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Issue #177  (Reusing Knowledge for Efficiency) 07/04/22


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If you're somewhat new to finance and investment phrases and terminology, but it's something you'd like to delve more into, you'll enjoy this Twitter thread by Codie Sanchez where she describes 16 terms every VC knows but most investors don't.

Codie Sanchez on Twitter

This terminology is certainly outside my area of knowledge and so most of these were unknown to me. And I appreciate that she admits: "We in finance like to make ourselves look smart by using acronyms and big words."

A lot of this is definitely industry-level jargon that can be off-putting to newcomers. But maybe this will help you if it's a niche you're trying to break into.

Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

Internxt Send — Encrypt and send files fast without worrying about the security of your documents, images, or videos. Select the files you want to encrypt and send by link or email.

AnotherPomodoro — A free, browser-based, privacy-friendly Pomodoro timer that's customizable and includes audio and visual notifications.

Hello Ivy — Project management for remote teams. A hub for your team to efficiently communicate and collaborate together on any project.

Browserosaurus — A macOS app for multi-browser users that lets you select which browser to use when clicking a link in a non-browser app.

Files — An open-source Windows app. A modern file explorer with a beautiful Windows-first design to manage your files with increased productivity, working across multiple folders with tabs, and more.

Timelight — Android calendar app for events, routines, time blocking so you can track, prioritize, and schedule tasks and more.

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Articles & Resources

Ten Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer — Haseeb Qureshi, though admitting he's no an expert in this area, provides some advice on how to learn the skill of salary negotiation.

Never Set a Goal That a Dead Person Can Do Better Than You — A quick tip based on a suggestion in a book called The Happiness Trap. The idea here is that you shouldn't set goals to 'not do something' (which dead people can do).

The Choice-Minimal Lifestyle: 6 Formulas for More Output and Less Overwhelm — 2008 article by Tim Ferriss, who you might know from his productivity-related books and podcast.

The World’s Most Nutritious Foods — I believe good health is one of the keys to better productivity, so I think this is list of 100 foods is relevant here. Some surprising ones in the list, which is based on calculations by scientists.

How a Searchable Knowledge Management System Helped Dropbox Reuse Knowledge and Work More Effectively — If your team spends a lot of time answering the same questions and solving the same problems over and over, this case study might inspire.

When You’re ‘Addicted’ to the Rush of Feeling Stressed — Using your stress and anxiety as fuel to power through a taxing week isn’t nearly as constructive as you think, experts warn.


Have a suggestion for a productivity-related tool, article, or other resource? Send me a direct message via X (@LouisLazaris) and I’ll consider including it in a future issue.

Stay productive!


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