Sunday Links

  • 7 Popular “Self-Help Tips” That Are F**king Up Your Life – “I’m appalled with some of the bullshit I see spouted by self-help speakers online.” The headline is extreme but is a healthy reminder that you need to see your own path to improvement, and to be aware of winner bias when learning from successful people.
  • 5 Stoic Exercises That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur – Very few ancient philosophies can be traced back to an entrepreneur, but one can: Stoicism. Around 304 BC, a merchant named Zeno was shipwrecked on a trading voyage.
  • The Question I Never Asked But Should Have – A coaching client has been learning to ask quality questions. She shared one with me that blew me away.
  • You Are Not Google – “Software engineers go crazy for the most ridiculous things.” Echoes of “premature optimization is the root of all evil” and a reminder to right-size solutions for our specific problem domain.