Saturday-Pentacle – Week 47 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 47 Issue


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Book of the week –

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

I’m really excited for this book which will be releasing in Dec Month of 2017, because it’s written by none other than my favourite person – Tim Ferriss.

This book is basically a concentrated written version of his podcast (The Tim Ferriss Show) format interviews with the top players of any skill. Billionaires, Athletes,  Artists or Army, you name it.

As I’m yet to read it myself, but I’ve heard about it that every interview has around 11 questions and their answers. Really excited to read it in the Christmas month.

Book your copy here – Amazon.in | Amazon.com


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Tall.
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A little drama of light In the game of shadows.

Tall. . A little drama of light In the game of shadows. . #experimental #lightsandshadows #drama #street

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Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

How to Pack Light: The Complete Guide to Ultralight, Minimalist Travel – This great travel packing article from James Clear is amazing. He covers a lot about how to travel light (rather ultralight). If you are a frequent traveller, this article is for you. It has all the gadgets, backpack and clothing related details.

Bonus thing about following people, who are growth hackers, is the tips and tricks you get to learn which otherwise you won’t.

A good read, hope you’ll find it useful too.


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Tesla Semi truck and Roadster event in 9 minutes – I love Tesla and admire Elon Musk as an innovator and problem solver.

Recently Elon and Tesla launched two new product in the vehicle lineup –

  1. A Semi Truck – Amazing security features, faster than diesel trucks and autopilot facility integrated.
  2. A Roadster Car – 0-100 kmph (0-60 mph) in 1.9 seconds. I think that says it all. Period.

Here is a quick overview video of that event, watch it and get your mind blown away –


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“Do everything you were going to do, but with less angst, less suffering, less emotion. Everything takes time.”

― Naval Ravikant


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 46 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 46 Issue


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Poetry of the week –

Spark – Love your email again

Well, well, well!

After 2-3 weeks here is another app of the day recommendation.

This one is an email app. How did it make it here? Because this app is awesome.

Finally, an email app which did a lot of things right. It intelligently presents you with a smart inbox which groups your different mailboxes with intelligence as notifications in a different category, personal emails in different category and newsletter in a different category and it keeps on learning. The app developer has done a great job with attention to details with swipe features for archival, pinning, deletion and read/unread. This app shines truly.

Recently they have added a send later functionality as well, which makes it irresistible for professional users. Believe me, after downloading this app, I’ve lately deleted all other apps for email. This has become my go to email app.

Just in case if I got you curious, you can go check out this app –

  • iTunes App Store (for iPhone users)
  • Mac users – Download
  • Not available for Android as of yet
  • Not available for Windows as of yet

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Faith.
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Hanging right behind the windscreen.
While the lights on the shadows played on its surface.


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

This past week I experimented with Grayscaling my phone. This was recommended on LifeHacker, and it has been studied for dramatically reducing smart phone and social media use.

Here are instructions from Lifehacker:

“The process for enabling grayscale differs for different models of Android phones, but it’s typically accessed via the “Accessibility” menu. In iOS 10, go to Settings > General > Accessibility >Display Accommodations >Color Filters. Switch Color Filters on and select Grayscale. To easily toggle between color and grayscale, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut > Color Filters. Now, you just press the home button three times to enable grayscale. Triple-click again to go back to color.”


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Person of Interest – I started this old series a few weeks back and couldn’t stop the binge. This show is quite interesting with its plot of similar to the dark knight series, where the batman has access to all the camera’s and microphones in the city so basically he can see and listen to everything in the city. But in this series, there is no superhero character but a computer genius and an ex-assassin who have access to the similar machine and try to save the innocent lives. I think they are still superheroes without the cape.

If you have Amazon Prime subscription then here is the link to all the seasons – Amazon PrimeVideo

Otherwise here is a trailer –


Quote I’m pondering on lately –

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”

― Louis L’Amour


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 45 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 45 Issue

Wow! This marks a year of Saturday-Pentacle posts. Last year on Saturday of week 45, I started sharing my learnings from the past week in a small package, branded as Saturday-Pentacle.

I’m really glad I started this. It pushed me to create more and more, every week at least 5 (mostly more) things I created or consumed, which eventually I shared as nuggets in this Saturday-Pentacle newsletter. Even though I’m still catching up on the normal posts, which I’m creating less than before. But I intend to level up the publishing of normal posts as well.

I hope you guys are liking these posts, please share these posts and comment in the comment section to let me know, if you want to include something in these posts or subtract something or if there is any other feedback.

Looking forward to listen from you guys.

Be Well…
Himanshu


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Poetry of the week – Here is another piece of short poetry which I liked this week, this is posted by EmptyInside on HelloPoetry.

Perfectly Imperfect

To you,
Nothing is perfect.
I somewhat agree.
Not one thing will ever be.
To me though,
You are, clear as day,
In a perfectly imperfect kind of way.


My most popular Instagram post recently

Some places are instant escapes,
from the world as you know it.
Make you feel mysterious.
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But when you find love in those places. In those small things. In small acts of compassion.
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They change you.
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They lighten up your heart. .
They help you get through the tough times.


Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

Today instead of an article I’m sharing letters. As I’m reading a book Tao of Seneca (Volume – 1), which is a collection of Moral Letters from Seneca to Lucious. (Click the link to download the book for free, courtesy Tim Ferriss).

Seneca was a stoic master from ancient times. This book is for everyone, who want to become better, stay on the righteous path or correct course from a drift. This book was compiled by Tim Ferriss (and his team), to pay tribute to Seneca, who changed his (Tim’s) life.

I would recommend you read this letters at your coffee/tea breaks or in commute, each letter at a time and you can always come back to these letters for the wisdom they bestow.

P.S.: The link to the book is taken from Tim Ferriss post, check out that post to find out how to read this book in Kindle reader conveniently.


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Podcast: Mia Blume’s leadership motto: design, or be designed – I listened to this podcast a few days back and it was really interesting to hear from Mia Blume who is a design leader, sharing what it was like stepping away from design work to lead, combatting imposter syndrome, and how being a designer made her a better manager.

This podcast may seem like specific to design industry, but if you are someone who is shifting from individual role to leadership role, this is a gem of a podcast. Resources, strategies which are required to be a leader and how grabbing on the opportunities when they strike, matters. This podcast is full of that. Give it a listen and you won’t regret.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is from the book I’m reading from last week – Tao of Seneca (Volume – 1).

“What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day , who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be behind us are in death’s hands.”

― Tao of Seneca, Practical Letters from a stoic master (1st letter)


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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Saturday-Pentacle – Week 44 – 2017

Saturday-Pentacle, Week 44 Issue


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Poetry of the week –

A reflective poetry piece on love by Mike Mortensen on HelloPoetry –

I’ve been thinking a lot
about your hand in mine


My most popular Instagram post recently

Abstract freedom? 

Abstract freedom? #abstract #freedom #sky #structures

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Article(s) I’m enjoying (and pondering)

The Life-Changing Habit of Journaling – This piece about Journaling by Thomas Oppong is neat with solid examples like Leonardo Da Vinci, Einstein etc.

Journaling is something I am in favour of. As all the normal human beings do I was also keeping on pushing to ink the first page of my journal. But later with some inspiration, I started. To my surprise, it broke my perception about journaling. Let me tell you, what I felt after journaling for more than 50 days consistently. I felt my mind was clearer than before, I saw ideas coming to me when I was journaling, most of the time I was not able to directly think of an idea, but while journaling through something I was exeperiencing that particular day, made way indirectly for an idea. But I experienced it wasn’t just a one-time thing, as I kept on journaling, ideas kept on coming.

This article gives you some actionable about how to start with journaling as well. If you are interested you can start with the 5 minutes journal.


I’m reading/watching/listening to

Into the Wild – I saw this movie a few days back. At the start, it gave me a push towards the idea of going into the wild alone and away from this so-called ‘Society‘. But what I learned from this movie in the end (even though it was a painful ending) was this –

Happiness is only real when shared.

This movie is about Christopher McCandless who renounces all his belongings after graduations and goes into the wilds of Alaska all alone. This movie is a true road movie. But in the end Chris dies, here’s a good new yorker article about his death.

This might feel tragic or probably foolish (of Chris) but it’s a great story.

Here is the trailer from YouTube. But you’ll be able to find it on Netflix or Amazon Prime Video easily.


Quote I’m pondering on lately – Today’s quote is on alcohol! Yeah.

“Drinking alcohol is borrowing happiness from tomorrow.”

― unknown


Until Next Saturday!

Thanks for reading.

Himanshu

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