This is a selection of invigorating works that guide and push toward personal growth and a culture of innovation. Given that many of today's publications on business share in a commonality of superfluousness, I've selected for meta lessons that aim to strengthen the basis for professional interactions rather than prescribe their form.


Reading attentively is difficult work, and few things drain your energy like a book that should have been an article. Or a Twitter thread. My hope is that these companions, with their respectable signal-to-noise ratios, will save some of your precious time and efficiently support you as they continue to support me.

talks & podcasts

Andrew Huberman’s podcast, The Huberman Lab features many rigorously tested protocols for managing and positively influencing different facets of your health.

Ray Dalio’s presentation on dealing with a changing world order, a topic we all are forced to face head-on since the wave of geopolitical events starting in 2020, gives a more holistic picture on how societies develop and ideas for embracing it.

Laurie Santos' podcast, The Happiness Lab is an evidence-based collection of tools around mental health and host of discussions around topics such as the modern workplace, professionalism, and purpose.

Lex Fridman’s podcast of the same name is a collection of long-form interviews centred around the insights gained by some of the most interesting contemporary thinkers. The aesthetic is sober, with a strong focus on science and technology.

Patrick Winston’s lecture on speaking is something very fundamental I wish I had heard in school.

Peter Attia’s body of research and podcast, The Drive, focuses on physical health, longevity, and performance. I recommend him especially for an awareness of the most obvious factors affecting your health .

Neri Oxman’s presentation on bio-inspired design, very convincingly, heralds the use of organical, grown design components as the fourth industrial revolution.

Ash Thorp’s podcast, The Collective, brings to you endlessly inspiring encounters with today’s giants of the arts and entertainment industry.

articles & tools

IDEO-U, the learning platform created by the IDEO design firm, offers (busienss) design, research, and strategy courses I can genuinely recommend. It’s the amount of forced human interaction, a hard-requirement for completing certificates, that puts them head and shoulders over other trainings I’ve completed.

Waking Up, the meditation tool named after Sam Harris' homonymous book and podcast, is the only app of this genre I find tasteful. Their feature “Moments” helps find a window of clarity on even the busiest of days.

The Gapminder Foundation, conceived by Hans rosling, provides a positive outlook on global matters based on data, something that often comes as a surprise in light of political climates.

Tristan Harris' ethical mission, the Center of Humane Technology, brings attention to the unprecedented power technologists and designers have over our daily lives today, as well as strategies for wielding it in a humane way.

Poolsuite.net, previously Poolside.fm, is the place to tune into when you need some sunshine but can’t really go anywhere.

Untools, by product designer Adam Amran, is a greatly useful collection of thinking frameworks that will provide aid in all manners of decision-making.

Start-up advisor Shreyas Doshi’s twitter threads, quirky as the format is, prove immensely insightful when it comes to gathering cues from someone on the cutting edge of the product development community.