Trevor McKendrick - Audacity is underrated

Buenos días! Here’s to another week of life.

Trevor

Ben Affleck taking pictures with fans in Paris (twitter video)

I thought this was interesting because it Ben looks just totally devoid of life. It’s a strong demonstration & extreme of example of a human being turning into a product.

The pictures feel so meaningless - Ben doesn’t know the fan, and the fan doesn’t actually know Ben. You can tell he’s done this literally thousands of times.

SNL’s take on the Avatar logo (youtube)

Surprisingly funny for SNL!

Shamelessness as a Strategy (article)

Audacity is underrated, especially because many parts of life & career are MAX() functions. This pairs well with Chris Dixon’s If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.

People make gift donations to reduce the American public debt (data)

This is from the US Treasury’s website & shows how much was donated every month.

In May $352,091.38 was donated! This is simultaneously shockingly big & small.

People don’t optimize for happiness (article)

“People don’t seem to think too much about the specifics of what would happen after their goal is achieved.

“Like—say your startup goes public and you become a billionaire. What now? What will you buy, where will you live, what will you eat for lunch?”

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