Weirdo's Weekly Update — 22 May, 2023

What are we working on?

Last Friday was a great day as we launched our much-awaited Academy! We couldn't be happier that it's finally available. 🥳 It's the culmination of countless hours of dedication and hard work from our small but mighty team.To celebrate this momentous occasion, we took the weekend to reflect, rejoice, and appreciate this great community we have built until now.We want to extend a special thank you with a course discount to show our appreciation. Use the following promo codes associated with the course at the checkout to avail of the discount:




These promo codes are valid until the following Monday, the 29th of May, and we have 100 promo codes available.If you have any questions about the courses, just hit the reply button and ask anything!

Crypto News

Today we're celebrating Bitcoin Pizza Day, where back in 2010, Laszlo Hanyecz bought two pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins. At the time, those Bitcoins were worth around $41, but today they would be valued at nearly $270 million! It's a reminder of how much Bitcoin has grown in value and its potential for the future.

If you're interested in exploring the world of cryptocurrencies, we've got something exciting for you. Our newly launched course, "Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for Absolute Beginners," is the perfect starting point, and you can get in some savings with your discount code shared above. 🤑 Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn and potentially participate in the crypto revolution!

Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day, and remember, a small investment today could lead to big rewards tomorrow. Join us in discovering the fascinating world of cryptocurrencies!


AI News

We've got a real treat for you in this week's AI section. Picture this: a cozy fireside chat with none other than Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, hosted by Elevate, a Canadian non-profit that's all about uniting top-tier innovators. The conversation is steered by Tobias Lütke, the brains behind Shopify. Altman takes us on a journey through the wild growth of their platform, likening it to catching lightning in a bottle. He also dives into the fascinating world of AI, reminding us that while it's tempting to anthropomorphize our tech, it's a tool, not a pet.

Altman's chat is a goldmine for anyone interested in the future of AI. He talks about the development of computer algorithms that learn and improve with scale - a game-changer for humanity. He also discusses the integration of AI into society and the workforce, painting a picture of AI as virtual employees that can supercharge our productivity. But it's not all work and no play. Altman believes that AI can contribute to scientific progress much faster than humans alone. He also touches on the potential benefits and challenges of AI and AGI (artificial general intelligence), emphasizing the importance of harnessing the creative power of the world for optimistic outcomes. And for the cherry on top, he shares about his company, Helion, which is working on a solution to drive down the price of energy by a factor of 10 or 100. Imagine the impact on the world's poorest 7 billion people!

Get ready to explore the future of AI and how it can reshape what we're capable of doing. It's going to be a wild ride!

Here you find the entire conversation.

Travel Update

We're wrapping up our epic eight-month journey through Southeast Asia, and what a ride it's been! We've hopped from one incredible country to another, collecting memories and passport stamps like no tomorrow.

Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Brunei, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Bali—were our homes in the last months. Our country list got a bit of a makeover, and much more is to come!

Unlike our extended stay in Mexico, where we soaked up the local culture for seven months, we adopted a more dynamic approach. Moving from one country to another approximately once a month, we've experienced the thrill of discovering new environments while allowing ourselves enough time to delve into the local way of life.

Unpacking our bags and settling in became a rewarding ritual, giving us a sense of connection to each place we called home, even if just temporarily.

But let's talk about the real stars—the people we've met. Friendly, welcoming, and always ready to share a smile, the locals have made our journey truly special. We've discovered that a positive attitude and a genuine respect for the culture go a long way. It's funny how some travelers come with a chip on their shoulder, acting all superior and negative. For those, we sometimes wish that they would sometimes realize that staying home is always an option!

Frequent traveling can sometimes be challenging to keep up with the working schedule. But our secret that we adopted on this trip was scheduling all our flights on Saturdays. Arriving on a Saturday means we can kick back, relax, and have a little weekend adventure before diving into work on Monday.

As we bid farewell to Bangkok and prepare to jet off to Europe again, deep in our hearts, we are already looking forward to returning again soon.

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The Authority Hackers Podcast - #310 8 Things we Learned Collecting 241,294 Emails

Something to think about

"People don't need enormous cars; they need admiration and respect. They don't need a constant stream of new clothes; they need to feel that others consider them to be attractive, and they need excitement and variety, and beauty. People don't need electronic entertainment; they need something interesting to occupy their minds and emotions. And so forth.

Trying to fill real but nonmaterial needs—for identity, community, self-esteem, challenge, love, joy—with material things is to set up an unquenchable appetite for false solutions to never-satisfied longings. A society that allows itself to admit and articulate its nonmaterial human needs, and to find nonmaterial ways to satisfy them, world require much lower material and energy throughputs and would provide much higher levels of human fulfillment."

Donella Meadows

A question to ask yourself

Many people tend to be their own harshest critics and hold themselves to high standards, often neglecting their own needs for the sake of others. Self-compassion is crucial for personal growth, well-being, and overall happiness.

Am I treating myself with the same kindness and understanding that I extend to others, and if not, what steps can I take to shift towards a more self-compassionate mindset?

Productivity Tips and Tricks

The One-Minute Rule

The One-Minute Rule is a productivity technique that advises taking immediate action on tasks that can be completed in one minute or less. By promptly addressing these small tasks, you enhance efficiency, maintain momentum, cultivate a proactive mindset, reduce stress, and improve overall organization.It's a simple but powerful approach to prevent procrastination and avoid accumulating small tasks that can become overwhelming.

June 8, 2023
Leo Brunnhofer