Jan. 7, 2022

#75 Jason Crawford of Roots of Progress: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

#75 Jason Crawford of Roots of Progress: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In Episode #75, we deconstruct Jason Crawford's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Jason Crawford is the Founder and CEO of The Roots of Progress. We cover the Gutenberg press, startup failures, and recommended apps.


In Episode #75, we deconstruct Jason Crawford's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Jason Crawford is the Founder and CEO of The Roots of Progress. We cover the Gutenberg press, startup failures, and recommended apps.

“I would say the single most powerful technique that I have found is when you start your day, rather than checking email or or anything, start by pulling out a blank sheet of paper, whether that's literal paper or whether, like me, you use an electronic note-taking system, and just think on paper about your day. How's it going? What's up? What am I going to do today? What are my priorities and so forth?” – Jason Crawford

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CHAPTERS

In this episode, we deconstruct Jason Crawford's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:01:24) – Research on the Gutenberg press
  • (00:03:51) – Learning, planning the day, and improving sleep
  • (00:10:09) – Recommended apps, including Bear, Readwise, and Anki
  • (00:12:27) – Startup failures, sci-fi books, and success on your own terms


ABOUT JASON CRAWFORD

Jason Crawford is one of the researchers and writers at the forefront of the progress studies movement, which seeks to understand what's driven human progress historically in order to cultivate and accelerate moving forward, which is to say the least absolutely fascinating. Jason Crawford, through his blog and nonprofit Roots of Progress has studied and written about everything from the invention of the bicycle, to the smallpox vaccine. He's one of the world's leading thinkers on how progress happens, why it seems to have slowed or at least narrowed in recent years, and what we need to do to accelerate it in the coming years.

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