Friday Links 07-11-15

From the Web

Calculate Your Churn Rate – Cal Newport has a great article here about calculating your churn rate. This measurement basically determines how quickly you cycle through projects. Read the comments below for my comments for possible enhancements to the concept.

Do You Have a Deeply Fulfilling Career? – Steve Pavlina comes out with a great article here. The premise? Your career is either satisfying or it isn’t, there’s no such thing as a somewhat fulfilling career. I somewhat disagree with his top-down approach for career selection, particularly for young people. Creating the right career depends a lot on experimentation and trying things out, at least initially.

From the Archives

Emotional Quality – I’m always in the process of refining my philosophy towards life. How should you make decisions? How should you view goals and desires? What is the ideal system for operating? It’s a difficult question to answer, but here’s just one of the attempts I’ve made to find an answer.

From the Shelf

No books this week. The last two books in my queue were disappointments and I just got my Amazon shipment of new books in. I’m going to start reading Fight Club now. As probably my favorite movie of all time I’m interested in seeing how the book compares.

Note to Readers: If you find a good article that is both interesting AND original, send it my way and I’ll consider it for the next installment of Friday Links.

  • FekketCantenel

    Whoo, ‘Fight Club’ was indeed a great book, just about equally as awesome as the movie. Unfortunately, the only other Palahniuk novel I’ve read (‘Diary’) was horrible, so I haven’t read anything else from him since.

    Have you ever read ‘Song of Kali’ by Dan Simmons? It’s a very interesting look into the culture of India, Calcutta, and Hinduism.

    And now, back to creeping through ‘The Dunwich Horror and Others’, an HP Lovecraft collection (I’m almost through ‘Cool Air’). So much inspiration for NaNoWriMo…

  • Andew Hill

    Before recomending anything written by Steve Pavlina, maybe you should have a look at this.

  • Scott Young


    That’s one side of a story. Nobody is perfect, so I don’t expect the people I read to be perfect.