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Issue #9

Welcome to Pearl Runner’s 9th Issue! Here’s an extremely satisfying-to-watch gif to start us off:

In Our 9th Issue:

  • 👴 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
  • 🎨 A Highly Underrated Italian Artist
  • ⏳ Stop Waiting, Do Things Badly
  • 😄 The Secret Source for the GIF Above 👆

68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

by Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly has some legendary blog posts we’ve heard mentioned in books, podcasts, and other articles for years. We really enjoyed reading through this one, you’re guaranteed to find some gems. A couple of our favorites:

“Rule of 7 in research: You can find out anything if you are willing to go seven levels. If the first source you ask doesn’t know, ask them who you should ask next, and so on down the line. If you are willing to go to the 7th source, you’ll almost always get your answer.”
“You are what you do. Not what you say, not what you believe, not how you vote, but what you spend your time on.”

Read through the entire list here 👇

Underrated Artist - Luca Font

I’ve been following Artist and Tattooist Luca Font (Instagram here) for a few years now, and think everyone should know about him. His work is amazing, and he’s also very friendly!

Check out more of his art at the link below 👇

Stop Waiting, Do Things Badly

We all have something in common with the old man who claimed he’d paint a masterpiece someday, but never got around to it. This article shreds the premise that we should wait for the perfect time and place to start our next creative pursuits.

A couple key quotes:

“Quality is a result of quantity even in creative pursuits.”
“People often like to postpone this hard work to when they get their magic idea because it’s the easy option and they don’t realize that the right time is right now.”

Read the full article here 👇

Perfect Fit - Reddit Community

Assuming you agree the GIF above was genuinely delightful, we’re gonna let you in on our secret source. The Reddit community “Perfect Fit” showcases a bunch of people capturing random scenarios where things do just that – fit perfectly.

It’s full of GIFs, videos, and pictures – like the ones below – that will leave you feeling a deep sense of satisfaction. A couple more examples for you:

Check out thousands more here 👇

Newsletter of the Week - 10 + 1 Things

This week’s featured newsletter is 10 + 1 things, written by our friend Rishikesh. If you love Pearl Runner, then you’ll also love 10 + 1 Things.

Every Thursday, Rishikesh sends out a curated newsletter for generalists, featuring 11 interesting stories handpicked by a curious human’s algorithm. Every single article, research note, book or video is handpicked and evaluated for factual accuracy. We love getting these emails each week and know that you will too!

Our Other Favorite Newsletters (click the logos to subscribe)

Morning Brew: Gets you up to speed on business, finance, and tech in just 5 minutes

1440: All your news in a single email

The Daily Upside: Business news that’s worth you’re time.

Poll Question of the Week:

First, last week’s poll results:

Maybe posting this one when gas prices are through the roof made it a bit more one-sided than it should’ve been. But, at least it’s making me feel better about putting my life savings in Tesla stock last week.

This Week's Question: 🍜

If you could only have one type of cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?

And that’s a wrap! If you have any comments, suggestions, recommendations, or just general feedback we’d love to hear from you! Email us at and we’ll include our favorite comments in next week’s edition (and maybe in our Instagram feed 🧐). Thanks for reading and have a great week!

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