What You’ll Wish You’d Known: Career advice for high school students. (Spoiler alert: It’s not only for high school students.)
No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.”: Excellent decision making framework.
The world’s worst boss: A tale of being your own boss.
How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen: Excellent framework on how to hire freelancers.
1,000 True Fans: That’s the number you need to be a sustainable creator.
A Journey to the End of Time: This video takes us on a journey to the end of time, trillions of years into the future, to discover what the fate of our planet and our universe may ultimately be.
Star Size Comparison: A great video to watch when you need to recalibrate your perspective.
James Dyson on How I Built This: The Dyson principles of business and innovation.
The Basecamp Guide to Internal Communication: Excellent principles for a happy work life.
Live Like You Are Dying: 3 Mental Exercises to Enjoy Life: I am watching this video at least once per year, and I find it quite powerful.
GET BACK UP: This is also a video I watch at least once a year. His speaking style gets me every time.
Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams: What a great lecture. It also reminds us of our own mortality.
More adventures in replying to spam: What a great way to deal with spam emails.
68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice: A collection of life wisdom by Kevin Kelly he compiled for his 68th birthday.
You May Want to Marry My Husband: Touching story about love and death.
My Dad, the Plasma Physicist: Courageous, personal and deep conversation between father and son. Probably my favorite podcast episode ever.
The Tail End: A wonderful visualization of how little time we have left, especially with our loved ones. Worth re-visiting from time to time.
The Social Dilemma: Eye-opening and thought-provoking documentary on Netflix about the negative sides of social media.
Early Retirement in One Lesson: This 28 min video should be required watching before high school and college graduation. I am re-watching it regularly.
New Rules for the New Economy: Wonderful piece for everyone who wants to understand the shift from the industrial to the digital age. Written in 1997, but not less relevant today.
How to improve public schools: Seth Godin shares asks very important questions about public schools and how we could improve them. Loved this talk.
Mufasa Good Vibes: The most uplifting one minute video you might have ever watched. Worth bookmarking.
Dreams Cover Fleetwood Mac: A beautiful cover of Dreams by Fleetwood Mac that has gone viral on TikTok and YouTube.
Industry Secrets: Fascinating thread on Reddit of people sharing secrets of their own industry. For example: “I design slot machines for casinos… don’t play slots.” or “I’m an attorney. The secret is shut the fuck up.”
The Ocean Cleanup Sunglasses: I have been following “The Ocean Cleanup” project for many years and am super happy to support them by buying the most expensive sunglasses I have ever bought. My purchase will fund 24 additional football fields worth of ocean cleanup, setting in motion a virtuous cycle.
Blind Date: Great experiment showing how wrong we are in our assumptions.
What AirPods Do to Your Brain: Yes, Bluetooth headphones are safe. Not totally safe, but safe enough for people not to worry.
Married people: Hilarious Twitter thread on random marriage quarrels.
Powers of Ten: A fascinating visualization of the powers of ten.
How Steve Jobs Turned Around Apple in 1997: A great glimpse into his thinking, and what he did first.
Elon Musk’s Starship Announcement in 8 Minutes: It’s so inspiring to see science fiction become reality.
“I don’t answer questions”: Know your rights
Falcon Heavy & Starman: Such an inspiring recap of the first Falcon Heavy flight, sending a Tesla Roadster to space.
The Electric Revolution: Great documentary about electric cars.
Revenge of the Electric Car: Another great electric car documentary.