These are Parker Holcomb’s good things.
Good things to read.
The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature by Geoffrey Miller. Nothing has shaped my world view like this book. It served as my introduction to the fields of evolutionary psychology and human nature. Everyone wants to know where we came from and why we do what we do (or why we think how we think)…you’ll never thing about those questions the same way again.
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. It’s going to be OK. In fact, it’s going to be great. Not only should we be excited for the iPhone 7, but innovations that address education, energy demand and political transparency. Ridley expands on how humanity benefits from the primary feature of humanity that separates us from the rest of organic life – (idea) exchange. “Nobody ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog”. – Adam Smith
The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick. A must read for any entrepreneur. Heard about thefacebook.com? I think its going to be big.
Good things to watch.
Steve Job’s 2005 Stanford Commencement. If you haven’t watched this yet, hurry up – you’re going to die soon.
A Darwinian View of Beauty. – TED talk by Denis Dutton. “Beauty is evolutions way of arousing and sustaining interest, fascination, obsession in order to encourage us to make the most adaptive decisions for reproduction and survival”.
Girls on HBO. Did I really just say that publicly?
Good things to use.
Evernote has revolutionized both my personal and business life over the past 2+ years. My elevator pitch – not worrying about memory frees up cognitive load to be innovative. I basically remember nothing, but I can access anything I thought was important during that period in the next 8 seconds.
Transforming thoughts from your head to the physical world is hard. MindNode Pro is a great way to brain dump, then later recall your thought process or share that process with others.
eHighlighter. Take great notes from paper books and articles. 90% faster.