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Alta Curated #2 - A Broad Range of Experience Makes Life Easier.

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Hello everyone! In this issue, we will tackle the idea of being a generalist from various angles. I included an immersive debate between Malcolm Gladwell and David Epstein, a piece of trivia about a famous skateboarder, and an inspiring talk by Sir Ken Robinson on the school system fallacy.

Besides that, a quick video of Richard Feynman explaining the science of fire, a timeless essay by Paul Graham, and an eye-opening article on SV culture.

Happy reading!


Why Generalists Succed in a Specialists’ World


In this episode, Malcom Gladwell talks with David Epstein about why a broad range of experience in life is actually the best way to find success.

Digital Manipulation

TED Radio Hour

Technology has reshaped our lives in amazing ways. But at what cost? TED speakers reveal how what we see, read, believe — even how we vote — can be manipulated by the technology we use.


Skateboarding and Programming

Rodney Mullen, one of the greatest professional skateboarders of all time, cast about for a constructive hobby while recovering from a painful injury. The one he settled on changed the course of his life: mastering Linux. The more he immersed himself in the world of Linux, the more Mullen began to discern parallels between how hackers craft code and how skaters invent tricks.


Strong Opinions Loosely Held Might be the Worst Idea in Tech


One of the most famous Silicon Valley mantras is not necessarily a thing to blindly follow. A contrarian yet interesting reading.

Be Good

Paul Graham

“Being good is a particularly useful strategy for making decisions in complex situations because it’s stateless. It’s like telling the truth.”

A timeless classic by Paul Graham


The Science of Fire

Richard Feyman

Richard Feynman describes the chemical chain reaction that we call fire. An inspiring glimpse into one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century.

Do Schools Kill Creativity?


Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.


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