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Welcome to Episode I of The Curiosity Chronicle - a weekly short-form newsletter designed to spark your intellectual curiosity. Each week, I will share five pieces of content - one quote, one tweet, one article, one podcast, and one bonus item - all curated for curiosity.
So without further ado, here’s The Curiosity Chronicle: Episode I…
“I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” - Mark Twain
I love this quote. It takes much longer to simplify than it does to complicate. Simplicity really is the ultimate form of sophistication (thanks, Leonardo!).
This was an epic tweet from my friend Trung Phan. One of those “a-ha!” moments for me, as I had never realized these beautiful design nuances.
This new piece from Paul Graham was so, so good.
There is a neat razor here. The Paul Graham Razor: If a person proposes a seemingly preposterous idea, ask: (1) Is this person a domain expert? (2) Do I know this person to be reasonable? If yes on (1) and (2), you should take the idea seriously, as it may be an asymmetric bet on the future.
This Business Breakdown podcast from my friend Patrick O’Shaugnessy and the team over at Colossus was really fascinating. Visa is an incredible company with a truly remarkable business moat. If you like deep-dives on businesses, I highly recommend giving it a listen.
This image - from the amazing Tim Urban of Wait But Why - is literal perfection. If you allow the past to consume you, you will never create the future you want and deserve. Focus on the future - it is so damn bright.
That does it for Episode I of The Curiosity Chronicle. If you enjoyed this, I’d love for you to share it with your friends!
Until next time, stay curious, friends!