Friday, July 28th, 2017. Issue #134
Genius Takes Time And Extraordinary Effort | The Mission
Humans differ in brain power. Some get a biological head start, others improve over time. It cannot be stressed enough though that the optimum path towards maximum achievement is always through persistent training. The brain is adaptable, and consistent practice can create skills that did not exist before…
When I made a list of my favorite movies, there were more made by Christopher Nolan than everyone else combined. Memento. Batman Begins. The Prestige. He's a trailblazing director, screenwriter, and producer—one of the rare auteurs of our time. His latest, Dunkirk, is his first..
As Belarusian-American chess master Charles A. Jaffe once claimed, "It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits." Not surprisingly, many of the wealthiest people on earth have distinct penny-pinching habits that have paved the road to their success and vast...
At a recent conference in Detroit, billionaire Jack Ma, founder of the online marketplace Alibaba, told CNBC that, thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, people will soon work less. “I think in the next 30 years, people only work four hours a day and maybe four days..
They called Feynman the “Great Explainer.” Richard Feynman (1918-1988), an author, graphic novel hero, intellectual, philosopher, physicist, and No Ordinary Genius is considered to be one of the most important physicists of all time. He pioneered an entire field: quantum...
For the last five years, we lived with one of the most brilliant people on the planet. Sort of. See, we just published the biography of Dr. Claude Shannon. He’s the most important genius you’ve never heard of, a man whose intellect was on par with Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. 
You have epic creative talent: You’ve always had a talent for visual art. Or believed the pen was mightier than the sword. Maybe you love to design interiors. Or you want to teach others to love music as you do. It’s your dream to one day turn that creative talent...
At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts. Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most. Even among sign language speakers, studies show that typically we leave just a fraction...
Is someone consistently taking advantage of you? Your romantic partner or your boss? Do you rush around trying to do things for them but they never seem to have your back? Or is keeping up with their mood swings and meltdowns a 24/7 job? Do you find yourself doing more...
hen Maryam Mirzakhani died at the tragically early age of 40 this month, the news stories talked of her as a genius. The only woman to win the Fields Medal – the mathematical equivalent of a Nobel prize – and a Stanford professor since the age of 31, this Iranian-born academic had been..
A book I’m reading: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey. What do 161 great minds have in common? Looking over many of the entries in this book, it is hard not to resolve to create your own solid daily routine.
Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly
Thanks for your attention. Have an epic weekend!
Thomas · 17 Saxon Rd · London · England · SE25 5EQ · United Kingdom
Unsubscribe | View in browser