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#7 Sharing some things that I've Read, Heard & Seen

What I've read


Tribe of mentors by Tim Ferriss - a follow on from Tools of Titans (shared previously). Basing his interviews on 11 key questions, this book is a 600 page! compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. My personal favourite and an area I have been looking to get better at is how to say NO! I need to be better at protecting my time for my agenda and I found answers to this question particularly valuable. Some of my favourite profiles and ones which I found particularly interesting in general are with Steven Pressfield, Kyle Maynard, Terry Crews, Yuval Noah Harari, Dustin Moskovitz, Anna Holmes and Julia Galef


One of my favourite pieces of advice in the book is from Tim O'Reilly - "Money is like petrol, you need to pay attention so you don't end up stuck at the side of the road. But the trip isn't a tour of gas stations"

What I've heard


A interview with Scooter Braun - He is the manager of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

In a very open and emotional discussion he describes the moments in the aftermath of the Manchester bombings, which took place at a concert for which he organised and was responsible. How he tried his best to cope and look after his staff and families of those affected whilst in such a short period of time went on to organise the One Love Manchester event 2 weeks later. You can listen to the interview here

What I've seen


The Netflix documentary the 13th - A very emotional documentary which is titled after the 13th amendment which freed slaves & prohibited slavery (unless a punishment for crime). It goes on to look at the mass imprisonment and sometimes excessive sentencing following the passing of the 13th amendment and how the mass imprisonment of people of colour has risen during this time, resulting in the US having 5% of the world's population and 25% of the worlds prisoners

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