Culture

https://theamericanscholar.org/solitude-and-leadership/
A lecture delivered to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009.

https://www.ted.com/talks/frances_frei_how_to_build_and_rebuild_trust
Frances Frei describes the three pillars of trust, including ways to build it. Excellent emphasis on being your authentic self.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6XTVuUP0Ho
Governer Bevin describes his beliefs about how culture creates preventable disasters like school shootings, not individual laws and rules.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw
Colin Furze bleeds enthusiasm for what he does, which is basically whatever gets his blood pumping.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km-d7RM0U7s
Naughty Dog articulates how a game designer makes a good fit with their company and culture.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/13/movies/tom-hanks-mister-rogers.html
Tom Hanks inspires a journalist by just being a decent human being.

http://chadfowler.com/2013/04/09/who-i-want-to-hire.html
A great, subjective list of qualities that Chad looks for in people he wants to work with.

https://twist.com/remote-work-guides/
A pretty comprehensive collection of resources around running a company that works remotely.

https://www.range.co/blog/ways-our-brains-trip-us-up-at-work
A list of situations we find ourselves in when working with other people.

https://medium.com/@vinayakranade/summary-of-extreme-ownership-4396e6a7cd28
A summary of points from Jocko Willink's and Leif Babin's "Extreme Ownership".

Dance

https://youtu.be/H0COqXVRIs4
Chris Brown "Back To Love" at the Justjerk Dance Academy. The first couple are genuinely enjoying themselves.

https://youtu.be/qMcvBeM-kEg?t=97
Ciara "Thinkin Bout You" at Millennium Dance Complex. The first three groups enjoy themselves and exhibit extraordinary physicality.

https://youtu.be/J9Hb4eidDB4
Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" being danced to by an enthusiastic festival-goer.

https://youtu.be/GA8z7f7a2Pk
Santigold "Unstoppable" at Sasquatch Music Festival in 2009. One guy perseveres and starts a dance party. Same event from a different angle.

https://youtu.be/74TFS8r_SMI
Mac Miller in his "Donald Trump" music video has contagious youthful energy.

Entrepreneurship

https://clearfounder.com/originality-is-overrated-the-case-for-copying-business-ideas/
An interesting take on sourcing viable business ideas.

http://paulgraham.com/nov.html
Heresy can indicate areas where valuable ideas lie.

https://personalmba.com/10-ways-to-evaluate-a-market/
A formula for evaluating the attractiveness of a business idea.

https://stratechery.com/2015/aggregation-theory/
Today's unicorns essentially globalize distribution and then produce their own content after.

https://medium.com/@darynakulya/4-unexpected-lessons-after-y-combinator-bd5f036a1c55
Gotchas for getting a new idea or product off the ground.

Programming

https://homepage.cs.uri.edu/~thenry/resources/unix_art/ch01s06.html
The unix philosophy. I aspire to adhering to these principles moreso in my own programming and life.

https://www.michaelfogleman.com/
An amazing portfolio of work, neatly and simply presented.

https://schollz.com/software/
Another super collection of simply-presented projects.

https://www.pcmaffey.com/roll-your-own-analytics/
A take on saving your own analytics without any third parties on static hosting like Netlify.

https://gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html
A practical walkthrough of gpg.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-route-web-traffic-securely-without-a-vpn-using-a-socks-tunnel
How to browse from another trusted server's ip address.

https://gregable.com/2010/09/why-you-should-know-just-little-awk.html
A great, simple introduction to awk.

https://hackernoon.com/im-harvesting-credit-card-numbers-and-passwords-from-your-site-here-s-how-9a8cb347c5b5
A cautionary tale about loading unvetted depencencies into your projects.

http://www.olioapps.com/blog/the-lost-art-of-the-makefile/
How to run babel javascript via a Makefile.

https://layerci.com/blog/postgres-is-the-answer/
Postgres can fill the role of a pubsub server and more. Details on packages and other nice use-cases available on the Hacker News thread.

https://www.revsys.com/writings/quicktips/ssh-tunnel.html
Simple examples of using ssh tunnels to a trusted server to bypass local firewall restrictions.

https://www.sandimetz.com/blog/2016/1/20/the-wrong-abstraction
A case for preferring duplicate code over abstractions that make code more confusing. Also a hacker news comment that talks about optimizing code according to state, coupling, complexity, and duplication.

https://tech.gotinder.com/geosharded-recommendations-part-1-sharding-approach-2/
Talks about how hilbert curves can be used to shard data geographically.

https://github.com/schollz/howmanypeoplearearound
A utility that uses wireshark to listen for the existance of people's cell phones nearby!

https://blog.miguelgrinberg.com/post/running-a-flask-application-as-a-service-with-systemd
Setting up processes as services with systemd.

https://watchyourhack.com
A layman's terms approach to good personal security on the internet.

Learning

https://www.swyx.io/writing/learn-in-public/
Not sure if it's effective yet. I'm going to run some experiments based on its hypotheses.

https://www.economicprinciples.org/
Ray Dalio explains how economics works to the layman.

Perspective

https://ncase.me/
Nicky Case hosts a wide range of deep, thoughtful interactive experiences and posts. Content largely surrounds the idea of how people function and interact.

https://normanvr.com/
A tool for 3D drawing and animation.

https://scienceplusstory.com/white-space-for-opinion-pieces-a-simple-definition/
Spaces in the conversation that are yet untouched offer an opportunity to pose a fresh opinion.

https://lengstorf.com/magic/
Jason Lengstorf talks about magic's place in everyday life, as well as how prioritizing your personal well-being is good for everything in your life in the long-term.

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-dark-core-of-personality/
The author poses that if a person exhibits one particular dark behavior strongly, they're very likely to also exhibit a collection of other dark behaviors.

https://www.ted.com/talks/aj_jacobs_my_journey_to_thank_all_the_people_responsible_for_my_morning_coffee?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=tedspread
A writer takes on thanking everybody who contributed to him getting his morning coffee.

https://vimeo.com/140968827
A video about a reclaimed wood furniture builder who sees his work as a small part in the much bigger purpose of the wood's history and the furniture's purpose and longevity.

Writing

https://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/articles/snowflake-method/
A method for developing character-driven fiction novels.

https://www.perell.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-writing-online
Describing how writing online is the fastest way to accelerate your career.

https://nesslabs.com/writing-habit
A nice set of criteria for getting off the ground with a new, focused writing habit.

https://tjcx.me/posts/consumption-distraction/
An article about being a creator instead of being a consumer that had me laughing throughout. I like how clearly the author's personality shone through the writing.

https://jameshfisher.com/2017/11/08/i-hate-telephones/
This story just resonates with me so well from when I was growing up.

Art

https://www.netflix.com/title/70291121
"The Garden of Words" is a 46 minute anime movie that completely triggers my love for the rain (and for a good cry).