Think, Try, Pause 002
Building a career moat, a collection of resources for creators, and relaxing forest sounds.
Every month, I share a collection of links highlighting the stories, products, and conversations that piqued my interest. No paid promotions or affiliate links are included.
Career moat 101 — This post by Cedric Chin provides a better framework for thinking about your career: building a moat. A career moat comes from having a rare and valuable skill (or a rare and valuable combination of skills) and helps you maintain a competitive advantage in a fast-changing work landscape.
On learning difficult things — In this post, Nate shares some tips you can use when learning hard subjects. I’ve found explaining to others particularly helpful to me in the past, and this point also stuck with me: It's worth remembering that doing less than you're capable of — on purpose — might be a good strategy for maximizing long-term output.
The most exciting applications of cryptocurrency and blockchain in the African context — As you probably know, web3 is an area of interest for me. There are exciting use cases for blockchain in Africa and in this post, Emeka Ajene talks to experts on the continent about some of them.
Death is something we try not to think about often, but some good can come from contemplating our own mortality — like realizing what matters most. This app lets you do just that.
Thursday is a simple, fun tool for hosting socials with your remote team. It comes with games you can play together in small breakout groups.
Google launched a suite of resources for creators including a community, guides, and products for creating and distributing content.
Dune is a free platform for exploring, creating, and sharing crypto analytics.
The movie, Dune.
Relax with these sounds from forests around the world.
Then travel back in time to hear music from different parts of the world.
Loving this new collaborative project — Gener8ion — from producer, Surkin, and filmmaker Romain Gavras. Here’s the first chapter featuring 070 Shake.
I started an Instagram account where I share thoughtful quotes from my favorite books, movies, songs, and essays. Interestingly, it's named after this section of the newsletter — pause.
Till next month ✌🏼
PS: If you’ve got any interesting links, feel free to email me.