Conscious Culture 40: How to Come Out of Your Shell

Sep 16, 2021 4:32 am


How to Come Out of Your Shell

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In this week's newsletter you'll learn about:

  • How to come out of your shell
  • Why every experience is worth having
  • Expiring vs. permanent skills
  • The tech behind crypto
  • Bill Gates bookshelf
  • Kendrick Lamar's five rules

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Interesting Reads

How to Come Out of Your Shell

"The introversion-extraversion dimension is one of the Big Five personality traits. Although they are meaningful and relatively stable constructs, the Big Five traits are not set in stone, and you can choose to change."

Every Experience Is Worth Having

"When you’re trying hard to experience something special in life, you’re actually chasing your desires without being aware of them."

The Generalized Specialist: How Shakespeare, Da Vinci, and Kepler Excelled

"Should we generalize or specialize? This article explores how Shakespeare and Da Vinci excelled by branching out from their core competencies."

Expiring vs. Permanent Skills

"Expiring skills tend to get more attention. They’re more likely to be the cool new thing, and a key driver of an industry’s short-term performance. They’re what employers value and employees flaunt."


Creativity Faucet: A Mental Model for Generating Ideas

"Visualize your creativity as a backed-up pipe of water. The first mile of piping is packed with wastewater. This wastewater must be emptied before the clear water arrives."

Blockchain, Explained: What’s a Block, What’s a Chain, and the Tech Behind Crypto

"Blockchains underlie some of the most talked about tech, like Bitcoin, NFTs, and more. But while they’ve been around for a while, it’s still hard to figure out how exactly they work — we’ve tried to demystify it a bit."

Tools and Resources


"Listen to any web article in your podcast player or in our web player. Audible-like AI voice."

Inside Bill's BookShelf

"Discover 75+ recommended books by Bill Gates 📚 One and only place to find all the recommended books by Bill Gates with video reviews by Bill."

Fun Stuff

Kendrick Lamar’s Five Rules

Number 2 is Substance.

Lamar says, "The ability to move people through words is a gift like nothing else. Add the right backdrop to that gift and you've got a winner."


"Personalized soundscapes to help you focus, relax, and sleep. Backed by neuroscience."

Quote of the Week

"Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful."

— Warren Buffett


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