Juan David's Newsletter - November 29, 2020

Why I Love to Procrastinate, Take Control of Your Phone, and Thriving in the Internet Era

Hi there,

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving (or e-Thanksgiving) with your family and loved ones. I came back from college last week, and my first week of being at home was how I envisioned it, “Productive.”

The highlight of the week was Monday when I woke up at 4 am to learn calculus until 8 am. Can’t really explain how it happened but I was excited and had energy. I promise, I’m not that crazy.

I had a good time spending time with family and being grateful. Thanksgiving happens once a year and it only serves as a reminder to be thankful every day.

Classes resume tomorrow as we’re on the final stretch before finals and winter break.

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I haven’t been able to write and publish essays with the same frequency (1 per week) as before but I’m working on a few that are super interesting.

In the meantime, I’d suggest you check out my most popular essays about Avoiding Mentors, Statistical Thinking, or How To Keep or Grow Ambition.


Curiosities 📱👨‍💻✍️

1. Why I Love to Procrastinate

Do you have any other favorite ways to procrastinate?

2. Take Control of Your Phone

I watched The Social Dilemma, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the dangers of social media and our phones. They can be great but we need to be careful!

  • Data Detox Kit: Easy, everyday steps you can take to control your privacy, security, and wellbeing.

  • How To Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You: I read this great article two years ago, and it has helped me a TON with my mental health, productivity, and overall wellbeing. Can’t recommend it enough!

  • Take Control: similar to the previous one but shorter and summarized. If you’re short on time, check out this one and come back to read the one above.

3. Thriving (Instead of Surviving) In the Era of the Internet

A great friend and mentor of mine, Dr. Lynda Ulrich wrote an incredible book about the tools and little secrets to make the internet be on our side.

I enjoyed the book, and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get inspired by incredible stories to find what we all have in common and see how our differences make us better.

Check out the book HERE.

4. Contact Sheet of Recruiters on LinkedIn.

This is why I also loved the internet.

I found a copy of more than 2,000 LinkedIn Links from recruiters from a bunch of companies.

Your next job or internship is only and literally a click away.

Check it out HERE, and let me know any success stories!

5. Digest of the most-edited Wikipedia articles

I found this newsletter that shows what Wikipedia articles had the most changes during the week.

It helps me stay informed and see what and where things are changing. Check it out.


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Juan David Campolargo