Week 45
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Week 45

Hi Reader,

Added a small culture section for those who want some lighter reading. I've recently been exploring cultural anthologies and tracing back influences. Did you know that the first Final Fantasy game was entirely based off of First Edition Dungeons & Dragons (which is now also inspiring Stranger Things)? But that Final Fantasy then evolved and influenced Western Fantasy writing, which was the original source material for D&D 🀯. Culture is circular.

Also, if you're following me on Instagram, you'll know that I'm working on a new podcast.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Thiel

Peter Thiel did a 3 hour podcast on Portal. Learn that he voted Trump to "reduce violence". It's 3 hours of phenomenal clarity.

He also spoke at the National Conservatism conference.

πŸ€” Think pieces

Julian Shapiro details mental models. It's a cliche topic to approach, but Julian (as always) has been able to synthesize the most valuable parts.

Ray Dalio on Paradigm shifts and why you should put money in gold (and bitcoin).

😎 Culture

How Japanese RPGs inspired a new generation of fantasy authors.

Loopuleasa lists favorite sci-fi movies and series.