May 09, 2022

This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

We send you 3 good articles to highlight this week. Hopefully, it will bring new perspectives and help you develop your career and learning journey.

📚 This Week's Reading List

If a book can be summarized, is it worth reading? by Austin Kleon (3min)
I have noticed a proliferation of book summaries online — blog posts or even whole apps dedicated to extracting the “key insights” from books, attempts to package up the whole by reducing it down to its essentials, its main points. The tricky thing here is that the more summarizable the book, the easier it is to market and sell.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

The Ultimate Habit Tracker Guide: Why and How to Track Your Habits by James Clear (8min)
If you want to stick with a habit for good, one simple and effective thing you can do is keep a habit tracker. Because it offers a signal of whether they are making progress or need to change course. In this article, the author explains how to track the habit in your daily life.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

Most People Think This Is A Smart Habit, But It’s Actually Brain-Damaging by Michael Simmons (8min)
Assuming that all learning is inherently good is like assuming that all food makes us healthier. Just like eating McDonald’s doesn’t make us healthier, “junk” or “fake” learning doesn’t make us smarter. In fact, this kind of learning actually makes us dumber.
See: Glasp Community Highlights

1️⃣ Eduardo Toledo
Eduardo is learning NFT, DAO, Web3, and learning. He’s been learning continuously and frequently, so if you follow him, you will see his learning often and be motivated to learn with him.

2️⃣ Sherry Wang
Sherry is learning reading, self-improvement, and human behaviors. We can see many articles that other Glasp readers read as well, so we can gain insights from her.

3️⃣ Mary Joy Fabro
Mary Joy Fabro is learning economics, business, and product development. We can feel her passion in her continuing to learn new things. Let’s follow her on Glasp and learn together :)

📣 Community News

  • 🟧 We have added an Atomic Interest Graph to represent your interests. When you tag and categorize an article, the graph will appear. If you put multiple tags on one article, the tags are connected to each other. It is an interesting experience to see other people's graphs.
  • 🟩 We will have a Glasp community meetup online on May 13 or 14. We will share the details on Slack and Discord. It's a very casual one so please feel free to stop by 🥰
  • 🟦 From next week, we're going to start the Read 5 for 5 challenge again 📚 It's a challenge to read a good article(s) every day and connect with like-minded people 🤝 We will send you the detail this Sunday!

By the way, if you're around San Francisco, feel free to stop by our office at 550 Bryant St, and let's grab a coffee ☕️

See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

Today's Quote: "The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it." ― Andrew Carnegie


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