The Cook Up 006: The Psychology of Money

Jan 21, 2021 12:01 am


The Psychology of Money

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This week I'm sharing ideas on the psychology of money, cities and ambition, assuming you're below average, squad wealth, and Netflix adding a streaming roulette feature.

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Interesting Reads

The Psychology of Money

“This report describes 20 flaws, biases, and causes of bad behavior I’ve seen pop up often when people deal with money.”

  • I read the book at the beginning of the year. This is the blog post version of the book. Mostly all the same material.

Cities and Ambition

“Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder.”

  • Every day New York tells me I can be better.

I assume I’m below average

“To assume you’re below average is to admit you’re still learning. You focus on what you need to improve, not your past accomplishments.”

Squad Wealth

“Squad culture is the antithesis of neoliberal individualism. Millennials are healing from decades of irony poisoning, rediscovering what it's like to have generative, exploratory relationships with one another.”


What are squads?

Squads are groups fueled by vibes, memes, and values, but they are not mindless swarms. Rather squads are proto-institutions that engage the world on their own terms.”

Netflix Is Finally Adding a Streaming Roulette Feature

“Netflix has officially amassed 200 million subscribers, but the company isn’t planning to rest on its laurels...In the first half of this year, the service will add a tool to allow Netflix to pick a title based on a user’s preferences rather than requiring them to browse for something to watch.”

Forbes Launches Massive Expansion of Paid Newsletters

“Forbes is launching a newsletter platform that will allow journalists to launch their own paid newsletters and split the revenue with the 103-year-old publisher...This is different from a platform like Substack, where content moderation policies are intentionally less strict because writers are paid directly and only by readers.”


Jovian: Learn Data Science & Machine Learning Online 

Participate in live online courses. Build real-world projects. Earn certifications. Interact with a global community.”

Tools and Resources

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Building in Public Definite Guide

“Building in Public is exactly what it sounds like. It means building a company, a product, or anything and sharing a lot of the transparent "behind the scenes" with its public audience.”

Fun Stuff

36 Questions ~ A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger

“The 36 questions used in Arthur Aron’s experiment are wonderful examples of open-ended, deep questions. A discussion of the power of good questions to form lasting connections—even between strangers.”

Drive & Listen

“Listen to local radio stations while driving through cities like New York, Paris, Berlin, and more.”

Quote of the Week

“Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.”

― Charles T. Munger


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