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Peter Singer Inspires You to Do “The Most Good…

The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate...
Chris Castig
1 min read

Book Summary: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating,...
Chris Castig
1 min read

Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable, 60s Counterculture, and How…

Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating,...
Chris Castig
1 min read

The Life You Can Save by Peter Singer

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each...
Chris Castig
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The Most Good You Can Do by Peter Singer

The Most Good You Can Do develops the challenges Singer has made, in the New York Times and Washington Post, to those who donate...
Chris Castig
4 min read

The Clock of The Long Now by Stewart Brand

These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the 20th century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative...
Chris Castig
4 min read

We Are Echoes: Leave the world better than how…

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Chris Castig
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A Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut

Part 1: “I Have Been Called a Luddite” Part 2: “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is” Subscribe on iTunes...
Chris Castig
1 min read

“Don’t Follow Your Passion” from So Good They Can’t…

In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting...
Chris Castig
3 min read

Learn how to write better: 50 Writing Tools by…

Ten years ago, Roy Peter Clark, America's most influential writing teacher, whittled down almost thirty years of experience in journalism, writing, and teaching into...
Chris Castig
1 min read