Reading Shape Up by Ryan Singer (Basecamp)
|Started:||July 11, 2019 (Ongoing)|
I've been a fan of the guys at Basecamp for a while, and read most of their books, so I'm thrilled get this one started.
It's also the first book I'll read in html! The only doubt I have is how I'll manage to take highlights as I usually do. We'll see.
Started working on it.
I've already tracked the progress on reading some books in my website before: Musashi, Los Tónicos De La Voluntad and Digital Minimalism. But the truth is that after those I didn't think I'd do it anymore.
I've realized one of the reasons why I don't read as many books as I'd like to is friction, and I end up reading blog posts instead. This friction comes in many forms: Having to read a non-digital book, having to journal about it, having to take notes, having to read all of it, having to read it linearly, etc. Most of those are self-imposed, so I'll try a different approach. I've also been inspired to do this by listening to others' habits like Naval Ravikant and Doug Belshaw. In fact, I already started reading Emotional Intelligence by Dale Goleman without keeping track here (I even skipped some chapters!).
But that doesn't mean I don't see the value in journaling and all the things I mentioned. And that's why, for some books, I'll do it.
This is one of those books.
The introduction is already awesome. I knew most of what they do, but still, they keep delivering on my expectations. On this note, I'll say (if it wasn't clear already) that I'm a huge fan of Basecamp. Maybe too much, actually.
I've been pondering about my own thinking, and I realized that sometimes I'm of extreme opinions. I either like something a lot or I don't like it. And I don't think extremes are good, so this time I'll try to find something to disagree with. I've been reading their content for a long time, so maybe challenging their assertions will give me a new perspective on their content.