For your weekend reading consideration: The first book I’ve released in ten years (and the most personal I’ve written) is now available For You

Here’s how my friend Annie Mueller described it,

“A realistic and kind call to growth. An instruction manual for becoming who you want to be.”

I’d be honored if you checked it out.

Podcast #979: How to Create a Distraction-Free Phone | The Art of Manliness

Today on the show, I talk to Jake about what motivated him to change his relationship with his phone over a decade ago and what steps he took to do so, including how and why he lives life without a web browser or email app on his phone.

Some really interesting strategies at play here. Worth a listen.

How WhatsApp became the world’s default communication app

WhatsApp has become the world’s default communications platform. Ten years after it was acquired, its growth shows no sign of stopping.

Before we left for Tanzania, I had heard of WhatsApp but did not have much a a clue about what it was. In Tanzania I had to quickly download it and learn. It is the only way people communicate when not face-to-face.

Why I went back to buying CDs (and you should too) — CJ Chilvers

Audio means a lot to me. I love movies and books, but albums have always been where I’ve gone for the most solace in my life. So, when my audio library is messed with, I don’t take it lightly.

Same. I have several albums that I hold onto for dear life for the very reasons stated.

If you are ever over, ask me to play the original indie pressing of Maroon 5’s Songs About Jane. Sounds like a completely different (and way better) band. Because they were.