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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Pihl

August Newsletter from Pihl FP

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

Why We Sleep, How to Speak, and Cracking the Vitality Code

I'm writing this post because this month I have three things that I'm really excited to share with you. They are a book, a lecture from MIT, and a podcast.

  1. Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker. There isn't an area of your life that your sleep doesn't impact. This book gets into what happens when you sleep, the potentially severe consequences of inadequate sleep, and how you can get better sleep. It can be a little technical at points, but I think the scientific explanations help reinforce the message and make the advice stick. Available in audio, ebook, and print. 

  2. How to Speak by Patrick Winston. MIT professor Patrick Winston gives a neat 1 hour lecture on how to deliver a great presentation. I took notes through the whole thing and came away with 4 full pages on how to improve my presentations (and communication more broadly). With each new speaking opportunity, I'm picking one of his key points to implement and practice. 

  3. Ep. 88 Cracking the Vitality Code, with Dan Sullivan and Peter Diamandis. The Exponential Wisdom podcast is great for introducing potentially transformative ideas that can break you out of your day-to-day, linear thinking. The takeaway from this episode: though for the past 50 years lifespans have increased only gradually, it's possible that the next generation of biotech breakthroughs will lead to radically longer lifespans with enhanced health. What would you do differently if you knew you could live to be 120?

I hope at least one of these piques your interest and makes a positive impact on your life. Each one has certainly improved mine. 

If you know someone who would enjoy these recommendations, please don't hesitate to forward them this email! 



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