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  • Josh shared from Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford
    This book grows out of an attempt to understand the greater sense of agency and competence I have always felt doing manual work, compared to other jobs that were officially recognized as “knowledge work.” Perhaps most surprisingly, I often find manual work more engaging intellectually
  • Josh shared from Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers by David Perlmutter
      5. P. M. Kris-Etherton, et al., “Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in the Food Chain in the United States,” American
  • Josh shared from Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
    “There’s a will to make sense that drives what she does,” Schoenfeld says. “She wouldn’t accept a superficial ‘Yeah, you’re right’ and walk away. That’s not who she is. And that’s really unusual.”
  • Josh shared from a Personal Document
    Maneuver warfare is a warfighting philosophy that seeks to shatter the enemy's cohesion through a variety of rapid, focused, and unexpected actions which create a turbulent and rapidly deteriorating situation with which the enemy cannot cope.
  • Josh shared from a Personal Document
    When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
  • Josh shared from a Personal Document
    When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
  • Josh shared from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
    Another study, of 38,000 knowledge workers across different sectors, found that the simple act of being interrupted is one of the biggest barriers to productivity.
  • Josh shared from Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides
    Planning is for the world’s great cities, for Paris, London, and Rome, for cities dedicated, at some level, to culture. Detroit, on the other hand, was an American city and therefore dedicated to money, and so design had given way to expediency.
  • Josh shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    After adding a bit more praise, he quietly added a reservation, one that was serious but rarely spoken: “But Tim’s not a product person, per se.”
    Note: Exactly the problem.
  • Josh shared from Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    I thought we should be able to eat off the floor of the factory. Well, this drove Debi up the wall. She didn’t understand why. And I couldn’t articulate it back then. See, I’d been very influenced by what I’d seen in Japan. Part of what I greatly admired there—and part of what we were lacking in our factory—was a sense of teamwork and discipline. If we didn’t have the discipline to keep that place spotless, then we weren’t going to have the discipline to keep all these machines running.
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