“All Rhodes Scholars had a great future in their past.”

–Peter Thiel

Part of the reason I title these “Friday roundups” is that I’m accountable to post throughout the week. If I don’t, my recent articles will just be a string of Friday Roundups.

 

What I’m Reading:

Zero to One Peter Theil. The startup manifesto in which he takes a big dump on traditional education and tracking. This one hits home. He could be talking about my experience of formal education when he writes, “Students who don’t learn best by sitting still at a desk are made to feel somehow inferior, while children who excel on conventional measures like tests and assignments end up defining their identities in terms of this weirdly contrived academic parallel reality.” It was painful and discouraging to be the former. But today, I’m so glad I wasn’t the latter.

 

Some titles from Image Comics. It was my first time actually buying comics at Newbury Comics. (Boston people will get it.)

 

What I’m listening to:

My Song on repeat while I work this week is “Temptation” by New Order.  It’s the one the girl in Trainspotting is singing while Renton is going through withdrawal.

 

You’re right, David, “Life on Mars” is Bowie’s best song. If you’re in NYC and want to learn more about Bowie’s relationship with the city, check out the David Bowie walking tour.

 

Mark Manson’s audio articles are great for “reading” while you’re on the move.

 

What I’m doing:

Typing all weekend after a brilliantly distracting trip to New York.


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Written by Charlie