Beat the Blues – Week #37 Round-up
Here is a round-up of some of the most interesting content I came across in Week #37.
What I am currently reading:-
I’ve already become a big fan of Sam Harris’ Waking up for daily guided meditations and this book nicely complements the app, by exploring the thinking and definitions behind Sam’s approach to meditation – this becomes is particularly interesting because it comes from a vocal atheist who tries to separate the intertwined concept of religion and spirituality.
Here’s a quote from the book that I really liked:
“On one level, wisdom is nothing more profound than an ability to follow one’s own advice.”
What I am listening to:-
Saying I like Hasan Minhaj would be an understatement – I’ve gotten into debates defending the Patriot Act and why Hasan is one of the best hosts in modern-day American television; now that would be a more accurate description.
Hasan talks about growing up as a minority, taking criticism on the show, how Patriot Act looks behind the scenes among other topics.
A writer I am following:-
One of the hidden gems I found recently is a Substack publication by a fellow SaaS wiz – graceful and elegant with the pen, Karthik leaves you finding yourself related to situations from his life, even the ones you haven’t found yourself in.
What I’ve been upto:-
As I mentioned in the previous episode, The Takeaway Club™ is going on a vacation after 16 weeks of Podcasting – as I sit down to evaluate the content, format, what worked, what didn’t, and everything in between. It is going to be fun.
I already have a couple of exciting ideas for when we come back later this year (or really early next year).
Oh, there’s one more thing.
In an impromptu finale, I conclude Season 1 with an amazing person that I’ve followed for years.
He is one of the most prolific writers on Quora with more than one and a half LAKH followers on Quora, where his answers have been read over 100 million times!
He is also one of the nicest guys, who sat down for a typical Joe Rogan style conversation where we discuss every topic under the sun!
Totally psyched for the episode to go live, next weekend 🙂
A quote I am pondering:-
Listening to Hasan on a podcast made me want to go back to a speech he gave at his alma mater.
Sharing a quote from the speech where he talks about how he succeeded in comedy:
“I wasn’t the funniest, I wasn’t the smartest, I’m not the tallest, I’m not the best looking, All those things I’m not, But I never stopped fighting through the pick”
If you have 10 minutes and 21 seconds of free time today, check this out:
Have a fantastic week,
Krishna | Host, The Takeaway Club™