Conscious Culture 023: Work On What Matters

May 20, 2021 2:08 am


Work On What Matters

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Hi everyone,

I'm Will Bowles, and this the Conscious Culture newsletter.

This week we're talking about the origin of Covid-19, ladders of wealth creations, strategic dominance, and working on what matters.

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Interesting Reads

The Origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted lives the world over for more than a year. Its death toll will soon reach three million people. Yet the origin of pandemic remains uncertain: The political agendas of governments and scientists have generated thick clouds of obfuscation, which the mainstream press seems helpless to dispel.”

The Ladders of Wealth Creation

“In this model, the potential earnings increase the higher up each ladder you climb. They also increase as you move left to right to more advanced ladders. But the difficulty increases with each move as well.”


Strategic Dominance: A Guide to Dominant and Dominated Strategies

“Strategic dominance is a state in game theory that occurs when a strategy that a player can use leads to better outcomes for them than alternative strategies.”

Work on What Matters

“We all have a finite amount of time to live, and within that mortal countdown, we devote some fraction towards our work. Even for the most career-focused, your life will be filled by many things beyond work: supporting your family, children, exercise, being a mentor and a mentee, hobbies, and so the list goes on. This is the sign of a rich life, but one side effect is that time to do your work will become increasingly scarce as you get deeper into your career.”


The Complete Guide to Deep Work

How to master the #1 job skill that will never be obsolete

“Bouncing between your inbox, pointless meetings, and group chat notifications is no way to get ahead in today’s information economy.”

Tools and Resources


“Kobra is a visual programming language for machine learning, built by data scientists and engineers to make ML easy to learn and experiment with.”

Fun Stuff

Lofi Club

“Lofi Club is an amazing place made special to enjoy Hip hop beats to Relax or Study!”

Remote Team Games

“Free online icebreakers and team games for your Zoom calls! Get your office together and play fun virtual games now!”

Quote of the Week

“I believe that you're here on Earth for a short time, and while you're here, you shouldn't forget it.”

— Bea Arthur


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