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Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

Started and sold a few companies. My aim is to make sense of the world, constantly improve and become increasingly empathetic. Sharing what I learn along the way.

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Short bursts of inspiration, introspection and hopeful observations

Since my last post on here I've been doing a bit of travelling, and a lot of reading! One book that I think is worth mentioning is Jonny Sun's new book, Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations. The book's genesis was the result of Sun's own quest to separate himself

Short bursts of inspiration, introspection and hopeful observations
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This week's worthwhile reads

This is a new weekly series where I send out some long reads that I've enjoyed over the past few days. You can see previous posts here. Let's get into it... What is the future of commuting to work? - Economics ObservatoryAround half the UK labour force is currently working

This week's worthwhile reads
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Digital currencies and energy usage

This weekend there was a renewed focus on how much energy digital currencies use, and the resulting impact on the environment. The catalyst being a tweet from Elon Musk saying that Tesla is going to stop accepting Bitcoin until the mining transitions to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Summary

Digital currencies and energy usage
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Supplements that I'm taking

As I get older I'm noticing that it's harder to burn the midnight oil, as well as push myself as much as I used to. Don't even get me started on hangovers! In an attempt to slow this down I did some research over the past few months. Consuming any

Supplements that I'm taking
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This week's worthwhile reads

Hey 👋 quite a few new members joined the community this week. I think due to my post on my recent Meebit purchase. Maybe I should buy some more! 😅 This is a new weekly series where I send out some long reads that I've enjoyed over the past few days. You

This week's worthwhile reads
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Why I just spent $8k on a digital collectible

Yep, I know you're most likely skeptical... But... I would encourage you to read through this post, not least to challenge some of your assumptions, but also to understand how a few seemingly independent trends and narratives came to be interrelated. Ushering in the next era of the web – disrupting

Why I just spent $8k on a digital collectible
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Productivity hacks from Elon Musk

After reading pretty much every book, article and biography on Elon Musk I wanted to start to share some of my notes & takeaways . First up, productivity.

Productivity hacks from Elon Musk
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This week's worthwhile reads

This is the first in a new weekly series of posts where I send out some long reads that I've enjoyed. In the future I might actually start giving a bit of commentary and thoughts from the articles, reckon I should open up comments so that we could have a

This week's worthwhile reads
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My reading list for May

Last week I had to go into the centre of town, and on my way I spotted  a Waterstones (book store). By this time you'll probably know that I can't walk by a book store without calling in and grabbing a book. Embracing this addition, before I knew it I

My reading list for May
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Cornerstone habits are crucial

In a paper on habits, a group of Duke researchers put it quaintly, “Without habits, people would be doomed to plan, consciously guide, and monitor every action.” We may not think about our habits that often, but we should. They’re a huge part of our lives. These reflexive thoughts,

Cornerstone habits are crucial