Summary of “I’m Quantitative Futurist Amy Webb, and This Is How I Work”

Location: NYCCurrent Gig: Quantitative futurist, professor of Strategic Foresight at NYU Stern School of Business, founder of the Future Today InstituteOne word that best describes how you work: MethodicallyCurrent mobile device: Samsung S9Current computer: Mac Pro.First of all, tell us a little about your background and how you got to where you are today.
In sixth grade, I joined our middle school Future Problem Solvers of America team, and without realizing it I began my work as a futurist when I was just 11 years old.
I wanted to model and map plausible scenarios for what that future might look like, and that’s when a colleague pointed me to the work of early futurists like Robert Jungk and Alvin Toffler, and of the quantitative modeling developed by Olaf Helmer and Nicholas Rescher.
I’ve been working full-time as a quantitative futurist ever since.
Every day at work is different-sometimes I’m at the office, but often I’m on the road-so I’ll offer you two recent workdays.
The 20-minute unit system is definitely an adjustment for people who work with me.
Our team is distributed-we work out of spaces in many different cities and don’t have a central physical hub.
The How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and flat-out productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.

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Summary of “What I Learned as a U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier”

What I learned about America, and myself, working as a mail carrier.
I was training with a veteran letter carrier on a walk-out route, the type where the carrier pushes a blue buggy full of mail and small packages.
The rude welcome to the Postal Service quickly taught me mail delivery is no leisurely stroll through the neighborhood, dismantling the idyllic image of a smiling Mr. McFeeley handing out birthday cards in “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” My first week on the job, I lost 5 pounds.
I saw how critical the Postal Service is for local businesses, like the one that ships dozens of Priority Mail boxes of custom-made zippers for wedding gowns across the country every day.
Then it was off to city carrier academy, where veteran carriers taught my fellow classmates and me the tricks of organizing and carrying mail and how to drive the postal vehicles.
The Postal Service wasn’t really built for the Amazon era: Our vehicles don’t have enough space to house them, and few have shelves, leaving carriers to play an Amazon box-sized game of Jenga every day.
One told me about a mail carrier who heard a smoke alarm going off in an empty house and alerted a neighbor.
Stephen MeyersStephen Meyers worked as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in 2017 and 2018.

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Summary of “You’ve Got the Dreams but are You Doing the Work?”

Your dreams are as realistic as the work you’re willing to put in.
They’re asking us, “How bad do you want it? How much work will you still put in?”.
I have to give you fair warning: there is actually one thing that can stop you from doing your daily work.
If you don’t have a plan, if you don’t have realistic and actionable goals to pursue, you will not follow through with your dreams.
So how much work are you putting in? How often are you planning?
Because if you pick just one task, that’s going to be the most important task you could pick, right? Limiting your goals forces you to choose smarter, more significant goals.
If you commit to your one daily goal this week, and if you plan out that goal and check it off every day, and use that one daily goal as the foundation for a lifelong planning practice that you consistently perfect, you will get consistent, positive results.
So how much work are you putting in? How much are you planning?

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Summary of “Jimmy Garoppolo Is Superman in Disguise”

The day after a game, Jimmy was at the facility by 7 a.m., breaking down tape.
“Historical schools put these guys on pedestals, and it was unfathomable to us that Jimmy could play with those guys,” says Adam Gristick, another former roommate and now the linebackers coach at EIU. “Jimmy was the guy from day one.”
Jimmy’s squad. From left, Jerone Williams, Pete Houlihan, Garoppolo, Adam Gristick, John Wurm and Niko Foltys at the NFL draft in 2014.For the 2014 NFL draft, Jimmy invited his roommates to New York City, registering all five of them as his brothers.
“That’s where I’m sleeping tonight.” Yes, Jimmy had ceded the bed and the cot to his older brothers, and yes, Jimmy Garoppolo is still that kind of guy.
The first time Jimmy Garoppolo met Tom Brady was during a predraft visit.
“There would be days where one of us would win and you wouldn’t talk to the other for a little while,” Jimmy says.
Jimmy spent most days at Gillette Stadium and did not keep any food in his home.
“-JIMMY GAROPPOLO, ON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH TOM BRADYWhile Jimmy certainly learned a lot on the field, he received the most advice from Brady off it.

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Summary of “Aaron Rodgers Isn’t Scared: Of Aging, New Contracts or Sharks – ProFootballTalk”

Fully rehabbed quarterback Aaron Rodgers-smiling, relaxed, and walking a Tahoe fairway holding hands with Danica Patrick-dishing to me about his offseason audience with the Dalai Lama, about conquering one of his two biggest fears in life, and about how much longer he wants to play.
Me on T.O. In Nevada, I ask Doug Pederson: “If you walked into a sportsbook right now and had to put down $5 on Carson Wentz playing or not playing opening day, which way are you betting?”.
“I’ve played football since I was 13 years old and I’ve taken two shots where I couldn’t wiggle free, and broke my collarbone twice. I feel pretty good about the way I play, avoiding some major stuff. I’ve had a couple muscle pulls. But other than that, as a starter I’ve been pretty healthy. Two hits. First time I didn’t see the guy. Second time I did. I didn’t think he was gonna hit me maybe as hard as he did. But he did and that was what happened.”
At 34, playing for $22 million annually on average, lesser quarterbacks have wizzed by Rodgers this off-season: Kirk Cousins at $28 million per, Matt Ryan at $30 million per.
He’s seen the sick contracts handed to players who’ve accomplished less than a man who out-dueled Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and played great in big moments, to win a Super Bowl.
Foles said: “As I watched the film, something immediately stuck out to me: I was moving in the pocket, scrambling outside it, and throwing the ball with different arm angles It was a joy to behold. The seeds of a new beginning began to take root. I began to rediscover who I truly was as a quarterback.” Great coaching can bring out great playing.
“The ref turnover is exacerbated by the two huge rules changes. Here’s the exact definition of the new helmet rule, from Riveron:”If a player lowers his head to initiate contact with an opponent, and you make contact, it’s a foul.
Gut feeling: The NFL will use the preseason to throw a flurry of flags to get players in tune with the new rule.

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Summary of “10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips”

The route is well-signposted and uses a mix of dedicated cycle paths and minor roads.
Get the ferry to the Hook of Holland or Rotterdam and pick up the Eurovelo 2 cycle trail, also called the Capitals Route.
For €30 a day we rented excellent bikes from cyclingamalfi.com – they have a choice of trekkers or e-bikes including locks, helmets, kits and panniers and give advice on routes, too.
It may not be a long distance for some but the 127 miles from Dieppe to Paris provide a beautiful few days’ cycling.
The most famous route is the Avenue Verte, but the best route has been pioneered by Donald Hirsch.
Donald’s route takes you to the left, so you never see what’s at the end of the road. But it’s worth cycling on to investigate.
If you’re looking for an introduction to cycle touring the 100-mile Baie de Somme route is the perfect way to explore this underrated region.
The cycling is easy throughout and a self-guided route with Belle France is easy to follow with comprehensive maps and notes.

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Summary of “Step up: eight epic hikes of the world”

Hiking is about more than exercise, pleasant scenery or getting from A to B; putting one foot in front of the other for hours, days or even weeks on end creates a special sense of connection to a place.
Lonely Planet’s new book, Epic Hikes of the World, contains 50 of the best routes suggested by our writers.
Hikers visiting Torres del Paine often add on an expedition to the national park of Los Glaciares, which offers equally stunning scenery, not to mention a wealth of day hikes and multi-day treks.
It’s a long but rewarding day hike, with the added bonus that you get to sleep in a proper bed and get a good meal at the end of the day: the town of El Chaltén has plenty of accommodation options for hikers.
With 22 miles of ups and downs, hiking this epic trail is equivalent to scaling Mt Everest four times, and it will eventually form part of the 2700-mile England Coast Path, which will be the world’s longest coastal footpath.
The classic hike covering the length of the North Alps takes around seven days in the most spectacular alpine scenery Japan has on offer.
The clear waters of Upper Snow Lake provide solace for weary hikers on the way up, who must later summon courage for a perilous log crossing over a waterfall that spills from the sheer-faced rim of Lake Viviane.
Ready to stretch your legs? Check out Epic Hikes of the World for many more suggestions.

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Summary of “Does Intermittent Fasting Work?”

Proponents of intermittent fasting say it’s less of a diet than a lifestyle.
“What makes intermittent fasting different from dieting is that you are regulating when you eat, not what you eat,” said Dr. Luiza Petre, a board-certified cardiologist and weight management specialist who follows the principles herself.
The 5:2 Diet: Also known as the “Fast Diet,” this type of intermittent fasting includes two nonconsecutive days of a strict 500-calorie diet and five days of normal, healthy food.
The potential outcomes can be beneficial for some…. According to Perlman, the potential benefits of intermittent fasting include weight loss and increased muscle mass.
Intermittent fasting can also enhance metabolism, he said, allowing you to more efficiently utilize food for energy.
“These women may benefit from intermittent fasting only a few days a week, rather than every day, and by paying close attention to how their body responds.” He also emphasized that pregnant and nursing women should avoid intermittent fasting.
If intermittent fasting is incorporated, it should be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle change and under the supervision of a health care provider.
The bottom line, Cooper said, is that “If intermittent fasting is incorporated, it should be included as part of a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle change and under the supervision of a health care provider.”

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Summary of “Exploring the U.S. by RV: The price of adventure”

If we were diligent every step of the way, it might even be possible to resell our RV after the trip and recoup most of what we’d paid for it!
We took weekend test trips to RV parks around Oregon and Washington.
Ten days into the trip, our average spending was over $120 per day – almost twice what we’d hoped to spend.
For the first seven weeks of our trip, we mostly stayed in RV parks and campgrounds.
Ouch! We did not count this against our daily trip budget but instead factored it into our overhead, much like we had with the purchase price of the RV. The Expensive East.
After 150 days on the road, the average for the entire trip was $93.48 per day.
My guess is that our total cost for for the RV trip outside daily expenses was $23,500.
Our adventure across the U.S. truly was the trip of a lifetime.

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Summary of “How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance”

In my first attempt, I mapped out my day hour by hour, squeezing in all the elements of what I defined as an “Ideal day.” After a few weeks, I ended up feeling like a robot and the predictability was anything but inspiring.
That’s when I decided to zoom out and think more about the categories of an ideal day and how I can batch my time to be most effective.
Work: For each day, I outline my “Top 3,” meaning the three most important things I will have accomplished by the end of the day.
Fit: Movement keeps ideas moving forward so I aim to move my body for at least 30 minutes each day.
Push: Since learning and growth is important to me, I do something that scares me every day.
On these days, instead of thinking about how to spend my time in advance, I pay attention to my body and take breaks as needed.
Balancing structure with a day of free-spiritedness makes me feel whole.
How do you get to peak creative performance? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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