The Startup Index: #10

The Remarkable Advantage of Abundant Thinking


Happy Thursday,

I'd rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right. //Elon Musk

Essays of the week

You Are Not Lazy, You Are Distracted: How to Feed Your Focus — “If you keep feeding your distractions, you can’t make real progress. If you are trapped in a wealth of online distractions, you have to start thinking about a different approach to work.”

The Remarkable Advantage of Abundant Thinking — “If you consider yourself to be ambitious, this has happened to you. Your alarm goes off, and you’re ambushed by thoughts of the grind ahead; finding that needle in a haystack;…”

Long Waves: The History of Innovation Cycles — Creative destruction plays a key role in entrepreneurship and economic development. Coined by economist Joseph Schumpeter in 1942, the theory of “creative destruction” suggests…

Jim O'Shaughnessy on Bitcoin, Investing Psychology, and the Secret to a Long-Lasting Marriage — Jim O’Shaughnessy is a Wall Street legend and the founder, chairman, and chief investment officer of O’Shaughnessy Asset Management…”

Why Are So Many Knowledge Workers Quitting? — “Many well-compensated but burnt-out knowledge workers have long felt that their internal ledger books were out of balance: they worked long hours, they made good money…”

Timeless wisdom

Twitter Thread — 7 High-Value Ideas & Habits: A thread with 7 high-value ideas & habits that took Shreyas more than a decade of my career (and dozens of costly mistakes) to learn.

Podcast — How to Unplug from Work: This is a great, short podcast episode from Alex Lieberman, the co-founder and executive chairman of Morning Brew - on the dangers of burnout and how to unplug to avoid it.

Quote — Creativity is based on the belief that there’s no particular virtue in doing things the way they’ve always been done. – Rudolf Flesch

Until Next Week,

Be Epic!


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