Dec. 26, 2020

Seneca - On the Shortness of Life

A wise collection of thoughts around how to live a good life where you pay attention to what matters and don't get caught up with the troubles and trivialities of the world

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Jan. 23, 2021

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

One of the greatest Roman emperors personal reflections and exercises to understand himself and the universe

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Feb. 3, 2021

The best books of 2020

Recap of the favourite books we read from 2020 and the biggest lessons we kept with us

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March 5, 2021

Business: Shoe Dog - Phil Knight - The story of Nike

Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world's most recognized and profitable companies. It also highlights certain parts of …

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March 12, 2021

Business: The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

The Lean Startup is a scientific approach to creating and managing startups, largely based on the lean production process which was pioneered by Toyota in Japan. The book clearly defines what entrepreneurship is all about.

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March 31, 2021

Business: The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz

The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.

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April 7, 2021

Business: The Messy Middle - Scott Belsky

Notice how rare you hear business talking about the middle part of their venture? Best selling author, entrepreneur, Chief Product Officer at Adobe, Scott Belsky wrote the book to address topics that he found fellow entrepreneurs seldom discuss. No one …

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April 14, 2021

Business: The High Growth Handbook

Author of 'The High Growth Handbook,' Elad Gil shares his perspective and learnings to scaling startups. It contains tactical advice on key issues for post product-market fit companies such as the role of the CEO, hiring executives, late-stage fundraising, M&A, …

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April 21, 2021

Business: Obviously Awesome - April Dunford

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, marketer, or salesperson struggling to bring inventive products to the market, Obviously Awesome is a must-read to make your product stand out in crowded markets. The author, April Dunford's, insights will help you find your awesome, …

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April 28, 2021

Business: Hooked - Nir Eyal

Nico and Sam discuss and review the best-selling book Hooked: Building a Habit Forming eCommerce Business by Nir Eyal. Hooked is based on Nir Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. We get to provide you with practical insights …

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May 12, 2021

Business: Venture Deals - Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Venture Deals is a brilliant summary of things to know when raising capital as a founder. It provides a really valuable perspective of how VCs work and provides insights from angles of VCs as well as entrepreneurs. It is definitely …

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May 19, 2021

Business: Good Strategy, Bad Strategy - Richard Rumelt

On the show, we dive into the book, Good strategy, bad strategy. The book dissects both good and bad strategy through lots of examples and gives a solid framework to identify both. On top of this, the book provides a …

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June 2, 2021

Business Recap

Recap of the business books that we have read Shoedog: Autobiography of Phil Knight, founder of Nike The lean startup, Eric Ries: How to build a startup, the antifragile way Ben Horowits The Hard thing about hard things helps...

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June 9, 2021

Body: If Our Bodies Could Talk by James Hamblin

If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body by James Hamblin Doctor turned journalist Launched a series of videos for the atlantic in 2014 explores the human stories behind health questions tha...

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June 16, 2021

Body: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

Why we sleep Written by Matthew Walker Amazing breakthrough - science has discovered a new treatment Live longer Enhances memory More creative Look more attractive Makes slim Lowers food cravings Protects cancer and dementia ...

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June 23, 2021

Body: Breath by James Nestor

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly. The missing pillar …

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June 30, 2021

Body: Lifespan by Dr. Savid Sinclair

Lifespan: why we age - and why we don’t have to By Dr. Savid Sinclair #1: Aging is a disease: We must move away from treating age-related diseases and focus on their root. Reclassifying aging as a disease is a …

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Sept. 3, 2021

Body: Gut by Giulia Enders

After a busy summer, the Wiser Than Yesterday Podcast is back!! We're having trouble finding time to edit, so if you know someone who could help us a hand in that, please let us know! Our gut is an incredibly …

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Sept. 15, 2021

Body: Burn by Herman Pontzer

Burn: The Misunderstood Science of Metabolism By Herman Pontzer We burn 2,000 calories a day. And if we exercise and cut carbs, we'll lose more weight. Right? Wrong. the Hadza, who every day move around for ~4 hours and 15,0...

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Sept. 29, 2021

Body: Death by Food Pyramid - Denise Minger

Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health By Denis Minger Denise Minger shares her personal story about how she got convinced to go all-out raw vegan at a ...

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Oct. 13, 2021

Body: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen By Christopher McDougall Inspiration for reading this book came when Nico's friend came for dinner wearing these weird-ass shoes. Natu...

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Oct. 27, 2021

Body Recap

Recap of the human body books that we have read If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body - James Hamblin Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - Matthew Walker …

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Nov. 15, 2021

Investing: Introduction to Investing

Introduction to Investing We live in a capitalistic society, where everything revolves around adding value. Adding value can be anything: farmers, bakers, architects, artists, teachers, athletes. When you go to school, you ar...

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Nov. 19, 2021

Investing: Talking To My Daughter About The Economy by Yanis Varoufak…

Talking To My Daughter About The Economy: A Brief istory of Capitalism By Yanis Varoufakis In this letter to his teenage daughter, one of the world's most famous economists uses vivid stories to explain what economics is and ...

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