Weekly Reflection: Week Two Hundred Fourteen

This is my two-hundred-fourteenth weekly reflection. Here are my takeaways from this week:

  • Audio blog I launched an audio version of my blog last week on Apple and Spotify (see here and here). Hearing my own voice feels weird. But listening to these recordings is a great feedback loop. I can critique myself and make changes (or try to) rapidly. I still need to get in the habit of recording and posting. It feels unnatural now, and I’m not in a rhythm. Hopefully, it will be second nature by the end of the month.
  • Written vs. audio – A written piece that communicates an idea clearly to a reader doesn’t communicate that same idea as clearly to someone who’s listening to a recording of it.
  • Concision – Listening to my recordings highlights something I already knew: I’m not as concise as I’d like to be. I think I’ll improve over time if I work at it.
  • John Malone – I enjoyed the book about John Malone. It was interesting to see how a non-founder built a massive company and how important the cable industry is to our ability to access the internet. Malone’s specialty is financial engineering, and it was also interesting to learn more about how he used that skillset to increase shareholder value.

Week two hundred fourteen was another week of learning. Looking forward to next week!