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The Amuse-Bouche Newsletter

Hello friends,

Welcome to 2020—I have some big, exciting (scary?) news to share! Unfortunately, the updates are not fully baked and ready for consumption. For now, enjoy this amuse-bouche version of my weekly newsletter.

- Kevin K.

Worth Reading

1. Three Theories for Why You Have No Time – Derek Thompson

tl;dr, technology creates less work, but more opportunity to overwork—and we just can’t help ourselves.

2. The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself – Eshe Nelson

tl;dr, complex mathematics will not replace human behaviors.

3. Fast – Patrick Collison

tl;dr, incredible things can be done quickly. The iPod is one of my favorite examples:

iPod. Tony Fadell was hired to create the iPod in late January 2001. Steve Jobs greenlit the project in March 2001. They hired a contract manufacturer in April 2001, announced the product in October 2001, and shipped the first production iPod to customers in November 2001, around 290 days after getting started. Source: Tony Fadell.


Apps & Tools I’m Using

Journalistic – A simple, yet powerful micro journaling app

I have a precarious, on-again, off-again relationship with journaling—mostly due to my perception of the work required to be what the world would categorize a ‘good’ journaler. As a recovering perfectionist, I place too much emphasis on writing something interesting overwriting something.

Journalistic aims to demolish my perfectionist instincts by creating a lightweight, easy to use journaling app. For those interested in self-reflection without all the fuss, it’s a great place to start.

That’s it for now. See you next week.


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Thanks for reading, and see you next week,

— Kevin K.