July was quite an unbelievable month. I spent two weeks in Ghana and met a lot of people.
I wrote less this month, recovering from writing a lot in June and slowed down reading to learn how to write better.
Highlights of the Month
- Travelled to Ghana. I compiled my experience here
- Published my first investigative piece which took about 3 months to write.
- These two amazing songs — The Glory and Zoe — came out.
Helpful stuff I came across
“People don’t choose between things, they choose between descriptions of things.
—Daniel Kahneman, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics”
I initially wanted to take the course but when I found out there was a book, I opted for it. I’ve read through it once and it’s good but I need to revisit occasionally to practice key concepts mentioned.
I enjoyed watching this Netflix show!
How To Become A Tyrant is a six-part docu-series that takes a witty approach to the history of tyrants in the 20th and 21st centuries. The episodes basically break down how to gain power and — even more important — keep it, by giving the examples of the six most famous dictators of the past hundred years.
I binged watched a lot of HBR videos, the conclusion of this particular is that productivity is personal.
+ 🎧 Five Levels of Pricing Success: Recently started listening to Blaire Enns (if you know you know).
I enjoyed reading this. The folks at Bloomberg calmed down and did the work of digging into the story of Hushpupi.
First round review does an amazing job consolidating lots of wisdom on building successful companies.
“The signs that you have a great manager are the actions you don’t think about until later.”
“The best way to be highly influential is to be human to everyone you meet.”
Favorite Quote 💭
“It is impossible to get better and look good at the same time.
Give yourself permission to be a beginner. By being willing to be a bad artist, you have a chance to be an artist, and perhaps, over time, a very good one.”
– Julia Cameron
Thank you for reading!
See you on the last Saturday or Sunday in August 2021 – so help me God!
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Have a fine August!