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[DataTalks.Club] Swyx on Marketing Yourself

I joined Alexey Grigorev's DataTalks.Club podcast to talk How to Market Yourself (without Being a Celebrity).

Baba Yetu [Christopher Tin]

The theme song of humanity.

Writing Advice [David Perell, Courtland Allen]

5 tips to improve your writing.

Everything is a Remix [Kirby Ferguson]

Everything is copied - although Apple didn't copy as much from Xerox as most people say.

wtf is dbt? [Drew Banin]

dbt is taking the data eng world by storm. this is the best 10 minutes i've heard on it.

The REAL Lesson of Tuesdays with Morrie [Mitch Albom]

Meditations on the meaning of life from Morrie Schwartz and Maya Angelou.

[Second Brain 5] Finale

I am a mentor for the Notion Advanced track of Tiago Forte's Building a Second Brain, Cohort 12. This is the cleaned up audio of the last of 5 mentorship sessions with Q&A at the end.

In The Heights [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

I just watched the new In The Heights movie and had to mixtape my favorite moments!

Apple Pie Positions and Certainty Theater [Shreyas Doshi]

How people unintentionally obstruct progress by asking for perfectly reasonable things.

Cloudflare at TechCrunch Disrupt 2010 [Matthew Prince]

Listen to Cloudflare's pitch when it was just 3 people at TechCrunch. Would you have invested?

EPOC Personal Branding [Sam Parr, Shaan Puri]

The extremes people go to in order to reinforce a personal brand.

The Goddess of Everything Else [George Hotz, Scott Alexander]

A short story with a message of hope for the future, recommended and read by a unique, brilliant mind.

[Second Brain 4] Intermediate Packets / Bottom-Up Idea Exploration

My own content creation philosophy, explored through my personal journey with React

The Thong Song [Sisqo]

This is the story of the Thong Song, told by Vice.

Lineage Driven Fault Injection [Kolton Andrus]

The theoretical foundation of Chaos Engineering.

Hinge's Last $25,000 [Justin McLeod]

What do you do if you are down to your last $25,000 and had one last shot to launch a dating app?

Nuclear Plant Security [Malicious Life]

Want to hack into a Nuclear Plant? Good luck.

Time Block Planning [Cal Newport]

Cal Newport on why Time Block Planning beats Todo Lists, and why you should do it on *paper*.

[Second Brain 3] Distilling Notes

I am a mentor for the Notion Advanced track of Tiago Forte's Building a Second Brain, Cohort 12. This is the cleaned up audio of the third of 5 mentorship sessions with Q&A at the end.

Ludwig Göransson [Black Panther, This is America, The Mandalorian]

One of the most impactful film composers of our time.

The Power of Personal Podcasting [swyx]

Celebrating 100 episodes! Why this works, my reflections and things I'm looking to improve.

Robo-caller Payback Time [Josh Browder]

Making $400k by punishing robocallers automatically. Genius!

[Second Brain 2] Organizing with PARA

Sharing the audio of my BASB mentorship session and Q&A!

Talkbox [Byron Chambers, Lorenz Rhode, Scary Pockets]

An audio intro to talk boxes!

The three kinds of platforms [Amjad Masad, quoting Marc Andreesen]

A 2019 recap of devtools investment theses, by two of the most prominent up and coming devtools founders.

Gonzo Journalism [Antonio García Martínez]

What Antonio García Martínez actually wrote, and what happens when gonzo journalism meets 2021 tech culture (note: I am not defending him).

Why Creator Clones Fail [MKBHD]

The Innovator's Dilemma according to MKBHD, applied to YouTube's attempt to clone TikTok

[Second Brain 1] The Capture Habit

Sharing the audio of my BASB mentorship session and Q&A!

"Squalid" [Jorge Just]

A funny true story, from The Bachelorette to real life.

2021 Swyx