March 2017 Must-Haves

You know the drill by now. Every month, on or near the 15th, I publish a list of blogs, podcasts, books, products or anything else I consider to be a must-have or must-do.

Let’s get to March 2017’s Must-Haves

  • Farnam Street – Recently discovered this site and it’s now in my Feedly RSS feed. So much great content, including this interview with Naval Ravikant, one of the best and brightest.
  • The Absent Superpower – This is the 2nd in a series of books by Peter Zeihan. His first book, The Accidental Superpower, changed much of how I view both the present and the future. I recommend them both, and I recommend reading them in order, but you don’t have to. There is rarely a week that goes by where I don’t see some indicator that Peter’s way of thinking is slowly happening right in front of me.
  • WestWorld – I get that I am really late to this party, but I don’t have HBO. When I got the flu last month, I signed up for a free trial and proceeded to consume nearly the entire first season in three days. By episode 8, I was ready to stop watching. What was all the fuss about, I asked? Then I watched episodes 9 and 10. Wow. A nice add on here is this interview on Sam Harris’ podcast with Kate Darling of the MIT Media Lab. Thanks to Fred Wilson for surfacing.
  • Sling TV– I’ve been without cable for probably close to four years now. Sling gives me the ESPN family, which is the only reason I held on to cable as long as I did. It’s awesome, it’s cheap, and it just works. I dont’ know if YouTube TV will be a better offering, but if it is you’ll hear it here soon.
  • Tim Ferriss interview with John Crowley – I don’t even know where to start. Easily in the top 5 all time of Tim’s show (which is saying something). One of the most amazing stories of perseverance and love I’ve ever heard. Right up there with the Hoyts.
  • 3M Post-It 8′ x 4′ Whiteboards – I have two of these in my office. Easily the best money I’ve spent on office-related things ever. I use them every single day.
  • Cara cara oranges – Where has this orange been all my life? Combining the best of the navel orange with the blood orange, this fruit has sustained me through this winter. Go buy a bag (or two) today.

What’s next in my reading queue:

That’s it for this month. I hope you get something from the list that challenges you to do something bigger, to stick it out just a bit longer, to be unique.