1 - Audiobook
- This morning, on the drive to work for a weekend obsetrics on-call shift, I finished listening (on Audible of course
) to The Dragon Reborn,
the third book in the incredible Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
. I wouldn’t recommend the series if you haven’t had much experience with fantasy as it starts off a bit slow (Mistborn
is a better gateway drug).
2 - Article
- I really enjoyed Paul Graham’s latest piece on The Lesson to Unlearn.
It’s definitely worth a read if you’re a student or recent graduate, and find yourself in the seemingly endless cycle of testing and exams.
3 - Blog post
- Seth Godin’s daily blog
strikes again with a fantastic, short-and-sweet reminder about water towers
. In fact, because I know almost no one clicks these links, I’ve copied and pasted it below for your convenience.
On the top of many apartment buildings (and on a hill in many towns) you’ll find a water tower, a large wooden or metal container holding tons of water.
It turns out that a pump that slowly and consistently pumps water uphill is way more efficient than the high-powered, high-capacity pump you’d need to meet spikes in demand. By using gravity to assist during times of heavy load, the consistent and more efficient pump gets the job done by planning ahead.
We all need a water tower somewhere in our work.