Here comes linklist #2 — an eclectic mix of things I found interesting or inspiring.

How to cultivate the art of serendipity

Thought-provoking read. In hindsight, most of the leaps in my life happened to be the result of random combinations of events, encounters or simply by getting lost.

How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk

If you ever watched any TED Talk (and who didn’t) you will laugh at this one, I promise.

This talk is both brilliant and hilarious. Though the speaker claims that you will learn absolutely nothing, I definitely learned how bulletproof confidence and body language can take one a long way regardless of what one’s talking about.

Life is short by Paul Graham

Favorite quotes from the piece:

“Prioritize bullshit avoidance over other factors like money and prestige” and “Cultivate a habit of impatience about the things you most want to do”

Paul Graham is one of the best essayist I know. Though he mostly writes about things related to start-up/tech scene, there’re universal pearls of wisdom in every one of his write-ups.

My other favorites include  Cities and Ambition, What Doesn’t Seem Like Work, Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule and The Top Of My Todo List.

The Tail End by Wait But Why

And finally Tim Urban with a new existential piece (which would be a perfect extension on Paul Graham’s essay mentioned above).

Until next time!