Newsletter #46 - Bluffing in Business and in Poker
First, my launch from last week
I guess job boards are not the most interesting products.
Admittedly it isn’t really a job board yet, just a list of cool air travel companies.
And probably that's what it will remain for next few months, there won’t just be many new cool companies popping up every month, so it might be too niche.
Nevertheless, I have a nice list now.
In the meantime…
I'm building one more fun air travel project
And then I'm going to do something non air travel
Then again, I'm trying to look forward to a freelance future.
I'm not sure if the things I'm building make me a specialist, but maybe it helps.
Steve Jobs once said you can only connect the dots in hindsight.
Who knows how these dots will connect.
First run and swim in Phuket
I wanted to live in the mountains and I wanted to live close to the sea. I never realized Phuket had both.
Awesome beaches, obviously, that’s what it’s known for. But also high, steep mountains full of jungle, rivers, and dirt roads.
I went running for the first time and I was massively impressed.
If you love trail running, Phuket is a fantastic place!
And this week, I went swimming as well, also in a beautiful outdoor public pool.
After a couple of busy months, I'm trying to get my daily workout back on track.
First power outages
When watching The Hangover movie before moving to Bangkok I expected the worst.
But despite the state of how the electricity system looks, we never had real power outages.
In Phuket the network seems more fragile. Since we moved here two months ago, we've had multiple disruptions. It's the middle of the rainy season so the intense rain storms might have something to do with it. Lets' see how this evolves!
Would Richard Branson be good at poker?
I'm reading Losing My Virginity again.
When I previously read it, I didn't realise Richard Branson is actually an ingenious entrepreneur, smart like a fox.
The stories are probably enhanced to improve them a little.
Nevertheless below extracts are impressive in how, in the midst of a crisis, he comes up with very clever ideas.
Such a brilliant move, offense is the best defense?!
Maybe that's why business owners are often also good poker players, they need to be able to bluff with a straight face?
That's it for this week.
Have a great week ahead!