TacoClips, AI Podcasts, McMaster>Amazon, & More
Today at a Glance:
Quote: Live now, not for the future
Reading: McMaster-Carr and why it will beat Amazon
Learning: Focus on true priorities
Podcast: AI Podcasts and Queen Elizabeth II
Tweet: Cancel all your credit cards
Watching: Are you ready for the internet?
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." ― Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Live for now, not for the future. Things will happen to you that are beyond your control, focus on what is within your control rather than outside of it.
The Smartest Website You Haven't Heard of
If you have a background in engineering you probably have heard of this site before!--McMaster-Carr. On the surface, McMaster-Carr breaks many of the typical UX foundations, but the site is 100% functional and serves a specific customer and serves them well. Not only do they deliver an exceptional experience online, but once you place your order, it will arrive FAST--generally in 1 or 2 days.
Let's give it a try and compare it to Amazon:
Search for a 1/4"-20 x 1" bolt on McMaster-Carr
Search for a 1/4"-20 x 1" bolt on Amazon
While Amazon has started to create search-specific filtering, McMaster will beat them any day
Just a general reminder that not everything is a priority. Know the difference between urgent and important and then prioritize appropriately.
By the way -- I'm compiling a list of my top frameworks, let me know if you'd like to check it out!
I keep finding more and more amazing podcasts every month. It was hard to recommend just these two!
The life and times of Elizabeth II, the late queen of the United Kingdom. Amazing podcast episode by Ben Wilson.
Joe Rogan interviews Steve Jobs
I'd be surprised if you haven't seen this one by now. This podcast was created entirely by AI using audio from Joe Rogan and audio from Steve Jobs. While there are some weird glitches during this podcast, it is amazing what they've created here and I'm excited (and scared) to see what else we create in the next couple of years. Soon enough we'll have custom podcasts and videos for whatever you search.
You should also vote on these episode ideas! I'm interested to hear this one: Elon Musk interviews Nikola Tesla
Wow, maybe I should start doing this with my credit cards to see how much I save. With subscriptions becoming more and more prevalent, this is the new #lifehack
I love this. Sorry is overused and is now meaningless. This is a great 3-step framework
My favorite: We are all significant.
1994: Are YOU Ready for the INTERNET?
This surprisingly aged incredibly well. I can only imagine how many people were skeptics when they first saw this.
It’s like a hair clip… but for your taco. Turn your taco into a burrito!