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Shawn L

Builds stuff minimally


AI killing artist?
2 mins

When artist used paintbrushes, they probably had similar reactions to what we’re experiencing now.

They might have said, “Digital is killing my job. Art is no more. Thus, I refuse digital.”

Derek Sivers interview at Tim Ferriss Podcast
3 mins
how to live derek sivers tim ferriss
You know how you have that bad pen? Throw out the bad pen.” Derek Sivers: It’s so liberating. Don’t have the bad pen. It’s about self-respect, isn’t it? Even something as simple as a pen. When I’ve done that, I went, “I’m better than this. I’m not going to take this.
Even better...
1 min
writing persuasion
“It’s even better than…” reduces persuasion. Just say “Our app is fast” instead of “Our app is even faster than X”. Only show comparison if it’s a 10x difference.
Buy Back Your Time - Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire
11 mins
book summary focus time management
Chapter 1: How I Buy Back My Life # The Buyback Principle means you should continually use every resource you can to buy back your time. The Buyback Principle: Don’t hire to grow your business. Hire to buy back your time. a decision to not grow is a decision to slowly die.
3 mins
Showmanship doesn’t need to be showy Bracket Vulnerable Website Copy (Trends) Start with emotions you want to get Note taking For books Short form Morning pages Five minute journal Swipe files Replace vague words Backlinks Showmanship doesn’t need to be showy # Showmanship gets people excited and wondering what will happen.
Wait till you're bored of ChatGPT
1 min
Googling for code samples and writing a test case would take minimum 15 minutes. ChatGPT does that in less than a minute. Sure there are cases where ChatGPT don’t know an answer. Or give a corporate-sounding answer without giving me a number. It sometimes acts like ChadGPT by giving a wrong answer confidently.
The Minimalist Entrepreneur
6 mins
book summary startup
Minimalist entrepreneur makes a difference while making a living. Don’t ask “How can I help?” Instead be observant and cultivate authentic relationships. Don’t spend time convincing people. Spend time educating people. Selling is a discovery process, and minimalist entrepreneurs use sales as an opportunity to talk to potential customers one by one about their products while simultaneously educating themselves about the problem they are trying to solve for them.
Joe Rogan Podcast #1309 - Naval Ravikant
2 mins
naval joe-rogan
Specialization is for insects. You’ve got one life, just do everything you’re going to do Read the best 100 books over and over again until you absorbed them, rather than read all the books. Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want.
How to live - 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion
7 mins
book summary derek sivers
This is my bible.
New Way to Age
32 mins
book summary health
The seven best doctors in the world are: God, sunlight, diet, rest, exercise, self-confidence, and friends. Antiaging medicine builds up immune system. As a general rule people who practice antiaging medicine don’t get sick. The foods we decide to consume and the choices we make each day can turn on certain genes or turn off certain genes.