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The myth of shameless self-promotion

I get notified of online reviews of my book Think Like a Rocket Scientist. In one of them, the reviewer wrote “Despite the shameless self-promotion, the insights from the book still made this one of the best nonfiction books of 2020 that I’ve read.”

By “shameless self-promotion,” the reviewer refers to a link I included at the end of each chapter that directs readers to my website to download a free workbook with worksheets, challenges, and other exercises to implement the strategies discussed in the book.

Let’s stop asking this question

Osmosis is the process by which molecules pass through a semipermeable membrane in order to balance concentrations. 

I was pacing back and forth in my tiny room, memorizing one concept after the next for my high school biology exam. Pacing put me in a trance of sorts, allowing the semipermeable membrane that is my brain to absorb molecules of information that I was supposed to learn.

The best of the Weekly Contrarian: 2020 Edition

Before I share with you the best of the Weekly Contrarian from this year, I want to take a moment to thank you for inviting me to your inbox every week. I’m deeply grateful for your support.

I have one ask from you as we wrap up 2020.

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