Useful and overlooked skills
- Respectfully interacting with people you disagree with.
- The ability to have a 10-minute conversation with anyone from any background. (I frequently practice this when I travel. I hitchhike & take local transport to get to connect with people)
- Getting to the point. Everyone's busy. Be concise
- Diplomatically saying “No.
To listen well, get curious
How do you be interesting? Be being interested.
Make a conversation curious & collaborative by asking questions. This will help you build a better understanding of what's going on in the head of the person you're talking to.
Who do we spend time with across our lifetime?
" In adolescence we spend the most time with our parents, siblings, and friends; as we enter adulthood we spend more time with our co-workers, partners, and children; and in our later years we spend an increasing amount of time alone."
Annual Planning Workbook
Another wonderful resource that will help you reflect, reset, and plan for the new year with intention.
Wait Who Is
A collection of essays, tweets & podcasts by interesting people, in a single place. Mostly Silicon Valley folks. Check out personality-based curation at it's best and see what Paul Graham (YC), Sam Altman (Open AI) & many more have been writing and speaking about.