Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Read Across America Day? Today we celebrate the joys of reading and bringing awareness to the importance of reading in education and motivating kids to read more. Today is also Dr. Seuss’ birthday, so it’s the perfect time to bring the love of reading into your home!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss

Weblog March 3, 2021


Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of Pate de Foie Gras aux Truffes? In 1784, Jean-Joseph Clause, a French pastry chef, received a patent for his pate de foie gras aux truffes. He went on to begin his own business specializing in supplying pate to the gentry. By 1827, Strasberg was known as the goose-liver capital of the world. Now aren’t you glad you know that? 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.”

— Bradley Miller

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Here’s what I’ve published in the past seven days or so…

🎧 New podcast episode:
Jordan Peterson on Rules for Life, Psychedelics, The Bible, and Much More (Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, Helix Sleep premium mattresses, and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.)

🎧 New podcast episode:
Steven Pressfield on The Artist’s Journey, the Wisdom of Little Successes, Shadow Careers, and Overcoming Resistance (Brought to you by Tonal smart home gym; LinkedIn Sales Navigator, the best version of LinkedIn for sales professionals; and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.)

🎧 New podcast episode:
KevKev TimTim TalkTalk on Dragon Slaying, Lessons Learned, Viagra, and Assorted Nonsense (Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing; Literati Kids, a try-before-you-buy subscription book club; and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.)

Short descriptions for each are below.

Enjoy!


🎧 New podcast episode:
Jordan Peterson on Rules for Life, Psychedelics, The Bible, and Much More

Jordan B. Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) has taught mythology to lawyers, doctors, and business people, consulted for the UN secretary-general, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe.

With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson has published more than one hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, as his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion.

His book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos was published in 2018 and has sold more than 4 million copies internationally. His latest book is Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life.

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxGoogle Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform. Watch on YouTube here.


This episode is brought to you by Helix SleepHelix was selected as the #1 best overall mattress of 2020 by GQ magazine, Wired, Apartment Therapy, and many others. With Helix, there’s a specific mattress to meet each and every body’s unique comfort needs. Just take their quiz—only two minutes to complete—that matches your body type and sleep preferences to the perfect mattress for you. They have a 10-year warranty, and you get to try it out for a hundred nights, risk free. They’ll even pick it up from you if you don’t love it. And now, to my dear listeners, Helix is offering up to 200 dollars off all mattress orders plus two free pillows at HelixSleep.com/Tim.


This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system.

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.


This episode is also brought to you by WealthfrontWealthfront pioneered the automated investing movement, sometimes referred to as ‘robo-advising,’ and they currently oversee $20 billion of assets for their clients. It takes about three minutes to sign up, and then Wealthfront will build you a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs based on your risk appetite and manage it for you at an incredibly low cost.

Smart investing should not feel like a rollercoaster ride. Let the professionals do the work for you. Go to Wealthfront.com/Tim and open a Wealthfront account today, and you’ll get your first $5,000 managed for free, for lifeWealthfront will automate your investments for the long term. Get started today at Wealthfront.com/Tim.


🎧 New podcast episode:
Steven Pressfield on The Artist’s Journey, the Wisdom of Little Successes, Shadow Careers, and Overcoming Resistance

Steven Pressfield (@SPressfield), a former Marine and graduate of Duke University, became an overnight success as a writer after 30 years of abject failure. Identifying the omnipresence of “Resistance,” the interior force of self-sabotage he described in The War of Art, has saved his own artistic life and has helped many others struggling to find their creative calling. Steven’s novels of the ancient world, including the nonfiction The Warrior Ethos, are required reading at West Point, Annapolis, and in the Marine Corps. He lives in Los Angeles.

His new book is A Man at Arms, an epic saga about a reluctant hero, the Roman Empire, and the rise of a new faith.

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxGoogle Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform.


This episode is brought to you by TonalTonal is the world’s most intelligent home gym and personal trainer. It is precision engineered and designed to be the world’s most advanced strength studio. Tonal uses breakthrough technology—like adaptive digital weights and A.I. learning—together with the best experts in resistance training so you get stronger, faster. Every program is personalized to your body using A.I., and smart features check your form in real time, just like a personal trainer.

Try Tonal, the world’s smartest home gym, for 30 days in your home, and if you don’t love it, you can return it for a full refund. Visit Tonal.com for $100 off their smart accessories when you use promo code TIM at checkout.


This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system.

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.


This episode is also brought to you by LinkedIn Sales NavigatorLinkedIn Sales Navigator is the best version of LinkedIn for sales professionals. Tap into the power of LinkedIn’s 700 million+ member network. LinkedIn Sales Navigator gives you 20 monthly InMail messages, Lead Recommendations, Unlimited Searches, Actionable Insights and News, and access to free courses on LinkedIn Learning. Target the right prospects and decision-makers, unlocking 15% more pipeline from sourced opportunities, a 17% lift when saving leads on Sales Navigator, and 42% larger deal sizes.

Start your 60-day free trial—that’s a two-month free trial!—of LinkedIn Sales Navigator today by going to LinkedIn.com/Navigator.


🎧 New podcast episode:
KevKev TimTim TalkTalk on Dragon Slaying, Lessons Learned, Viagra, and Assorted Nonsense

Kevin Rose (@KevinRose)—technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy—was the first guest on the podcast nearly seven years ago. We were in San Francisco, sitting at this huge wooden table, and I remember being very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, but if people liked the idea, I promised to do at least six total episodes.

600M+ downloads and hundreds of guests later, Kevin is taking the reins and interviewing me for episode #500!

Hard to believe it all started off as a lark. It’s arguably the biggest thing I’ve ever done, and without you all—my dear listeners—it wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you for allowing me to do this work. I love it. 🙏

Listen to the episode on Apple PodcastsSpotifyOvercastStitcherCastboxGoogle Podcasts, or on your favorite podcast platform.


This episode is brought to you by Literati Kids, a try-before-you-buy subscription book club! Great children’s books open up new worlds for discovery. With Literati Kids, your child can explore uncharted places every month with spellbinding stories handpicked by experts.

From art and escapades to tales of compassion and friendship, each Literati box follows a new, enriching theme. And with personalized extras like stickers, surprises, and special guest artwork, every box is a fun and fresh adventure. Head to Literati.com/Tim for 25% off your first two orders. Select your child’s book club and start them on a literary journey like no other.


This episode is also brought to you by WealthfrontWealthfront pioneered the automated investing movement, sometimes referred to as ‘robo-advising,’ and they currently oversee $20 billion of assets for their clients. It takes about three minutes to sign up, and then Wealthfront will build you a globally diversified portfolio of ETFs based on your risk appetite and manage it for you at an incredibly low cost.

Smart investing should not feel like a rollercoaster ride. Let the professionals do the work for you. Go to Wealthfront.com/Tim and open a Wealthfront account today, and you’ll get your first $5,000 managed for free, for lifeWealthfront will automate your investments for the long term. Get started today at Wealthfront.com/Tim.


This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system.

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

Redivivus


POPULAR WORD
Redivivusred-ə-VI-vusPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: Latin, late 16th century
1Come back to life; reborn.
 
Examples of Redivivus in a sentence “The reenactor was so good at his role that critics said he was George Washington redivivus.” “After a long night’s sleep, a hot shower, and a cup of coffee, I feel redivivus.”

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
NonageNAHN-ijPart of speech: nounOrigin: Late Middle English, unknown
1The period of immaturity or youth.
 
Examples of Nonage in a sentence “The summer I spent working at the park marked my transition from nonage to adulthood.” “Monkeys are far more developed during nonage than human adolescents are.”

SEASONED nuts quotable


“Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.” — Isak Dinesen (aka Karen Blixen)

“The best way to keep something bad from happening is to see it ahead of time… and you can’t see it if you refuse to face the possibility.” — William S. Burroughs

“Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

A seat at the table


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Harvard, Dartmouth and Stanford are always full. The value of their degree is largely based on scarcity. There are always more people who want to get in than they will allow.

That’s intentional. Artificial scarcity to create a credential that appears valuable.

Harvard has enough endowment and tech to offer 50x as many degrees as they currently do.

Now, though, online learning is upending the equation of scarcity.

Do students invest all that time and all that money because they believe they’re going to learn something, or is it simply that they’re going to be awarded a scarce credential?

Because sooner or later, learning wins out. The paper fades, but what you know and who you become lasts.

It’s March (wow) and a year of uncertainty, pain and unrest may be beginning to recede. And over the years, the team at Akimbo has seen that the March sessions of their workshops are often the best attended and most powerful. Something about spring (up here) and autumn (south of here) seems to challenge people to take action and to make a difference.

The Marketing Seminar is back for its 11th session. It’s the most powerful and most popular marketing workshop in the world. More than 10,000 people have been through it (that’s more marketing wizards than Harvard, Wharton and Stanford graduate in any given year) and now it’s your turn. Enrollment opens today and the first lesson starts soon.

The altMBA deadline for First Priority applications is next week, March 9. The August session is your chance to level up, and early applications are given priority.

Writing in Community is back as well. There’s plenty of room for your book in the world, but what you may need is a cohort to help you get it done. Kristin Hatcher leads a group that commits to writing together and publishing together. It opens for signups on March 16th and you can claim a spot on update list by visiting the site today.

And in just a few weeks, the fabled Story Skills Workshop returns. Bestselling author Bernadette Jiwa has taught the world about the magic of story–in branding, in leadership and in communications–and this workshop represents your best chance learn from her and from each other. It opens on March 23, but sign up today for updates.

There are tens of thousands of reasons that people just like you have decided to learn something. Akimbo (now an independent B Corp) is built to make it possible for people to lean into possibility, to connect and to learn.

These four workshops are the best way I know to make a difference. Each is different, each has a different pace, structure and purpose. But together, they represent a clear, powerful and proven vision for how each of us can level up and learn to contribute.

And there’s room for you.

World Hearing Day – 3 March


World Hearing Day – 3 March 

This day is observed by the UN to spread awareness about the prevention of hearing loss and to promote hearing care around the world. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: How can you take care of your hearing aid? 
  • Infographic idea: Are you cleaning your ears the right way?  
  • Video idea: A beginner’s guide to sign language 
  • Podcast idea: How should you raise a hard-of-hearing child? 

WORLD WILDLIFE DAY – MARCH 3


World Wildlife Day – 3 March 

This day champions the theme ‘sustaining all life on earth’ and aims to raise awareness of the biodiversity surrounding us. 

Content marketing ideas:     

  • Listicle idea: X Ways to get young people involved in wildlife conservation  
  • Infographic idea: The most moving portrayals of wildlife in books and movies 
  • Video idea: How wildlife conservation reduce the chances of disease transmission to humans 
  • Podcast idea: A day in the life of a wildlife conservationist