Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #76
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This week we learn about Jerry Seinfeld, Impostor Phenomenon, and the Money Mind Manifesto. As well as the Global Passport Index and Hey.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
Jerry Seinfeld: Comedian, Innovator, Micromanager
After years as a stand-up performer, Jerry Seinfeld succeeded wildly in the 1990s with his eponymous sitcom. Two decades later, he continues to captivate audiences and receive critical acclaim with his inventive online talk show, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Furthermore, a new generation is discovering Seinfeld through streaming video.
In this interview on HBR, he says: "The show was successful because I micromanaged it—every word, every line, every take, every edit, every casting. That’s my way of life."
I found this creative aspect very peculiar, and on micromanagement, I recently wrote an essay you might want to check out.
How to Overcome Impostor Phenomenon
Studies show that up to 82% of individuals experience the impostor phenomenon, characterized by feelings of inadequacy and an inability to accept success.
These feelings can lead to heightened levels of anxiety and depression, decreased risk-taking in careers, and career burnout.
While people may commonly refer to this as impostor "syndrome," more precise terms are "phenomenon" or "experience," as impostor phenomenon is not a clinical diagnosis.
Read more about the Imposter Phenomenon.
Money Mind Manifesto
The "monkey mind" is a Buddhist term that describes a state of being unsettled, restless, confused, indecisive, and uncontrollable. It is not a desirable state of being.
Maybe worse: what happens when your monkey mind mutates into a money mind?
Great article on how to master your mind from the mental disease of more money.
2 Grains of Technology
Global Passport Index
Is your passport "strong" or "weak"? Check it out on the Global Passport Index, which ranks them by their total mobility score.
Is there a way to enjoy emails? Maybe Hey?
1 Atom of Reflection
When resources are scarce, it is straightforward to identify priorities.
However, it is essential to recognize priorities when resources are plentiful to prevent scarcity.
Maybe not Hey from the Basecamp management https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/3/22418208/basecamp-all-hands-meeting-employee-resignations-buyouts-implosion