5 Day Reading Challenge in May 2022 📚✨

5 Day Reading Challenge

Day 1️⃣

  1. How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success by Michael Simmons (9min)

    Charlie Munger has been a business partner of Warren Buffett for over 40 years. But few have been written about him. His model for success, backed by research, is simple and game-changing. It flies in the face of conventional wisdom on career success. According to his own account, he has studied widely and deeply in many fields and applied insights from them to investing.

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  1. Motivation is Overvalued. Environment Often Matters More by James Clear (4min)

    It can be tempting to blame failure on a lack of willpower or a scarcity of talent and to attribute success to hard work, effort, and grit. To be sure, those things matter. What is interesting, however, is that if you examine how human behavior has been shaped over time, you discover that motivation (and even talent) is often overvalued. In many cases, the environment matters more.

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  1. How to Think: The Skill You’ve Never Been Taught by FS Blog (4min)

    The best way to improve your ability to think is to actually spend time thinking. You can’t simply take a few minutes here and there, get the gist of the problem, and expect to make good decisions. One heuristic to tell how good someone is at making decisions is by how much time they have.

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Day 2️⃣

  1. 7 Ways to Retain More of Every Book You Read by James Clear (7min)

    One book will rarely change your life, even if it does deliver a lightbulb moment of insight. The key is to get a little wiser each day. And knowledge will only compound if it is retained. So, what matters is not simply reading more books, but getting more out of each book you read. In the article, he shares some of the best reading comprehension strategies he’s found.

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  1. Burnout vs boreout by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (5min)

    What burnout and bore out have in common is that they leave you exhausted, feeling empty, and unable to cope with the demands of work and life. Early symptoms such as demotivation, anxiety, and sadness can, if left unchecked, lead to depression. We need to grow through your work to find it meaningful.

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  1. Why To Curate Information by Robin Good (9min)

    "In an information economy, the ability to search/find, analyze, evaluate, deal with, absorb, learn from, manage, share and leverage useful information with, from and to others are the strategically valuable skills.” In this article, the author mentions the benefits and reasons why people curation information.

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Day 3️⃣

  1. Accelerated Learning: Learn Faster and Remember More by FS Blog (8min)

    Learning is the act of incorporating new facts, concepts, and abilities into our brains. You can train your brain to retain knowledge and insight better by understanding how you learn. Once you understand the keys to learning, everything changes—from the way you ask questions to the way you consume information.

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  1. Learn In Public by swyx (3min)

    What you do here is to have a habit of creating learning exhaust: write blogs and tutorials and cheatsheets, speak at meetups and conferences, etc. Whatever your thing is, make the thing you wish you had found when you were learning. At some point, you’ll get some support behind you. People notice genuine learners. By teaching you, they teach many. You amplify them.

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  1. Choose Enjoyment Over Pleasure by Arthur Brooks (4min)

    Enjoyment and pleasure are terms often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Pleasure happens to you; enjoyment is something that you create through your own effort. Pleasure is the lightheadedness you get from a bit of grain alcohol; enjoyment is the satisfaction of a good wine, properly understood. Pleasure is addictive and animal; enjoyment is elective and human.

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Day 4️⃣

  1. The No. 1 Predictor Of Career Success According To Network Science by Michael Simmons (8min)

    The author interviewed one of the world’s top network scientists, Ron Burt. During it, he shared a chart that completely flipped his understanding of success. According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success.

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  1. The Four Levels of Reading: Improve Skills One Level At A Time by FS Blog (6min)

    One of the secrets to acquiring knowledge is to read. A lot. Picking up a book and reading the words is the easy part. Reading to understand is much harder. The key is not simply to read more but rather to be selective about what we reading and how we are reading. In this article, he outlines the four levels of reading.

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  1. The Dunning–Kruger effect: you don’t know what you don’t know by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (5min)

    The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias of illusory superiority that people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. Incompetent individuals lack the metacognitive skills that enable them to tell how poorly they are performing. Block time for self-reflection, beware of cognitive biases, use second-level thinking, and take smart notes, and you will be ahead of the curve.

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Day 5️⃣

  1. The false promise of the 10,000 hour rule by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (5min)

    Nothing in a study suggests that anyone can become an expert in any given domain by putting in 10,000 hours of practice. And especially in complex fields, generalists are more likely to succeed, rather than specialists. So, forget about the 10,000-hour rule. Next time you feel like studying something new that doesn’t fit neatly into your “expertise toolbox”, go ahead, and do it.

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  1. The Right Thing 101 by John Maxwell (3min)

    The author, John Maxwell is a famous author and well-known for his book, “Ethics 101.” And it’s based on the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Essentially, asking the question, “How would I like to be treated?” is an integrity guideline. Think about it: How DO we like to be treated? In this article, he introduces the six principles.

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  1. In 1911, a genius revealed a forgotten science of how to be 50x more productive without working more hours by Michael Simmons (21min)

    Peter Drucker said “The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the manual worker in manufacturing.” At the point you’d expect another 50x increase in productivity because of computers, there was stagnation in the United States. The author researched why it happened and found a simple 4-step framework that could be applied to knowledge work.

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