Resources

Hi, this page contains all my recommendations and the tools I use often.

Back then, I included the software service Freedom on this page, but I’ve found a better free alternative, StayFocusd, for avoiding distraction without willpower. Anyway, this page will get updated every now and then and my recommendations could vary. (That goes the same for “best” books.)

Reading Lists

These are the books I’ve personally read and liked. However, just giving out the books here won’t justify the recommendation, so I made separate articles for them. You can find them here:

Best Books on Learning: Personal Favorites and FREE Resources

My Publicly-Available, Ever-Growing Notion Reading List. At first I was hesitant to share this in public, but I realized it was incredibly valuable for me. Then I figured it might also be the same for you. Anyway, I hope you like it.

Influences

There sure have been a lot of people who influenced my thinking and writing lately. This is my way of giving credit to them. Also, I believe they’re the best sources of information out there.

  • James Clear. I admit I compare my writing to his a lot, but I also realize that his writing didn’t come out of nowhere. He shows the power of his habits more than he writes about it.
  • Mark Manson. Mark is one of the most awesome guys out there. He’s well-versed in philosophy and psychology and can tell you something about you that you didn’t even know in a not-so-creepy way. Seriously, check him out.
  • Nat Eliason. I resonated the most with Nat since he’s the one I found most relatable. He’s only in his 20’s just like me, and he sometimes talks about unconventional insights only few people would agree. I haven’t posted a lot lately, but it’s because of him I wanted to get more of my thoughts out in the world. You’ll see more of that coming soon.
  • Derek Sivers. Derek is like your friendly neighborhood philosopher who shatters the illusions brought forth by your deepest naive aspirations. His life advice is pretty solid.
  • Shane Parrish. I discovered Shane through Nat, and it turns out that his content is one I talk a lot about with my friends. I didn’t know there was a thing called “mental models”–I just knew you had to think differently to solve hard problems (or prevent them). I have a couple of useful mental models for you here in my Drafts folder, so stay tuned.
  • David Perell. David is also a blogger I discovered through Nat; it seems that we’re all in a quest to get your attention away from noise, get your shit organized, and share thoughts worth sharing.

They’re all successful bloggers in their own right, and I treat them as virtual mentors by which I model some of my behaviors. I’m grateful these guys showed their work.

What I’ve Created

My mission is to solve my subscribers’ problems through my writing. Expect this list to get longer over time.

Using Anki Effectively – This bonus lesson contains the major principles I’ve learned in using Anki to revise 5 years of Engineering in 5 months.


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