22+ First-Aid-Kit Tips for 2022
With an unusual year comes an unusual New Year Card. This past year you never knew if you'll end up locked up at home for two weeks or hard-working on the bus to the airport because you just bought a last-minute ticket for your next adventure. And for all that, we want to get you covered!
We care very much for all who cares about us and that's why we decided to send you first-aid-kit tips for 2022 so you'll be well prepared for any situation that may arise.
- Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor - No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day.
- Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, O. Sibony, and C. R. Sunstein - a groundbreaking exploration of why most people make bad judgments, and how to control for that noise.
- Tradeoffs: The Currency of Decision Making - There are no solutions. There are only tradeoffs. Blogpost about opportunity costs and the cruciality of tradeoffs in our everyday decision process.
- Remote Work is the Way by Iwo Szapar - For everyone who already works remotely or those thinking about it. Real-life stories and practical tips from companies like Microsoft or Prezi.
- The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley - For two hundred years, the pessimists have dominated public discourse, insisting that things will soon be getting much worse. But in fact, life is getting better—and at an accelerating rate. The Rational Optimist will change your way of thinking about the world for the better.
- Seedtable newsletter - Get smarter about European tech in 5 minutes. Seedtable is a newsletter on European technology that goes out every Friday. It transforms hundreds of hours of research into industry reports and company deep-dives you can digest in 5 minutes.
- Remembrance of Earth's Past: The Three-Body Trilogy by Chinese writer Liu Cixin, because nothing is better than space sci-fi books about invasion for boring rainy Sundays.
- No Mercy / No Malice newsletter - Each week, business professor Scott Galloway shares his take on tech and relationships in the digital economy.
- The History of Bees by Norwegian author Maja Lunde. The first book of the quartet about climate change. Three generations of beekeepers weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees, to their children, and to one another against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis.
- Dear Architects newsletter - Being an architect in IT is challenging. You need to have a variety of skills: technical, business and soft skills. There are also plenty of tech leaders and developers that would like to become a successful architect one day, but where to start? This weekly newsletter is meant for all of you - experienced architects, accidental architects and future architects looking for new ideas, approaches or simply to see what the IT industry is up to.
- 7 Unicorn Drive - In 2017, Login family sold their gaming startup, Outfit7, for $1 Billion to a Chinese investment group. Today, Iza and Samo run Login5 Foundation, focusing on philanthropic projects from sustainable organic large-scale farming to brain neural research centers for tastier plant-based food. Their latest spin-off, Unicorn Drive, helps leaders own their s#it and build billion-dollar businesses that have a purpose.
- Farnam Street weekly newsletter - Our brain food packed with timeless insights and actionable ideas from a wide range of disciplines. Helping you master the best of what other people have already figured out.
- B2B sales crucial foundation Winning by Design - they believe in Sales as a Science, and they have the math to prove it. We love their books and resources.
- Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work - blogpost - When it comes to the 32 blocks of work time you have to allocate, everything that’s not on your top-three list should be dropped. Similar to the previous one. How important it is to eliminate most of the things to succeed at the right ones.
- The Day You Became A Better Writer - blogpost, super short, captivating.
- Demand-Side Sales 101: Stop Selling and Help Your Customers Make Progress by Bob Moesta. Sales does not have to feel "icky" for you or your customers. In fact, with the right approach, sales can be an empowering experience for all.
- Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule blogpost - For managers, meetings are no problem. For maker's, meetings are a disaster. How do two types of people use their time differently to perform their best?
- Want to live with more confidence, calm, and enthusiasm? If so, Stoicism is just what the doctor ordered. Nils and Jonas Salzgeber will help you get started.
- Wait But Why - This place is crazy but we love it!
- The Rabbit Hole podcast - What is the internet doing to us? The New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose discovers what happens when our lives move online.
- The Knowledge Project podcast unlocks your potential. Interviews with world-class doers and thinkers so you can better analyze problems, seize opportunities, and master decision-making. Every episode is packed with lessons and insights that never expire.
- Radio Lab podcast by WNYC Studios: Radiolab is on a curiosity bender. They ask deep questions and use investigative journalism to get the answers. A given episode might whirl you through science, legal history, and into the home of someone halfway across the world. The show is known for innovative sound design, smashing information into music.
- Not in the mood for a podcast? Maybe a soundtrack from the game masterpiece called Red Dead Redemption 2 will be more up to your alley.
- It is well-known fact that people in tech love cats. So here is the only twitter channel you will ever need to watch: Cat's heaven @catheaven11
- The Billion Dollar Code is a 2021 German television miniseries developed for Netflix based on true events of code theievery.
- Lex Fridman podcast - Long conversations about science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence and conciousness. Lex is an AI researcher at MIT. Watch on YouTube or listen on Spotify.
- Paralelní Polis Playlists - about science, crypto or art. It's always insightful even when you don't have to agree with the statements. Plus - their Bitcoin coffee is also worth visiting. The channel is in Czech language, but playlists from Annual Hackers Congress are in English.
🍽 Cooking and Eating
Lokál (Prague, Czechia) is a concept of the Czech pub as envisioned by the omnipresent Ambiente group of restaurants. While the first (and still the best) one opened five years ago in Dlouha street, there are six Lokáls spread around the city nowadays.
Foodie in Prague never gets lost. Taste of Prague offers foodie tours and a famous Prague Foodie Map so you never stumble on tourist traps or uncanny food.
Home-made broth by Martin Šůs: You will need - 1 whole happy chicken, 1 leek, 1 carrot, 5 medium onions, 5 garlic cloves, 5 spring onions, 3 shiitake mushrooms, 1 lemongrass, 1 piece of ginger, 1 lime, 5 bay leaves, 5 dried kaffir lime leaves, 1 teaspoon allspice, 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns, 100ml soy sauce, 1 piece of KOMBU seaweed and 1 tablespoon of salt. Chop and roast the vegetables in the oven. 20 minutes at 220 Celsius degrees. Then put everything in a minimum 5-liter pot and slowly cook. And yes. The chicken really does come in whole. After about an hour, turn the chicken over. Cook the broth sloooowly for at least 2 hours.
Baked Claire Saffitz as a Dessert person on YouTube puts a mask on your nerves and your sadness with luscious desserts and sweets.
Let's have a couple of beers a delicious food in Põhjala (the first round is on us, we have a team in Estonia).
Try any €5 pizza Margherita in the southern Italy and not only famous pizza Napoletana. Every pizza in the south is different from the normal ones because of the quality of ingredients and a process they use for dough and baking.
Masca village in Tenerife (Canary islands) is a great place to hike through the famous Masca valley. This tiny village with 100 inhabitants is hidden in the mountains and until the 1960s Masca was only accessible on foot or by donkey. Nowadays, it is well connected by road, so hikes are accessible for curious travellers.
If you've never been to Dubai now is not time to hesitate, pack a suitcase and discover not only the city but visit Expo 2020 as well. We recommend reserving 3 days for the Expo itself. And a few days for Dubai. One week in this beautiful hi-tech city full of experiences.
Lookout tower "Velká Deštná" in Orlické mountains (Czechia) - The largest peak of the Orlické Mountains is located in altitude 1115 m above sea level and offers a circular view to all four cardinal directions. Also! You can refresh yourself at the small forest bistro nearby.
Get lost in Estonia - a country with one of the lowest population densities in the world (28 per sq km; 72.5 per sq mi) – placing it 188th in the world.
From Roztoky to Únětice (Czechia) - A popular 4km walk route from Roztoky to Únětice brewery passes through the Silent Valley (forrest) along stream. Almost obligatory stop for all who pass here is the U Lasíků Refreshment. They bake perfect sweet and savoury cakes and "kolache", soups and breads. Your walk will end in popular Únětice brewery built in 1710.
Connemara region on the West coast of Ireland. One of the few remaining regions where people still speak Irish (Gaelic) as their first language and where original Irish culture is still very much alive. Where sheep are the boss of the hood and they let you know about it every step of the way. But most importantly the beauty of nature just takes your breath away
🧰 Try something new
Play with Open AI GPT-3 - OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company. Their mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.
Buy this beauty and go to the forest.
Do random acts of kindness - donate a computer to children at a local NGO, give money to single mothers group, donate a voucher for culture or run for a good cause.
Yoga with Adriene - the only Yoga teacher you will ever need. She is quirky and fun. She has a cute dog called Beji that often appears in her videos. She posts tons of free Yoga workouts online for every skill level and any life circumstances. Also, strongly recommend her 30 day Yoga challenges.