Michael's Newsletter - August 2017

Hello friends!Habit: In July, I tried to meditate daily but found it really hard to stick with this h
Michael's Newsletter - August 2017
By Michael Karnjanaprakorn • Issue #40
Hello friends!
Habit: In July, I tried to meditate daily but found it really hard to stick with this habit. I meditated for a total of 7 different sessions out of 31 days. Looking to reboot this for the month of August.
Learning: Starting a new habit is much more difficult than removing one.
Recommendation: I binge watched The Defiant Ones on HBO. Truly inspiring to hear the story behind the creation of Beats. 
- Michael

My Latest Article
At Skillshare, we recently rolled out a pretty radical change: a “no salary negotiation” policy meant to ensure that every employee is paid fairly for their skills. 
Productivity
Supposedly, meditation recharges your brain and boosts your ability to focus. Supposedly, it makes you calmer and happier. Supposedly, it even makes the cortex of your brain thicker—which is…
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Most people wish their circumstances would magically change for them. They don’t have the desire to become better themselves so they can proactively improve their own circumstances. Unlike most…
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Future of Work
At first glance, the organization chart for the maker of True Story, a card game and mobile app in which players trade stories from their daily lives, resembled that of any company. There was a content division to churn out copy for game cards; graphic designers to devise the logo and the packaging; developers to build the mobile app and the website. There was even a play-testing division to catch potential hiccups.
The company known for room rentals now offers guided “experiences.”
Startups
Startups should be getting cheaper to build. After all, the industry’s created several waves of innovation that’s supporting this across multiple layers in the stack:
SoundCloud was once a platform beloved by listeners and creators, whose leaders hoped to revolutionize the music industry. Hamstrung by management mistakes and fierce competition, they never did. Here
Crypto
Around 12:00 PST, an unknown attacker exploited a critical flaw in the Parity multi-signature wallet on the Ethereum network, draining three massive wallets of over $31,000,000 worth of Ether in a…
We’re in the middle of $100 billion cryptocurrency bubble. From the mania, a long-term system will emerge, but not before a handful of visionaries and hucksters, take billions from the greater fools.
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