5 articles that helped me become a better person / by Dimitra Taslim

1. The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce

A good look at what makes E Musk tick
- We mistake Musk's clear view of the present for vision into the future
- We mistake his accurate understanding of risk for courage
- We mistake his originality for brilliant ingenuity

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2. The Struggle

Ben Horowitz shares his experiences as an entrepreneur.
"This is not checkers. This is motherfuckin' chess. There is always a move"

3. The Moral Bucket List

It's always YOU vs YOU. This NY Times article helped me discover parts of my true self. 

4. The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

"After watching the hatefulness of the Reddit troubles play out in front of us – whatever conclusions people draw about our leaders I just wish we could humanize them a bit more. If we did that we would have more empathy and less vitriol. And if you’re going through the struggles of success or failure – know that everybody else is, too. It’s a part of life"
Mark Suster

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5. How to Do What You Love

"It's hard to find work you love; it must be, if so few do. So don't underestimate this task. And don't feel bad if you haven't succeeded yet. In fact, if you admit to yourself that you're discontented, you're a step ahead of most people, who are still in denial. If you're surrounded by colleagues who claim to enjoy work that you find contemptible, odds are they're lying to themselves. Not necessarily, but probably"
- Paul Graham