Max Holzheu's Newsletter - Issue #9


Hi friends! Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time with friends and family. As you know, I try to send this newsletter only when I gather enough material that I like, and this time it just took a while 😛 Enjoy!


Quote(s) of the Day 🔑

“We all are bundles of contradictions, and we manage to hang together by bringing out one side of ourselves at a given time.” Douglas Hofstadter

“We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“If you have to worry about it you can’t afford it.” Warren Buffett

“You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in.” Robert Pirsig

What I'm reading 📖

I’m currently reading High Output Management, by Andy Grove (Former Chairman & CEO at Intel). I’m loving this book. It dives really deep into specific strategies and why they are effective. Recommended for anyone who was people under management.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.

Byzantine Fault Tolerant Airplanes – Elaine's Idle Mind

Most engineering goals involve making something faster, better, cheaper. But when it comes to aircraft manufacturing, it’s always about making things safer. More reliable. It’s very boring. It’s also very wasteful…

Seth's Blog: Getting clear about risk

There are potential horrible things in the future, perhaps your future or mine. Unthinkable illnesses, weird accidents, lightning bolts of misfortune at random moments. If you decide to focus on them, you can fill your days with despair. On the…

Hash Power – A Documentary on Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies

Welcome Hash Power, a three part audio documentary that explores the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with leaders in the field including Naval Ravikant, Olaf Carlson-Wee, Fred Ehrsam, Ari Paul, Juan Benet, Muneeb Ali, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Jeremiah Lowin, Jameson Lopp, Jordan Cooper, Josh Seims, & Charlie Noyes.

Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

This article made me change my mind about net neutrality.

CryptoZombies Ethereum Course - Learn how to code Solidity. Powered By Loom Network

Want to learn Solidity, Ethereum’s programming language? This course makes it fun (a little bit of programming experience required)

What I'm listening to 👂

I didn’t finish Small Giants, I got bored with one hour left. It’s just a compendium of stories of companies that are doing things differently, but I found that it didn’t dive too much into the mechanics of how.

I just started listening to SuperIntelligence by Nick Bostrom. It explores the question “What happens when humans create a greater intelligence than our own?”