Influential Reads – January 2019

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More on my process for collecting, filtering (Feedly), reading, saving (Evernote) and reviewing my reading list later.  

As part of evolving that system to add some more structure, I will be posting the most influential reads I have encountered over the past month.  That does not mean they are the best reads, that I necessarily agree with them, etc. It means they have helped to influence and evolve my thinking – essentially the primary purpose of reading, right?

In addition to incorporating the step of going back and reviewing all my reads from the month, by limiting the list to ten, the process will utilize a theme that I’ve been employing on a more frequent basis lately.  That is to inject a constraint. It’s like air in a balloon. Hint: gases expand to fill their containers.

Here are my most influential reads from January – in no particular order:

  1. New Year, new mantra
  2. Why to Take Notes
  3. You Should Adopt the Boring Habits of Successful People
  4. The game-day caffeine routine that powers the NBA’s most frequent flyers
  5. Updating My Favorite Performance Chart for 2018
  6. Switch Your Devices to Dark Mode to Give Your Eyes a Break
  7. The Insane Numbers Behind Cycling’s Most Masochistic Race
  8. Gundlach Warns U.S. Economy Is Floating on ‘an Ocean of Debt’
  9. The Biggest Valuation Spread in 40 Years?
  10. Intro to The Media Bias Chart

There were a lot of great articles at the end / beginning of the year.

Note: This is based on when I read the article, not necessarily when it was first published.  Unfortunately, my backlog of things I would like to read always seems to dwarf the amount of time I can devote to reading.