This is a collection of resources that are in the replies to David Perell's tweet: "Name one idea that changed your life".
Here is a list of ideas and related resources (with the people who mentioned them):
Idea: "Complex things are not made, they are grown"
Book: The Process of Creating Life by Christopher Alexander
Mentioned by @mathieuhelie
Idea: "True Fans"
Article: 1000 true fans by Kevin Kelly
Mentioned by @DrewCoffman
Article: The Power of Anti-Goals by Andrew Wilkinson
Mentioned by @david_perell
Article: Peter Thiel's Religion by David Perell
Mentioned by @SalomnA
Idea: "Finite vs Infinite Games"
Book: Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility by James P. Carse
Mentioned by @divergent_ideas
Idea: "Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."
Documentary: Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life
Mentioned by @zachagallagher
Idea: "Consistent 1% improvement is extremely powerful"
Article: Marginal Gains: This Coach Improved Every Tiny Thing by 1 Percent by James Clear
Mentioned by @seyitaylor
Idea: "Seneca’s Barbell attitude to risk-taking"
Book: Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mentioned by @dvassallo
Idea: "Pain + Reflection = Progress."
Book: Principles by Ray Dalio
Mentioned by @JamesSkon
Idea: "Shadow powers"
Article: 10,000 Hours with Reid Hoffman: What I Learned by Ben Casnocha
Mentioned by @sidharthajha
Idea: "Work doesn't have to necessarily feel like playing to be pleasurable"
Article: How to Do What You Love by Paul Graham
Mentioned by @angelgomeztw
Idea: "Not everyone has the same talents or can provide the same value, but that doesn't mean you have to stick with mediocrity"
Article: The Parable of the Talents
Mentioned by @angelgomeztw
Article: How to be Successful by Sam Altman
Mentioned by @angelgomeztw
Idea: "Time blindness"
Video: Essential Ideas for Parents by Russell Barkley
Mentioned by @tjrwriting
Idea: "Manufacturing Consent"
Documentary: Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, Documentary
Mentioned by @dataproductjobs
Idea: “What other lies have I been told?”
Book: Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell
Mentioned by @bitsee2
Idea: "'The most damaging thing you learned in school wasn't something you learned in any specific class. It was learning to get good grades.'"
Article: The Lesson to Unlearn
Mentioned by @Gautham_rdy
Idea: "You should build a podcast."
Article: The Podcast Fellowship (a summer program)
Mentioned by @DavidNebinski
Idea: "Makers Schedule VS. Manager's Schedule"
Article: Makers Schedule, Manager's Schedule by Paul Graham
Mentioned by @nikhiljoisr
Idea: "Markets, competition and the infinite ways to invent new products."
Article: How to Make Wealth by Paul Graham
Mentioned by @thisiskp_
Idea: "Sharing ideas, knowledge, and experiences"
Article: "Obvious to you, Amazing to others." by Derek Sivers
Mentioned by @kerolfalah
Idea: “Learn to Sell, learn to build, if you can do both, you’ll be unstoppable”
Tweetstorm: How to Get Rich (without getting lucky) by Naval
Mentioned by @SebasReyesR
Idea: "Give people value, not potential. I read this in college 8 years ago. I remember it still today."
Mentioned by @G_Langenderfer
- Mar 5, 2018
- How to Live
Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule*Excerpt:* One reason programmers dislike meetings so much is that they're on a different type of schedule from other people. Meetings cost them more. There are two types of schedule, which I'll call the manager's schedule and the maker's schedule. The manager's schedule is for bosses. It's embo
Antifragile: Things That Gain from DisorderAntifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Skin in the
The Process of Creating LifeExcerpt from Amazon.com: Christopher Alexander's series of ground-breaking books including A Pattern Language and The Timeless Way of Building have pointed to fundamental truths of the way we build, revealing what gives life and beauty and true functionality to our buildings and towns. Now, in The
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy<i>Basic Economics</i> is a citizen's guide to economics-for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Sowell reveals the general principles behind any kind of economy-capitalist, socialist, feudal, and so on. In readable language, he shows how t
How to Make Wealth*Excerpt:* (This essay was originally published in Hackers & Painters.) If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup. That's been a reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years. The word "startup" dates from the 1960s, but what happ
- Jan 19, 2015
Obvious to you. Amazing to others.Any creator of anything knows this feeling: You experience someone else’s innovative work. It’s beautiful, brilliant, breath-taking. You’re stunned. Their ideas are unexpected and surprising, but perfect. You think, “I never would have thought of that. How do they even come up with that? It’s geni
Peter Thiel's ReligionHuman culture began with a murder. That culture was fueled by rage and rivalry, which led to violence. Managing that violence is the secret reason for all religious and political institutions. In The Bible, The Cain and Abel story is the first act of life after the Garden of Eden. Cain is a farmer
The Podcast Fellowship (a summer program)Summer internships are a problem. Too often, you’re working for free, doing very little of value and learning less. Two out of three might be okay, but that’s a lousy combination. Too often, careers are shaped based on too little input from a busy office. And far too often, privilege and existing r
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media – Feature, DocumentaryManufacturing Consent explores the political life and ideas of world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist Noam Chomsky. Through a collage of biography, archival material and various graphics and illustrations, Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick's 22-award-winning documentary highlightwww.youtube.com 167 min
Principles: Life and WorkRay Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goa
How to Do What You LoveTo do something well you have to like it. That idea is not exactly novel. We've got it down to four words: "Do what you love." But it's not enough just to tell people that. Doing what you love is complicated. The very idea is foreign to what most of us learn as kids. When I was a kid, it seemed as