The Best Things I Learned In 2019

An empowering annual review and tips for you to do it too

Table of ContentsMost things online are crapPlatforms over optimisationsQuestions are more important than answers
-Focusing on what didn't happen
-Focusing on the obvious
-The flip-side
Compounding is powerful. Building intuition for compounding even more so.
-Initially, compounding feels linear
-Compounding is asymmetric
Thinking in SystemsEnvironment design
-Reduce friction
-If it irritates you, its got to go
-Free up as much time as possible for meaningful work
-Reduce number of decisions
-Putting them all together
I'm extremely fucking luckyTrackingBite-sized ideasThe Blog
-The right kind of content
-Distribution is key
-Challenging my own ideas
-Cringe Posts
-Idea Muse
Looking forward
-Friendships
Appendix: Doing your own annual review

Most things online are crap

Platforms over optimisations

Questions are more important than answers

Focusing on what didn’t happen

Focusing on the obvious

The flip-side

Compounding is powerful. Building intuition for compounding even more so.

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Initially, compounding feels linear

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Compounding is asymmetric

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Thinking in Systems

Environment design

Reduce friction

If it irritates you, its got to go

Free up as much time as possible for meaningful work

Reduce number of decisions

Putting them all together

I’m extremely fucking lucky

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Tracking

The Numbers

Bite-sized ideas

The Blog

The right kind of content

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Distribution is key

Challenging my own ideas

Cringe Posts

Idea Muse

How the human body works

Books I read

Looking forward

Friendships

Appendix: Doing your own annual review

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I write about Code and Life philosophies. Sometimes both. | https://neilkakkar.com | Engineer @Bloomberg | Write (Code). Create. Recurse.

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