Hey everyone, In agile software development, we have the concept of a “retro,” which is short for retrospective. At the end of every two-week sprint, the team talks about what went well, what didn’t go well, and what we can improve next time. Since last November, I’ve been runni…
Hey everyone, I’ve been reflecting recently on the concept of an “overnight success,” and I think, with very few exceptions, they basically don’t exist…
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Hey everyone, I’ve been thinking a bit this week about the idea of a “comfort zone.” I’ve found that through the pandemic, I’ve tricked myself into thi…
Peter Elbaum
Hey everyone, In the past couple months, I’ve started to notice that I’m distracted fairly consistently throughout the day by the same set of things: m…
Peter Elbaum
Hey everyone, I’ve written in the past about Ali Abdaal, who is one of my favorite YouTubers. He mentions fairly often that he thinks everyone should l…
Peter Elbaum
Hey everyone, If you’ve been following along with the newsletter, you know I’ve been reading D.T. Max’s biography of David Foster Wallace lately. This …
Peter Elbaum
Hey everyone, I came across two interesting pieces of content this week, both related to the second-order effects of the pandemic. The first was an int…
Peter Elbaum
Hey everyone, This newsletter is supposed to cover “code, money and self-improvement,” so I thought it was time to start writing on personal finance. I…
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