Consumption Week 27

My notes from some of the media I consumed this week.

  • ““It’s just a big bomb really, and it all started in my shed,” Mr Sykes said.”
  • “The bike then turns this water to steam which thrusts it forwards
  • the invention is eco-friendly and reached the speed of 163mph in 3.87 seconds over ⅛ mile.”

Tags: Motorbikes, Transport, Innovation, Invention

Tags: EVs, Hydrogen


Tags: Housing, London, Cost of Living

  • Lambos have Rover and Nissan parts, Maseratis have Chrysler parts, and every hypercar uses OEM Hella lights.

Tags: Cars, Corporate Greed

  • Remove VAT and the companies simply make more profit e.g. 5% tampon tax removed, prices dropped <1%.

Tags: Business, Corporate Greed, Tax

  • Nearly all clothes are bad, as are nearly all laundry detergents (in the USA). Toxins everywhere. Polys are bad. Dyes are bad. Performance/anti-X are bad. Basically, be naked all the time.
  • But if you don’t experience any skin issues it may not be too bad.

Tags: Clothing, Health, Corporate Greed

  • Business is not a battle to be waged — it’s a puzzle to be solved.

Tags: Business, Autobiography, Entrepreneurship

  • Entertaining listen. Fun, positive guy. Founder of LEK.
  • BCG had factions, Bain had a team.
  • Meet the right people and be a likable person.

Tags: Business, Optimism, Consulting, Success

  • I never knew so many genres existed! One of the best tools I’ve discovered for finding new music. The Scan feature is particularly fun.

Tags: Music

  • By the same creator as the above! Connect to your Spotify and, based on your likes and playlists, or other playlists, or even random artists/genres, discover similar music incredibly quickly. You can hover over any song to get a quick preview, so you can easily listen to dozens of tracks in a few minutes. Amazing!

Tags: Music

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story - Arnold Schwarzenegger

  1. Never let pride get in your way
  2. Don’t overthink
  3. Forget plan B
  4. You can use outrageous humor to settle a score
  5. The day has twenty-four hours
  6. Reps, reps, reps
  7. Don’t blame your parents
  8. Change takes big balls
  9. Take care of your body and your mind
  10. Stay hungry

Tags: Biography, Autobiography, Success, Inspiration

  • Beautiful idea. People are not numbers, but individuals with histories, hopes, fears, and futures. Reminds me of sonder - n. the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own (
  • It makes sense from a business perspective too. A one-page biography improves patient care through humanisation, which both reduces costs and increases customer satisfaction. Win-win.

Tags: Wellbeing, Psychology, Healthcare, Mental Health, Aging

  • Microtransitions: The change between two tasks e.g. work and home, two dissimilar meetings. The “third space” is the physical and/or mental gap between the two.
  1. Reflect - previous task: focus on positives more than negatives - what went well? - although can be a vent
  2. Rest - breath, meditate, motorbike
  3. Reset - next task: what do I want to happen, who do I want to be

Tags: Mindset, Attitude, Happiness

  • Not sure if I agree with all (e.g. they think UV is terrible and LASIK is amazing) but a load of useful information about eye care.

Tags: Eyesight, Health

  • Zone 2 Cardio & Daily Activities
  • Low Repetition Strength Training, 3 x 5 Protocol, Warm-Up Sets
  • “Sugarcane” Endurance Protocol
  • Exercise “Snacks”
  • Cardiovascular & Muscular Endurance
  • Rest Period & Physiological Sighs
  • Down-Regulation Breathing & Recovery
  • “The Line”
  • Smartphone Use & Training
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Creatine
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Training Fasted or Fed, Caffeine

Tags: Health, Exercise, Diet, Meditation

  • The maths went way over my head, but it’s pretty cool.


Tags: Maths, Science, Engineering