The Notebook: Issue 03

Hi there,
This is the third edition of my monthly email.
The email is a list of books, movies, blog posts, interviews, video clips and other stuff I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
Please don’t hesitate to give me your feedback.
Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing –
I loved reading the book “Deep Work” by Cal Newport.
It’s a perfect antidote for our distracted worlds.
Don’t miss it.
A Movie Worth Sharing –
I am a fan of Hirokazu Koreeda.
I watched most of his films including a Japanese TV serial directed by him.
And one of my favourite films is “I wish“.
It’s a treat to watch the performance of real-life brothers Koki Maeda and Oshiro Maeda in this film.
An Idea Worth Sharing – 
Austin Kleon is the author of the best-selling books like “Steal Like An Artist” and “Show Your Work“.
I wish I would have read his Advice for the recent graduate ( or anyone broke, in between things, or living at home ) when I was younger.
Here are the five takeaways…
  1. Treat your day like a 9-5 job.
  2. Hang out at your local library.
  3. Take long walks.
  4. Teach yourself to cook.
  5. Keep a journal.
Read the complete article here
A Quote Worth Sharing –
“I remember sobbing in happiness the first time I ran for 6 minutes. The first time I ran for 10 minutes. the first time I ran for a whole mile. It was unreal.” – Reddit user  Natalie, on finishing her first 30K race
Random Stuff –
I like reading Ryan Holiday’s blog. And I just loved reading his recent blog, ” Everything I Learned About Writing I Learned From Iron Maiden “.
Here’s a small excerpt…
“As absurd as that sounds, the numbers don’t lie. There are worse bands to take as one’s model. Since 1975, Iron Maiden has produced
  •   16 studio albums
  •   11 live albums
  •   23 world tours
  •   2,000 concerts in 59 countries
  •   Over 90 million albums sold
  •   5 number one albums
  •   42 singles
  •   15 million combined social media followers
And their top five songs on Spotify have over 230 million streams. That’s more than Prince, that’s more than Madonna. Even pop stars are blown away by this. Lady Gaga will say to people who would call her the ‘next Madonna,’ “‘No, I’m the next Iron Maiden.’”
Iron Maiden performed for 250,000 people as the headliners of the Rock in Rio festival—twenty-six years after the band was formed. They sell their own beer, they tour relentlessly, and they do it in a Boeing 757 piloted by the lead singer.
In 40 years, they’ve performed more than 2,000 concerts in nearly 60 countries.”
Read the complete blog here.
Thanks for reading.
Krishnendu

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