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Dec 26, 2019

Wrapping up what happened this year -- and what an eventful year it was!


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Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation by Elkhonon Goldberg

Feck Perfuction by James Victore

Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual by Jocko Willink

Notes on Feck Perfection

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth by R. Buckminster Fuller

The War of ArtTurning Pro and Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Dec 19, 2019

Nobody has ever put the mission of Better Humanhood so succinctly. Give a shit. Let's explore.


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Links:

Whitney Cummings on Bert Kreischer's podcast

JoshShear.com; Give a shit

Dec 12, 2019

Feck Perfuction by James Victore was one of my favorite books that I read in 2019 (and I probably read over five dozen). We look at some of my highlights.


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Feck Perfuction by James Victore

Steven Pressfield

Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins

The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins

JoshShear.com: Notes on Feck Perfuction

Dec 5, 2019

We all have things we remember from our childhoods that match up across generational cohorts. But what are some of the things you're nostalgic about that aren't shared memories?


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Hood

Murphy's Pop Stop closes

Frankie & Johnnie

JoshShear.com: Our unshared memories

 

Nov 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving! If you have some elementary school students in your life, they're probably making hand turkeys and dressing up as Pilgrims and American Indians. But how much of what we learned in school is true?


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Links:

Country Living: Thanksgiving

Wikipedia: Thanksgiving

Wikipedia: The Reformation

National Geographic: Thanksgiving

Native Hope: What Thanksgiving means to Native Americans

"The Real Story of Thanksgiving"

JoshShear.com: Thanksgiving origin myth

Nov 14, 2019

Beyond faith, we actually agree on some myths that help society thrive.


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Sapiens,

The Dunbar number

JoshShear.com: The myths we share

Nov 7, 2019

Our look into U.S. holidays continues with the history of Veterans Day.


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Episode 20: Flag Day 2019

Episode 17: Memorial Day 2019

History Channel on Veterans Day

Wikipedia on Veterans Day

The differences between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

JoshShear.com: Veterans Day

Oct 31, 2019

We continue our exploration of holidays with a look at Halloween and Day of the Dead.


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Halloween by Robert Burns

Doug Stanhope talking about his mother's suicide

Japanese custom of sorting cremated remains with chopsticks

Samhain

Day of the Dead

Coco

Legend of the jack-o-lantern

Jehova's Witness take on Halloween

JoshShear.com: Origins of Halloween and Day of the Dead

Oct 24, 2019

Just about everyone who generates prescriptions for creativity includes some version of get some alone time, get out in nature or spend some time in silence. And just about everyone says you have to show up and do creative work for creativity to really shine through.


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Flow Research Project

Flow

Steven Kotler

Flow Genome Project

The Rise of Superman

Stealing Fire

Idea sex

Creativity

Richard Branson

Elon Musk

Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Peter Drucker

The Innovator's Cookbook

Where Good Ideas Come From

The Creative Brain

JoshShear.com; How to be more creative

Oct 17, 2019

What do some of the most innovative minds in history have in common? Not much, which means you can learn to be creative.


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Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Creativity by Elkhonon Goldberg

The Creative Brain

Creativity: The Perfect Crime

JoshShear.com: Creative Minds

Oct 10, 2019

It doesn't matter if you want to be part of the creative machine, you're in it. Getting through your day often involves creative decisions that not only didn't our parents have to make when they were our age, but also that no one would have even conceived of a decade and a half ago.


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• Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Fight for the Forgotten

Creativity

• Corporate Creativity

Eisenhower warns of a military-industrial complex

•  ARPAnet

JoshShear.com: An argument for creativity

Oct 3, 2019

Until very recently, neuroscience has had literally no clue what creativity looks like in the brain, but our knowledge of the brain is constantly expanding, and now we finally do have some understanding of the parts of the brain involved in creativity.


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Links:

The Origins of Creativity

Creativity: The Human Brain in the Age of Innovation

Fire Up Your Writing Brain

The Psychopath Inside

• Why We Sleep

JoshShear.com: What is creativity, and where does it come from?

Sep 26, 2019

In which we learn that celebrities are really just people.


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Links:

• Sean Lennon on Marc Maron's podcas

Kim Kardashian working on sentencing reform

U.S. malls that don't allow unaccompanied teens

Kurt Cobain's suicide note

JoshShear.com: The myth of celebrity

Sep 5, 2019

You already have some super power. What kind of super hero are you?


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Links:
Mark Henson

Ordinary Superpowers

Mark Henson on JKWD

JoshShear.com: What kind of superhero do you want to be?

Aug 29, 2019

While today Labor Day is often celebrated as the unofficial end of summer — the last day for beaches, vacation seasons and outdoor pools, and in some cases the last day of summer break for public school systems — its intended purpose is to celebrate the contribution of the labor force.


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Links:
NYT article on first Labor Day march

Oregon celebrates Labor Day

Congress declares a federal holiday

May Day Haymarket Riot

Department of Labor outlines Labor Day

AFL-CIO statement on Labor Day

JoshShear.com: The Origins of Labor Day

Aug 8, 2019

Something that many people moving on and up in their careers — or starting new businesses, raising their prices, etc. — suffer from is impostor syndrome. What is it?


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Impostor syndrome (Wikipedia)

The reality of impostor syndrome

Feel like a fraud?

Carole Lieberman

What is impostor syndrome?

JKWD: In praise of compliments

Valerie Young

5 different types of impostor syndrome

Master Key Experience

JoshShear.com: Impostor syndrome

Aug 1, 2019

HEY! Who needs a rabbit hole to go down?


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Links:
Naval Ravikant on Joe Rogan's podcast

Agrippa's trilemma

Pascal's triangle

Falsifiability (Wikipedia)

Snakehead fish

JoshShear.com: Beliefs aren't facts

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