MADvice #77
Interesting stories about marketing and digital


3 stories worth sharing this week:
  1. Deep Work Is Your Only Real Value
    We live in a paradoxical environment that wants us to deliver the fruits of deep work but wants us to operate in a way that encourages only shallow work. This is the eternal battle so many of us fight every single day of our working life - the battle to engage in proper, meaningful, in flow, immersed work. Because the fruits of deep work are one of the few difficult things for robots to replicate. All that shallow work stuff? You literally aren’t going to be paid for it in the near future. [Adliterate, 9min]
  2. Forget The 8-Hour Workday
    Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life work super fucking hard all the time with no separation or any boundaries and also take everything extremely personally. [Man Repeller, 6min]
  3. How to Spend Way Less Time on Email
    Email has become the bane of the 21st century workers’ existence, but by making a few changes to how we process e-mail, we can take back time in our workday. Move every email out of your inbox the first time you read it, turn off distracting notifications and instead check your email hourly or set up automated filtering for newsletters you actually use. Implementing these practices can help make e-mail a much more effective tool for getting work done. [HBR, 7min]
  4. Bonus: How To Be Successful
    After observing thousands of founders, Sam Altman crystalized 13 thoughts about achieving outlier success. Success might be making a huge amount of money or creating something important. Usually, people start off wanting the former and end up wanting the latter. [Sam Altman, 15min]

A quote I'm thinking about:

“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” 

–  Blaise Pascal

MADvice is curated by Filipe in Lisbon.

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