The Cook Up 016: Competitive Advantage

Apr 01, 2021 3:10 am


Competitive Advantage

Welcome to the Cook Up, a weekly newsletter full of interesting reads for curious, intelligent people who want to sharpen their minds

Hi everyone,

Last week I published one new article: Can You Avoid Failure?

This week, we're discussing the Barnum Effect, being unreachable, and having a competitive advantage.

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Interesting Reads

The Barnum Effect and the Sweet Nothings of Astrology

“The Barnum Effect is a cognitive bias where people are led to believe any generic positive statement when told that it specifically applies to them, when, in fact, it is as generalist as can be.”

Why I'm Unreachable and You Should Be Too

“A lot of stuff is a distraction, especially in the startup and tech world...If you get to the core of life it's living an existence you're proud of with people you love doing the things you like while minimizing suffering.”

On Competitive Advantage

To outperform, you need serious competitive advantages.

  1. High Tolerance for Failure

“We fear failure, so most of us play it safe to avoid it. But our greatest moments of growth often stem directly from our greatest failures. Do not accept failure, but do not fear it either. You will fail. Embrace it. Learn to fail smart and fast.”


How to Use Google Analytics to Track Social Media

“There are so many social media metrics. How do you track social media traffic in Google Analytics? Here are the five ways, using filters to segments.”

Tools and Resources


“The Zimplest tool for finding the best online learning resources, platforms, and providers. Promoting simple learning.”

Fun Stuff

The Louvre Collection

“The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix.”

🎥. If the COVID-19 Vaccines Interviewed for a Job


Quote of the Week

“Life is what repeats and it is worth getting what repeats right.”

— Jordan Peterson


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