7PS: Brain Pickings πŸ€”

by | May 19, 2024

Read time: 1 minute, 284 words.

Can I pick your brain?
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An innocuous question.

But it’s something I get asked ~15 to 30x per week.
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​This is how I handle it.
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-Kabir
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Seven Point Sunday – May 19

πŸ’Ό Portfolio Career

Read Tony Alonso. Professor & musician. “After finishing a major academic writing project, I often find myself at the piano within minutes working on a new musical composition to express myself in a different voice.”
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⚑️ Productivity

Consider a clean calendar. Ryan Holiday shares his calendar discipline. “I want as absolutely little in my calendar as possible. I’m meticulous about it. Whatever the least amount possible I can have in my calendar without killing my careerβ€”that’s what I want.” Amen, brother.

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πŸ’° Capital

Consider Acadian Timber. Timberland owner in Canada and US. This thesis: Increased housing demand may drive price. In the meantime, ~7% dividend.
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πŸ“š Books

Read And How Does That Make You Feel? by Joshua Fletcher. Trauma, heartbreak, anxiety, and mourning are all parts of the human experience. This book helps to to normalize the need to find a trusted professional with whom you can discuss all of life’s scariest aspects. How to find the right therapist.
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🎡 Music

Listen to After Bach II by Brad Mehldau. The celebrated pianist’s new album features 4 gorgeous preludes, a fugue, and plenty more. His compositions incorporate his imaginative improvisations. “The more you try to engage with [Bach], the more your own personality becomes visible…” Favorites: “Prelude No. 6” & “Variations on Bach’s Goldberg Theme.”

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πŸ“½οΈ Film

Watch Riding Giants directed by Stacy Peralta. The rich origin and history of surfing culture. Riding the big wave.
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πŸ“· Photo

And that’s without the avocado.

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