Weekly thought 01-22-2022

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I listened to or watched a few interesting youtube video and or twitter space recently. The most significant one is the “storytelling”, I believe this is probably as important as “compounding effect” in investing and life time learning.

Below is the youtube video, how to speak, by Prof Patrick Winston of MIT

Twitter Space (how to tell stories): by Justin Garrison and some others (this reminds me need to write a few war stories when I was working for the credit card company as SRE, biz ops or production support). || Justin also suggested this book: Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling

This is also in line with Warren Buffett’s emphasis on “public speaking” and I believe he was quite shy when he was young, and he signed up the Dale Carnegie course to improve his public speaking skills: the rest is the history.

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Second topic I am interested, somewhat related to the story telling, is transitioning and level up in the IT / Software space. This is the twitter space: benefits of dating jobs in Tech. I understand the title maybe a bit hard to understand, but I think the content is good. I did some of that in the past, notably in year 2013, 2014, and 2015. Also did some of that (looking internally) when I was with the credit card co. between 2016 and 2018.

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Last but not least, I have two good newsletter to share. This English one by Juston Garrison (same Justin as above). There is a subscribe (weekly email option which I recommend.)

科技爱好者周刊 by ruanyf : github; available at WeChat too. Note for WeChat this is just one weekly magazine, I think you may consider subscribe it via WeChat.