A podcast interview
00:00 - Start
02:09 - Building a second brain almost didn’t happen…
04:31 - Inspirations when writing Tiago’s book
06:18 - Tiago’s hidden gem books
07:56 - Tiago’s most memorable book
10:06 - Taking a selective approach to reading books
11:59 - The journey of becoming a writer
14:18 - Tiago’s favorite self-written blog
15:49 - How was this thing that seemed bad actually good?
18:48 - Increasing and decreasing the chaos in a situation
22:18 - Dialing up the scope
25:59 - Addressing a problem
29:41 - Finding common ground in an altercation
32:52 - Turning annoyance into self-reflection
37:05 - Abundance and scarcity mindset
41:00 - Extraterrestrials viewing your problems
46:08 - Suppressing feelings and how to overcome it
50:38 - Relieving a bottleneck
Tiago's Hidden Gem books
- Emergent Strategies by Adrienne Maree Brown
- How Nature Finds way of Surviving + social activism
- Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds: brown, adrienne maree: Amazon.in: Books
Tiago's most memorable book
- The Body keeps the score
- Not an easy read
Tiago's favorite self-written blog
- Resources/Articles/The Throughput of Learning -> Deep blog post by him.
How was this thing that seemed bad, actually good?
- Life, Reality, and experiences are teachers. They will hit you again and again until you accept the thing and learn it.
- Find the truth and reason behind every experience in life. Embrace it.
Increasing and decreasing the chaos in a situation
- Order and Chaos are opposite ends of a spectrum. Try to be in the middle of it.
Dialing up the scope
- Release the rough MVP product ASAP; do not fear the comments from the people; people actually will give better feedback to an MVP.
- The longer you hold onto an idea to make it perfect, the higher the chances of it to never see the light of the day.
It happened to me that I could not shoot and release my Word Embedding Tutorial as I was reading and learning all the materials in the world to make it a comprehensive and polished video.
Finding common ground in an altercation
- If there are two extreme end parties, find the common ground between them and build up from there.
Turning annoyance into self-reflection
- You get annoyed by the people who act differently than you constrained yourself to.
- For example, I get annoyed by my roommate keeping things here and there in an unstructured way, i.e., because I disciplined myself to keep myself structured.
- You can try to convince people to change their context on why it always becomes late as we spend time on finding things. But, another person should never be able to annoy you.
Abundance and scarcity mindset
- Abundance and Scarcity are other opposite ends of the spectrum. Both are good at a moderate level.
Extraterrestrials viewing your problems
- Extraterrestrial mental model: If I go to an alien with the problem I am facing now, how will they respond to it? -> This will remove many assumptions and let you see the bigger picture.
Suppressing feelings and how to overcome it
- Do not run away from the feeling that is bothering you; listen to music or write things down, but let that feeling pass on through your body. After this feeling passes away in 30 minutes, you will be restored.
Relieving a bottleneck
- Every system, like your body, mind, this note, website, the laptop, and all, has a bottleneck. To improve the narrowest bottleneck only increases the throughput of the system. Improving anywhere else does not matter.