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.
The Power of Your Mind: I watch this video once a year. It reminds us of the importance and power of the subconscious mind.
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.
Naval Ravikant on How to Get Rich: This giant podcast episode collects all of the interviews about Naval’s famous tweetstorm. Worth re-listening to 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.
Ten Dimensions Explained: An explanation of all ten dimensions. Blows my mind every time.
The Call to Courage: With humor and empathy, Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty. I absolutely loved this, and will watch it regularly!
The Lobster Principle: What we can learn from lobsters in terms of personal growth.
Web 3: Really deep first impression on web3. If you’re interested in a high-quality, no-bs assessment, I highly recommend to invest 30 to 60 minutes on this exploration.
Tony Robbins: New Year, New Life. Super valuable reflections and food for thought on how to improve your life.
Mental Health: Why you always feel so mentally drained
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.
Why a carbon tax (including a carbon dividend) makes sense. A joint statement of 3000+ economists.
Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
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.
This map lets you plug in your address to see how it’s changed over the past 750 million years
The Happy, Healthy Capitalists of Switzerland
“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.