The Cook Up 018: Monkey MindPong
Apr 15, 2021 2:45 am
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This week's newsletter is pretty awesome. Monkey MindPong is a video of a monkey with Neuralinks in his brain. He is able to play pong by using is mind!
Incredible stuff if you ask me.
More interesting ideas I'm sharing this week are how to value an NFT, fake it till you make it is not the best way to become well-connected, and why you should stop doing low-value work.
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Let's start cooking.
“It’s actually a matter of professional life or death to get rid of your low-value work — tasks that mean little or nothing to customers or colleagues. Take an active approach. Design a new, do-able job for yourself.”
How to Become Insanely Well-Connected
“Don't fake it till you make it. It may be common wisdom for finding confidence, but it has some negative byproducts. Namely, Fralic has seen it used to justify winging it in important meetings. Faking it in this context doesn’t mean bluffing your way through interactions that make you feel insecure or intimidated. That leads to bad decision-making.”
How to Value an NFT (or any Collectible)
“The value of any collectible starts with brand. A collectible with no brand will have no market interested in it, and therefore has no value to be enhanced through scarcity.”
Where Are Your Thoughts Taking You?
“A human lives a thousand thoughts every hour. Each thought dragging him in a different direction. Making him feel in a thousand different ways in 60 minutes. If such is an hour in his day, imagine the chaos his entire life is.”
Tools and Resources
Free SEO Tools — Made by Ahrefs
“Rank higher and drive more organic traffic with Ahrefs ever-growing collection of free SEO tools.”
Google Search Operators: The List Of 50+ Search Commands
“Google search operators (also called search commands or search parameters) are special characters that let you refine and narrow down your searches in Google. These special operators will help you filter search results to find specific information or search only one specific website.”
200 Questions to Get to Know Someone
“Engaging and interesting questions to get to know someone. Perfect for meeting someone new or just trying to get to know a friend or colleague better.”
“Coding Puzzle created by science YouTuber Mark Rober.”
Quote of the Week
“People by and large become what they think of themselves.”
— William James
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