Welcome to the Sunday Briefing newsletter where we share some of the interesting lessons in life, business, and investing that we’ve come across during the week.
Latest on Junto
One note was published on Junto during the week.
To this day, my note The Sit-on-Your-Ass Philosophy to Life is the most read note on Junto. The reason, I believe, is due to its personal story. It showed how a state of vulnerability can turn into an important life lesson.
This note is again going more personal. It’s about my story, motivation, and how I came to the position of starting this peculiar endeavor. You can treat this as a personal case study for how I made decisions so far through my short lifetime.
What we’ve been reading
[Chesky:] “So almost all this old system of renting, you don’t need to do anymore,” he says. “That is stuff that was invented before the technology allowed almost all this to be automated. It’s like using a rotary dial phone, suddenly we have smartphones.”
When it comes to music, we intuitively know that nobody wants to read the lyrics of an album before they listen to the music. But that’s exactly what we do whenever we ask students to memorize nitty-gritty details without inspiring them in a way that makes learning inevitable.
An absolute mountain of evidence shows that human beings have a tendency to choose the most chatty and confident among us as leaders. But more and more research, including this latest Yale study, suggests introverts bring often undervalued skills to leadership.
Quote of the week
Plato on decision making.
“A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.”
When studying a company’s history, capture all the details.
You tend to overestimate the importance of one defining event and underestimate the small daily improvements.
Have a great coming week,