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Daniel Ek, CEO of Spotify — The Art of Seeing Around Corners, Two-Year Missions, Top Books, and the Essence of Fire Soul (#484)

Illustration by 99designs We believe that speed of iteration beats quality of iteration, which is why we’re not big on bureaucracy.— Daniel Ek Daniel Ek (@eldsjal) is the founder, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of directors of Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, with 320M users,...

Jim Collins — The Return of a Reclusive Polymath (#483)

Illustration via 99designs The most treasured gifts in the world are kind words spontaneously tendered.— Jim Collins Jim Collins (jimcollins.com) is a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick and a Socratic advisor to leaders in the business and social sectors. Having invested more than a quarter-century in rigorous research,...

Steven Rinella — A Short Introduction to True Wilderness Skills and Survival (#482)

Illustration via 99designs By being prepared, you do away with the nagging sense in the back of your head of, ‘What would I do if?’ It just frees you up. I want people to have that liberated, swaggering feeling outside.— Steven Rinella Steven Rinella (@MeatEater, @StevenRinella) is the host of the Netflix Originals series MeatEater and...

Dan Harris on Becoming 10% Happier, Hugging Inner Dragons, Self-Help for Skeptics, Training the Mind, and Much More (#481)

Illustration via 99designs Seeing clearly the cacophony of your own inner landscape is how you are no longer owned by it.— Dan Harris After ABC News anchor Dan Harris (@danbharris) had a nationally televised panic attack on Good Morning America in 2004, he knew he had to make some changes. He found himself on a bizarre adventure to rein...

Dax Shepard on the Craft of Podcasting, Favorite Books, and Dancing with Your Demons (#480)

Illustration via 99designs Be as kind and forgiving to yourself as you are to the people you love.— Dax Shepard Dax Shepard (@daxshepard) is an American actor, writer, director, and podcast host. He is known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle, Zathura: A Space Adventure, Employee of the Month, Idiocracy, Let’s Go to Prison,...

Mary Karr — The Master of Memoir on Creative Process and Finding Gifts in the Suffering (#479)

Illustration via 99designs For me, the solution to fear is curiosity and presence. I can’t be terrified and curious at the same time.— Mary Karr Mary Karr (@marykarrlit) is the author of three award-winning, bestselling memoirs: The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit. She is also the author of The Art of Memoir, which lays bare her own process...

How to Survive a Black Hole: Instructions and Other Brilliance from Astrophysicist Janna Levin

Photo by Yong Chuan Tan on Unsplash This guest post is authored by Janna Levin (@jannalevin), the Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. Janna has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. Janna is also director...

Scott Kelly — Lessons Learned from 500+ Days in Space, Life-Changing Books, and The Art of Making Hard Choices (#478)

Illustration via 99designs If the Earth was flat, wouldn’t the edge be the most popular tourist attraction on Earth? I would just go set up a taco truck and make a billion dollars with my edge-of-the-Earth tacos.— Scott Kelly Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut,...

Yuval Noah Harari on The Story of Sapiens, Forging the Skill of Awareness, and The Power of Disguised Books (#477)

Illustration via 99designs “As a species, we are very good in acquiring more power, but we are not good at all in translating power into happiness.”— Yuval Noah Harari Prof. Yuval Noah Harari (@harari_yuval) is a historian and bestselling author who is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today. His popular...

Seth Godin on The Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety (#476)

Illustration via 99designs “Perfectionism has nothing to do with perfect.”— Seth Godin Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 international bestsellers translated into more than 35 languages, including Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. He writes daily at Seths.blog, which is one of the most popular...

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