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Recommended reading, vol. 1


Nathanael Yellis

Politics + Marketing + Tech // How to be human through all of it.

Top reads from this week in tech + politics + simplicity + leadership.

Here’s an attempt for my reading habit help yours. These stories have stuck with me this week. To each I’ve added why. I hope they inspire you.


Welcome to AirSpace |

NY: Why does every coffee shop and Airbnb look the same? Why are we all painting our walls white, installing reclaimed wood + metal, & hanging Edison bulbs? It’s because of the internet. If every space aspires to the same aesthetic, is it good?


Does the Electoral College give John Kasich the opportunity to save the country from Trump?

[This article is no longer online]

NY: For a nerd like me, it’s always fun to delve into the what-ifs of arcane bits of rules or processes. This article does that well. The truth, though, is that reality is usually less arcane and more brutish. Nonetheless we can hope!


I am a social media addict and I quit for a month. |

NY: It’s always good to hear from people who’ve detoxed from tech’s insidious addiction. This guy’s story is particularly good, except the end, when he goes back to everything as it was before. Only now, he notices.

How one family is sending 13 kids to college & living debt free |

NY: Lessons from an uber-frugal family who’s living for a greater purpose than money.


How To Know Which Skills To Develop At Each Stage Of Your Career |

NY: Great description of where to focus your attention on career growth. Hint: the areas you need to be good at change over time.

Simon Sinek: Why Leaders Eat Last - YouTube

NY: I was inspired by my friend Isaiah’s leadership, and he sent me this video. Want to inspire trust among your people? Watch this talk.