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Due to my December/holiday writing break, I haven’t shared the general link fest for a couple months. As a result, this is a heavy one!

One trend I’m noticing is that I’m finding more and more value in stories from the New York Times. I don’t know if that’s due to better content, a changing of my own tastes, or just Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but it’s encouraging to see some journalism living on.

January feels like a blur — hard to believe the month is past already. But, there are a lot of exciting things in the works on my side that I’m excited to share with you.

As a reminder, I love hearing from you. What is important to you in 2018? Respond to this email and let me know.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy some of the good stuff below.


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  1. Advice to a Young Man by GaryVee (22 mins)


  1. Hacking money, travel, and points with Chris Hutchins (Kevin Rose)
  2. The man who taught me how to invest (Tim Ferriss)
  3. Interview with Tim Urban of Wait But Why (Kevin Rose)
  4. The Services Problem (TropicalMBA)
  5. Terry Crews: How to have, do, and be all you want (Tim Ferriss)


  1. Have you tried to make yourself a more interesting person? (Austin Kleon)
  2. Coinbase: The heart of the Bitcoin frenzy (NYT)
  3. 95 Crypto Theses for 2018 (Medium)
  4. Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not (NYT)
  5. Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program (NYT)
  6. Don of the Dirtbags: An Interview with Yvon Chouinard (Founder of Patagonia)
  7. Trump has given North Korea “the greatest gift ever” (Vox)
  8. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Team Up to Try to Disrupt Health Care (NYT)


  1. Angel by Jason Calacanis
  2. Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards
  3. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss