29 May RadReaders’ Favorite Posts for May
These stories spanning side businesses, finding a career that fits you, lifestyle creep, quitting your job, and a few podcast recommendations.
May’s most popular newsletter articles…
You guys read these five stories over 3,000 times! (Read in descending order)
- Things I know for sure – Sixteen short maxims on creativity and challenging the status quo.
- A delightfully self-explanatory Reddit thread. – One simple change with a huge effect on your life.
- Amazon 2018 shareholder letter – Are high standards intrinsic or teachable?.
- 4 kinds of side businesses you can start – No tech expertise required.
- 🏆 How to pick a career (that actually fits you) – This is about way more than your career.
… and top blog posts
These posts saw over 9,500 of your 👀!
- Level up your workflow with Omnifocus and GTD – A classic on the ONLY to-do list out there.
- A behavioral hack to slow down lifestyle creep – Inspired by Thaler’s “nudge theory.”
- How to quit your job – My talk at the WSJ Future of Everything Festival, fully annotated!
- How to avoid lifestyle creep – It’s stealthy and extremely hard to unwind.
- 🏆 The two column guilt free (yet motivating) to-do list – I guess cognitive load is a real thing!
and ICYMI last week’s new posts
- How to start an email newsletter – My response to a RadReader question with my own experience and tips from two great newsletter creators. Subscribe to Kyle Westaway’s Weekend Reader and Matt Clifford’s Thoughts in Between.
- Andre Agassi on the moving goal post of success – If you’ve ever said to yourself, “Once I get [X], I’ll be happy” the tennis champion can commiserate.
And a few podcasts
We crowdsourced these series from the community…
- Dissect – A longform (and three season) analysis of Kanye, Kendrick, and Frank Ocean’s lives and discographies.
- Caliphate – A NYT exploration of ISIS seeking to answer the question ‘Who are they?’
- The Pay Check – A reported Bloomberg series investigating the gender pay gap.
… and two individual episodes
- Patrick Collison on Farnam Street – The co-founder of Stripe on education, how he learns, and challenging the entrenched payment industry.
- The Tyranny of Metrics on EconTalk – How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and government.
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