Recommendations ​for the Week (I)

A brief overview of what I’ve been consuming.

Book: Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss)

Great review of the best content from one of my favorite podcasts. It is not a manual for life, but may very well serve as an almanac.

Movie: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

It is not the best science fiction film, but I can feel that the people involved hold the original animated film (1995) close to their heart. Not all movies have to be an intellectual tour-de-force. It manages to capture the spirit of the animation without turning into goofiness or surrealism.

Podcast: Hardcore History – Blueprint for Armageddon

I had already recommended this a few days ago, and I am more and more impressed as I keep listening. With each episode running for an average of three hours long, it’s hard to find time for other podcasts!

Videogame: Hearthstone

The launch of a new set of cards combines with the imminent advent of the holidays to cultivate the ambition to reach the top of the rankings. It is no longer just about playing the game, but also about studying the matches of the best players in the world, trying to learn how each deck works. The fact that the game is so determined by the luck of the draw further exalts the importance of looking to play without fail in those moments when the Lady Fortune smiles upon us.

Music: Age of Rage (Shiryu)

In a week of much confusion and constant interviews, my head has no room for lyrics. This remix of Streets of Rage’s legendary soundtrack by Shiryu borders on perfection: it’s not noisy enough to scramble my tired brain, but it’s lively enough to keep me awake.