Michael's Newsletter, February 2017

In 2017, I'll be bringing the newsletter back but will be publishing monthly, instead of weekly. Belo
Michael's Newsletter, February 2017
By Michael Karnjanaprakorn • Issue #34
In 2017, I’ll be bringing the newsletter back but will be publishing monthly, instead of weekly. Below are some of the top articles I read in January, along with one I recently published. Enjoy! 

Every three months, I audit my calendar to delete meetings that are inefficient. This process allows me to be pro-active and control my time, instead of being reactive to my calendar. 
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It’s tempting to measure leaders simply by the success of their businesses. But even the most successful founders know how much timing and luck can be confounding factors in this approach. Measuring leadership through bottom-line company performance also fails to provide any clues as to how someone can improve as a leader. So is there a better way?
When Sheryl Sandberg published Lean In in 2013, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman ordered several dozen copies. On March 11 — publication day — his female employees spilled off the elevator into the company…
Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he arranged to have laser eye surgery. He underwent the procedure not for the sake of convenience or appearance but, rather, for a reason he doesn’t usually talk much about: he hopes that it will improve his odds of surviving a disaster, whether natural or man-made. “If the world ends—and not even if the world ends, but if we have trouble—getting contacts or glasses is going to be a huge pain in the ass,” he told me recently. “Without them, I’m fucked.”
If you’re looking on how to optimize your health, intermittent fasting is definitely the way to go. 
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New Apps
Here are a couple of apps that I’ve started to use recently:

  • HabitBull: Habit Tracker
  • Bear: Writing App
  • Grammarly: “Grammarly makes sure everything you type
    is easy to read, effective, and mistake-free.”
View rest of the list here.
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