Here is your weekly dose of “5-Bullet Friday,” a list of what I’m enjoying or pondering.
New blog post you might’ve missed —
Many of you have been asking me for more long-form blog posts, and -- in particular -- about startup investing and how to get started. This post — while for informational purposes only and not investment advice — is intended to show you how one successful investor approached the early-stage game.
What I’m watching —
Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories. I have loved Kurt Vonnegut forever. This very short video is a great introduction to his humor and how simply powerful (and powerfully simple) good stories can be. Kurt has inspired me for ages because his writing is approachable -- he uses simple language to create fantastic characters and impart profound lessons. Unlike someone like Milan Kundera, who inspires but intimidates me, Vonnegut made me think “Hmmm… maybe I could actually be a writer…” If you’re looking for other resources, one book that has also helped me to think about storytelling over a discrete timeline was Save The Cat.
What I’m reading —
The Intelligent Plant by Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan).
Most popular post on Instagram —
I want, I want, I need, I need!
Quote I’m pondering —
“The stupidity of people comes from having an answer for everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything.”
- Milan Kundera
And as always, please let me know your requests and suggestions on Twitter. Which bullet above is your favorite? What do you want more or less of? Let me know. Just send a tweet to @tferriss and put #5BulletFriday in there so I can find it.
Have a wonderful weekend, all! And don’t miss the below...
P.S. — For those with similar green tea compulsions, I’ve been buying unsweetened Ito En Oi Ocha Green Tea via Amazon Prime for the last few months. I have no relationship with the company, and it has saved me hundreds of dollars versus my usual retail habit. I tend to get 3-4 cases at a time, put them in a closet, and keep at least four chilled bottles in the fridge, ready for journaling, walks, or whatever.
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