Friday, June 30, 2017. Issue #130
12 Must-Read Books (Released This Year) Every Wildly Ambitious Person Should Read | Thrive Global
Warren Buffett credits many of his great money decisions to his voracious reading habit. The best books can inspire you to pursue your passion project or build the life you want. This year, I’ve committed to finding and reading all of the life-changing books I can track down. If you are looking to start a successful side project, advance your career,..
I’ve never had a “mentor,” no well-connected older colleague I go to for career advice and moral support. I don’t have regular check-ins involving my professional life with anyone other than my manager, and I’m betting that’s true for lots of people. Sure, a formal mentoring relationship..

You want your life to be easier. But, here’s the thing: You want the process of improving your daily existence to be, well, easy.
Hey, I’m right there with you—which is why I’ve pulled together this helpful list of 28 simple (yes, simple!) ways that you can make the day to day a little more painless.

While Stoicism is an ancient philosophy, it’s experiencing a bit of a resurgence in our modern world. There’s a plethora of new books and articles on the topic, most of them quoting what’s taken to be the Stoic bible: Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Much of what’s written about Stoicism...

When asking how someone is, the response is often: “busy”. Technology has fuelled a fixation with productivity, as people try to cram as much into their working day and spare time as possible. But are we really as busy as we think we are?

It’s been said, “There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people and those who don’t.” In reality, there’s lots more of the former. And it can be vastly consequential when people are divided into Us and Them, ingroup and outgroup, “the people” (i.e., our kind) and the Others.

When Nina Cheng graduated from university less than a decade ago, she didn’t think she’d be selling fox fur iPhone cases for upwards of $350. Working in three different industries – banking, consulting and fashion – before starting her fur accessories business gave her new insight on how to navigate her career.

Weekends aren’t what they used to be. And it’s become a serious problem. That’s the message of Katrina Onstad’s new book The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork. Onstad, a Canadian novelist and journalist who has written for the The New York Times,,,

When Gwyneth Paltrow first launched Goop in 2008, it was a great place to find out where to eat the best tapas in Barcelona. It was straight-up celebrity-lifestyle voyeurism, and Paltrow, with her long blonde hair and aura of complete self-satisfaction, was irresistible. 
Regular reports warn us that an automation apocalypse is nigh. In January, a McKinsey & Company study found that about 30% of tasks in 60% of occupations could be computerized and last year, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that 80m US and 15m UK jobs might be taken..
A book I’m reading:  Personal Kanban: Mapping Work - Navigating Life by Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry. Personal Kanban is about choosing the right work at the right time. This book is for anyone looking to become not only more productive, but also effective, and efficient.
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom