Michael's Newsletter - May 2017

I've been looking into ways to hack my productivity and health:On the Whole30 diet after my girlfrien
Michael's Newsletter - May 2017
By Michael Karnjanaprakorn • Issue #37
I’ve been looking into ways to hack my productivity and health:

  • On the Whole30 diet after my girlfriend mentioned it to me. This has dramatically improved my energy levels.
  • Finished a 10 series on rolfing. My posture has improved where I can now stand on my heels. 
  • Experimented with Brain Octane Oil after reading Dave Asprey’s new book.
This month, I’ve been reading more about bitcoin and the blockchain. The more I read, the more excited I get about the opportunity. So much so that I’ve invested a good chunk of my portfolio into cryptocurrencies. I also launched my private AngelList syndicate where I’ll be sharing deals with early-stage startups within this space. 
Here are my favorite links from the previous month! 

Must Read
Rebooting the OS of how companies work. I’ve also included 25 of my own highlights (with Liner)
My Latest Article
Lessons learned from growing Skillshare from 2 to 50+ people.
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Strategy
This post dives into the growth strategy that led to key WeChat milestones, lessons learned and gives insight into the method behind the madness as WeChat scaled from 0 to 800M+ MAUs in less than 6 years.
Google made almost all its money from ads. It was a booming business — until it wasn’t. Here’s how things looked right before the most spectacular crash the technology industry had ever seen.
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Are the most advanced business people nurturing relationships in Facebook instead of LinkedIn already?
Blockchain
Bitcoin is the first practical solution to a longstanding problem in computer science, Marc Andreessen writes in Another View.
Over the last few years over $1bn has been invested in digital currency startups from venture capital firms and institutional investors. Then something odd started happening over the last 4 months. A…
We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology.
Using Paul Choudary’s Platform Thinking framework, I de-construct marketplaces’ most importent components and put them in perspective with blockchains’ properties.
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Alternative Investments
If someone came to you in 1992 and said, “Hey, there’s this thing called the Internet. Let me explain how billions and billions of dollars of value are going to be created in entirely new business models,” how would you have reacted? Well, maybe not, YOU, but most people?
These trends are spot-on if you’re interested in learning about investing into altcoins.
Productivity
“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” 
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“Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep.” 
Today I woke up to the alarm I set on my phone. My bedroom curtains opened automatically, triggered by the alarm. I walked into the bathroom to brush my teeth.
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Apps
A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It’s a unified and collaborative workspace for you and your team
Highlight and save your favorite quotes on LINER. LINER is the only web highlighter that syncs across desktop and mobile. Leave highlights on your favorite news articles, blog posts, PDFs and more!
Blockfolio offers complete cryptocurrency management, with easy to use tools to keep track of all your cryptocurrency investments. Get detailed price and market information for individual currencies and your entire portfolio all in one place.
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