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2013 In Snippets

in Musings · 1 minute read

The best moment in 2013 was switching to working for myself. Although, I have yet to make a sustainable income.

The biggest letdown in 2013 was 47 Ronin. Keanu, I still have hope.

The best non-fiction book I read in 2013 was “The Antidote” by Oliver Burkeman. It discusses what I believe to be several essential philosophies in a very approachable way. (stoicism, buddhism, etc.)

The best fiction book I read in 2013 was “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card. I just love the a-ha moment.

The biggest tech trend in 2013 was the rise of Bitcoin and distributed applications (or decentralized technologies). More on this soon.

Another big tech trend in 2013 was the Internet of Things and the numerous companies innovating in this space ( NestSmartThingsMotherLockitron, etc.)

The best personal change in 2013 was getting rid of 90% of my belongings and limiting everything I own to fit into a carry-on and a backpack. Now, every time I travel, I literally take ALL my belongings with me.

The best new follows in 2013 were Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, for his provocative and refreshing short blog posts, and Ze Frank for his humour, absurdity, and creative projects.

My favorite podcast of 2013 was Radiolab. A combination of fascinating content, captivating narration, and great production and editing.

The most exciting moment in 2013 was giving my first public talks at both the Quantified Self Global Conference and the Silicon Valley meetup.

Your turn.

Thanks to David Lee for the format used above, borrowed from his post “My 2013 Listicle”.

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Published on:   January 11, 2014
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