Weekly Pulse by William Meller | Week 01, 2024

The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.
The Weekly Pulse is my content curation and my highlights from readings, books, podcasts, insights, and everything I discovered during the week.

So, let’s go with some discoveries from the week!

  • An Open Letter to Brazil
  • How to Build Your Personal GPTs
  • Minimalist Hobbies to Avoid Negative Habits
  • Project Management Trends in 2024
  • Book Notes: Make Your Bed

An Open Letter to Brazil

Source: Mark Manson Website
Author: Mark Manson
 
This article took my by heart when first suggested by my friend Lairton Ballin and was a nice inclusion for the Weekly Pulse.  The author of the letter has spent four years in Brazil and will soon marry a Brazilian woman. He believes that the problems in Brazil are due to the culture and mindset of the people.

When you punish somebody for being more successful than others, you discourage the most talented and ambitious from creating the progress and innovation that the country needs. You hold back the very people that are going to pull you out of this mess in the first place and you make room for the manipulative and mediocre leaders to take their place


He believes that the problems in Brazil are due to the culture and mindset of the people. He argues that Brazilians prioritize their own interests and those of their family and friends first (look to the politicians) over the greater good of society, leading to a lack of accountability and a focus on vanity. He suggests that an internal revolution is needed, in which Brazilians set new standards and expectations for themselves and prioritize a safe and strong society above their own interests.

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How to Build Your Personal GPTs

Source: Hacker Noon
Author: Sergey Baloyan

I like the idea of bringing innovation to the Weekly Pulse as well and OpenAI has launched GPTs (Generative Pre-trained Transformers), which are custom versions of ChatGPT that allow users to create versions of ChatGPT that are more helpful in their daily lives, work, or specific tasks. Users can create their own GPTs without any coding skills, initiate a conversation, provide instructions and additional knowledge, and select capabilities such as web searching, image creation, or data analysis. 

OpenAI is also launching the GPT Store, where users can share their GPTs publicly. The GPT Store will feature creations by verified builders, allowing GPTs to become searchable, and creators to earn money based on the popularity of their GPTs.

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Minimalist Hobbies to Avoid Negative Habits

Source: No Side Bar
Author: Miguel

The article provides 11 minimalist hobbies to simplify one’s life and avoid negative habits. The hobbies include reading, getting outside, turning off the TV, limiting device screen time, putting the phone down, decluttering the closet and technology, decluttering subscriptions, selling items on eBay, embracing a minimalist lifestyle, limiting shopping, and playing board games with family and friends. 

The article also highlights the benefits of each hobby and challenges one may face when embracing minimalist hobbies.

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book notes OF THE WEEK
Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

The book teaches us important stuff in an easy way. First, it says life can be tough, but making your bed helps you handle problems better. Second, it talks a lot about working together. McRaven shows that we’re stronger when we help each other. Lastly, he says facing fears is a big deal. Whether big or small, challenges are part of life, and dealing with them makes you stronger.


ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Project Management Trends in 2024

This blog post explores the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for project managers, delving into the integration of artificial intelligence, the revolutionary changes in 2024, and the key trends that will define project management in the coming years.


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