Still on Peak

What I’m reading

Peak by Anders Ericsson
I’m still on this one. That’s not a good sign at this point. I’ll need to pick up something more meaty for the next book. So if you have suggestions, click here.


BW - 48: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
It’s time for another classic that both Mike and Joe are a bit embarrassed they haven’t read previously. And it turns out to be a book where the title doesn’t do it justice.

WTW - 27: The Whole Working on the Internet Dilemma
Joe talks about his new business venture, ProCourse! This leads to a conversation about the natural evolution from freelancer to business owner, and all of the challenges that come with it: Setting goals (or choosing not to), getting buried in email, adding yet-another-Slack channel, and telling people IRL what you do in the first place.

Books added to the list

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Sr. Ron Chernow
I’ve long been fascinated by some of these big names of old. Maybe I just have a deep interest in the way their minds worked and what made them a big name. But among those is Rockefeller. I need to pick this up soon.

Interesting Productivity Guild topics

Comparing Bear to Ulysses - Digital Tools
This topic resurfaced this week when I was asked if I’m still using Bear. Spoiler: I’m not.

OmniFocus 3 Dashboard perspective setup - Ask for Help
An interesting question that I wasn’t able to answer (but Justin did) about setting up my old Dashboard concept in OmniFocus 3.

Giving back to the communities I’ve joined - Mindsets
Wilson has been a huge asset to the Guild since it’s original creation. In this topic, he explains his rationale for being so active.

The Future of Mac Apps - Pro Newsletters

Links of Interest

Introducing ProCourse
#shamelessplug I’m very biased here. This was the release topic I created on the Meta forums when I unveiled my new Discourse company, ProCourse.

The Hustle Newsletter
This is a newsletter I’ve been getting for a little over a month now and I have to say I highly recommend it. The Hustle is a daily rundown of what’s going on in the business world. Who purchased who? Why should we be interested in Sonos again? How much did Fortnite make in a month?!

The Calmest iPhone Yet – The Sweet Setup
I have to agree with Shawn here, this iOS announcement keynote had some intense features packed in to help you manage your device use.

Jerry Seinfeld’s Closed Door - Cal Newport
Even Jerry Seinfeld had deep work figured out when creating his hit TV series.


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