Michael's Newsletter - July 2017

This month, I share my experience with the no coffee experiment, being a xennial, and cryptocurrencie
Michael's Newsletter - July 2017
By Michael Karnjanaprakorn • Issue #39
This month, I share my experience with the no coffee experiment, being a xennial, and cryptocurrencies. Enjoy!

Habits
In June, I cut out coffee. Here are some of my observations:

  • I didn’t get headaches but I was grumpy in the first couple of days. This went away after the third day. But the first week was pretty rough as I was going through caffeine withdrawals.
  • I slept better. Much better.  The deep REM sleep, instead of the “wake up at 3 am and not fall back asleep” type of sleep.
  • I drank more water. There were days where I would drink more coffee than water.
  • My energy levels were higher and sustained throughout the day.
I originally started this experiment to increase my energy levels, which was successful. I miss my iced coffees but I decided to maintain this new habit into July.  
This month, I’m focused on meditating every day for at least 15 minutes. I’ll be using the Headspace app. Will report back result next month.

My Latest Article
Token network effects occur when the growth of the network aligns with the appreciation of the token. As the network grows, the token adds value to the platform and accelerates network effects.
Interesting Reads
When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a “Just because.” You can explain: “Red is for stop and green is for go.” Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with plenty of encouragement.
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“I was faced with the prospect of owning a billion-dollar company, with thousands of employees making ‘outdoorlike’ clothing for posers,” he said early in 1991, in a speech to the employees.
Read how Yvon Chouinard turned his eco-conscious, anti-corporate ideals into the credo of a successful clothing company. Learn about Tom Brokaw, the invention of fleece, and management by absence.
Small-bite credentials are being used as supplements.
As one of Silicon Valley’s most sought-after brand strategists, Julie Supan has helped some of tech’s fast-growing companies find their high-expectation customer — and optimal position in the market.
Xennials fit the microgeneration sandwiched between Gen X and Millennials.
Cryptocurrencies
“Ever since Nas Daily’s video came out about how I earned over $400,000 with less than $10,000 investing in Bitcoin and Ethereum…”
This is one of the best articles I’ve read on investing into cryptocurrencies for the long-term. 
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Great primer of learning everything about cryptocurrencies.
The ultimate 3500-word guide in plain English to understand blockchain
Recommendations
Digital Gold is New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper’s brilliant and engrossing history of Bitcoin
Bloomberg called Khe Hy “The Wall Street Guru” and CNN “Oprah for Millennials”. The Rad Awakenings podcast tells the stories of individuals who are stuck, undergoing transitions, or embarking on new adventures.
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