jrsinclair / James Sinclair

I live in Australia and like to write about JavaScript and other things.

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  1. The Only Thing Stopping You Are Your Own Excuses | Malaysia 2019 Keynote

    In this most recent keynote from Gary’s trip to Malaysia, he emphasizes on the importance of putting out content for the world to see. He then touches on some of the reasons why people are reluctant to start sharing your thoughts and ideas with the internet including; fear of judgment and lack of passion. The bottom line is don’t let your fear of unknown stop you from sharing what you have to offer with the world and things will play out… Enjoy!


    6:30 - Be self-less when creating content 16:30 - The reach on these platforms is real 26:10 - Don’t give with expectations 36:20 - Let the consumers decide, not you 41:10 - Why some people don’t agree with me 51:40 - Choose, live and adjust — Your comments are my oxygen, please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and my team know what you thought of the video … p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button ;) — My direct to consumer winery, Empathy Wines: https://garyvee.com/EmpathyWinesYT My new K-Swiss sneaker: https://garyvee.com/GV004 — Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the globe. He’s a sought out public speaker, …

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqcXzur2bqo&feature=share
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  2. Functional programming design patterns by Scott Wlaschin

    In object-oriented development, we are all familiar with design patterns such as the Strategy pattern and Decorator pattern, and design principles such as SOLID. The functional programming community has design patterns and principles as well. This talk will provide an overview of some of these, and present some demonstrations of FP design in practice. Level: Some experience in functional programming suggested NDC Conferences ndc-london.com ndcconferences.com

    Original video: https://vimeo.com/113588389
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  3. Ooooops I guess we’re full-stack developers now.

    This is the video version of my talk. A website for the talk is here:


    And by "we’re", I mean us front-end developers ;)

    This is a talk I put together where I postulate that, over time, the breadth of what front-end developers are able to do and are being asked to do has widened to the point that it’s become full-stack development. Not that we’ve replaced back-end developers, because they are as important as ever too, it’s just there is more overlap and more possibility.

    Also, that spectrum of technology and tasks is so broad, that to do it all is stretching ourselves awfully wide. Some degree of specialization seems inevitable.

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiBau30kIjI
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  4. Erika Hall: Designing for the Triple Storyline, UX London 2019

    Ethics is a critical topic at the moment. Many designers have noticed that—despite a lot of talk about user empathy in the last few years—the systems we’ve designed for ourselves don’t seem to be operating in the interests of the humans using them. Business is focused on scaling and automating to realize magnificent efficiencies and grow shareholder value. Also, the planet is melting. How can designers get a handle on this immense complexity in order to create more ethical systems? By turning to stories. Narrative is how humans create social understanding of complicated situations in order to make decisions. Simply considering the user journey is no longer enough. In order to create a more humane and sustainable future, we need to consider the business story and the health of the environment as well. A useful abstraction can make the implications of our actions visible and manageable.

    Original video: https://vimeo.com/351167991
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sun, 04 Aug 2019 23:58:14 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  5. Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart

    If you spend hours and hours of studying, without improving your grades, or information retention, then learn how to study smart by Marty Lobdell. Lobdell taught Psychology at Pierce College in Washington State for 40 years. During Lobdell’s career, he has taught tens of thousands of students and he wants students to succeed. After watching students cram for eight hours or more for a test without any improvement, Lobdell has developed a studying technique that helps the brain retain the information that you are studying in this video "Study Less, Study Smart"

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlU-zDU6aQ0
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  6. Entreprogrammers Podcast: Episode 248 “Pomodoro Action”

      We are alive! John pokes fun as Mani still work on his pomodoros. Chuck joke that he just started his Pomodoro. John maps out his week of us and shares his intense workload. Productivity to its max. John talks about having to be downtown to do a marketing meeting. Also, trying to fit all exercising in with his insane workload. John talks more about knocking out 8 Pomodoro in before 8 am. Chuck talks about having to be up at 4 am to get all the pomodoros in. Chuck maps out his whole week and describes how this helps him clear off things on his schedule. Chuck shares his screen, and show a document on the processes on running sev Chat TV podcasts. Chuck shares more on what he has accomplished doing these pomodoros. John pokes fun at Mani about the reports on practicing pomodoros. John opens up the email on the results on the pomodoros. Mani calls BS on the process because he was not getting the emails, except for Josh. EntreProgrammers discuss the email issues on the results or activity. Mani asks why they are not happy with Slack. Josh says they like Slack but it gets noisy with all the activity. Mani shares his screen and shows his activity. Chuck still demands to be paid. Chuck begins the actual show talking about the master process of the Dev Chat TV. Chuck continues to talk about a co-host who bought a video company/podcast who need production. Chuck then continues to talk about developing another arm of the Dev Chat company to do promotion and production. Chuck says this will be a kind of case study to take on this show on the Dev Chat network. Chuck talks about how getting up early sucked but, again he got a lot accomplished for his business. Chuck shares about the sales call he did and how he sees activity coming in on sponsorships for Q1. Chuck talk about shows that sell out on sponsorships in the past. Mani asks what is the new plan for the pomodoros. Chuck says he is going to stop at noon. John says the big problem he has is there are meeting in the morning. Mani asks if we are going to keep doing this since it is proven that it works. EntreProgrammer talk out things that get in the way for the pomodoros.  Some might have to be shifted until 2 pm. John says he thought about committing to 6 pomodoros before noon. Mani says this speed up his day. The EntreProgrammers discuss how they will be accountable to the pomodoros. Each learns they will have to tailor their practice to their needs. John gives reason to why they should be 8 per day before noon. John says they can always do more but 8 is reasonable. EntreProgrammes talks about ways this will work for them.  Josh suggests 6 pomodoros by noon ongoing. EntreProgrammers agree to 6 by noon. Mani creates his owns terms but agrees to the team keeping him accountable. Chuck talks about his exercise and training for a marathon. EntreProgrammers joke about their exercising times and plans for the upcoming weeks. Thoughts for the Week John - Check your optimism    Mani - Accountability matters Josh - Deadlines Chuck - Implementation is what matters


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  7. Stephen M. R. Covey – Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything – Scar Tissue Podcast | With Fabian Di Marco

    Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust—The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his management, became the largest leadership development company in the world worth over $160m. Stephen personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. In this episode, we talk about the importance of trust for leaders and people who lead.


    Topics we cover

    Lessons from the merger: the merger between the Covey business and Franklin Quest didn’t initially go so well. It was through this experience Stephen learned the importance of ‘trust’. 

    The importance of trust:  Trust is delivering on the promises you make, and leaders must go first. Without trust, people lose faith, expectations are never met, and deliverables slow down, affecting your bottom line. However, with trust, there’s less micro-management and more effective collaboration, meaning a faster more agile relationship, team or organisation, and a more innovative one. 

    Living life in crescendo. Stephen’s views, beliefs and principles for life and the echoes of his father.


    The updated version of the Speed of Trust

    Got feedback for the show? Let me know Instagram at @FabXIII

    Also, make sure you give us a review on Apple Podcast/iTunes or your preferred podcast platform (it helps  )


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  8. Jamie Pride – A Survivor’s Guide To Being An Entrepreneur – Scar Tissue Podcast | With Fabian Di Marco

    This is the episode every entrepreneur needs to hear. Jamie Pride, the former CEO of RealEstate.com.au, author and founder of 6 tech start-ups, most notably ‘REFIND’, once a listed $200m business that came crashing down, gives his guide to founder-fitness. This is both a personal story of triumph and a tactical playbook for a longer happier career as an entrepreneur. 

    What I Learned

    Entrepreneurs, particularly in Australia, are burning out and becoming depressed because:

    Entrepreneurs self-identify with their business. They sacrifice so much of themselves for the business that when the business is a success, they feel like a success, and when the business is a failure, they feel like a failure. There’s too much linkage between self-worth and business outcome.

    In Australia, there’s a stigma around failing, unlike in the US where it’s a right of passage.

    Entrepreneurs are surrounded by curated social media where everybody is ‘crushing it’ – so when they do fail, they feel like the only ones failing.

    How to build longevity as an entrepreneur:

    Reframe your thinking about your business and career from a sprint to a marathon. You need to build for sustainability.

    Don’t think about your business as your only shot and that it has to be a success.

    Make sure your business is aligned to your values and your purpose. The purpose is more sustainable than passion, especially when the chips are down in tough periods, it’ll make you more willing to weather the storm.

    Build capacity – and then build a business on top of that.

    Physical capacity: if you’re not well, you won’t be able to deal with the stress

    Mental capacity: your ability to manage your day, your productivity habits and how long you can hold your attention for

    Emotional capacity: how do you create headspace? How well do you question your bias, beliefs & bullshit?

    Once a founder has focused on the three areas of capacity, they typically exhibit these three key traits which contribute to a better founder and an improved chance of success:

    They become more self-aware: which makes them more investible, more coachable and they can build better relationships

    They’re going to be more adaptable: able to change with the different conditions and circumstances

    They’re going to be more resistant: they’ll have the ability to get back up and get back up faster.

    The goal should be to enjoy what you do every day – rather than constantly looking to escape. Escapism is a burnout effect that many corporate executives and entrepreneurs face. Working in stints of time with a view to ‘take a break’ in the horizon. If you’re enjoying what you’re doing, and you feel nourished by it – there’s no need to seek the escape from it.

    To implement these foundations you need rituals and routines. For example, what you do in the morning will set the routine for the rest of your day (tip: set a digital sunrise – no email or social until 2hrs after you wake up).

    The three most common issues founder seek help with are co-founder relationships, investor relationships and managing team relationships.

    The real fear for entrepreneurs is not the failure or losing money, it’s disappointing other people, especially people who made sacrifices for them. It’s important to have open conversations with these people from the beginning, especially your family – because you can’t succeed if your fighting about your business at home.

    All good entrepreneurs have three core characteristics; empathy, curiosity and dissatisfaction.

    Show Notes


    Unicorn Tears

    Deep Work by Cal Newport

    The Founder Circle

    The Failure Proof Podcast


    I hope you enjoyed this episode, make sure you leave a review and follow me on Instagram @FabXIII



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  9. The Next Billion Seconds Episode 3.09 The Future of the Web with Sean White

    In thirty years the Web has grown into the foundation of civilisation - but can we make the Web more useful, more private - and more human?


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  10. John Gruber, Daring Fireball - XOXO Festival (2014)

    For the last 12 years, John Gruber’s tracked the modern era of Apple on Daring Fireball, his personal web site turned full-time job. Bootstrapped with reader contributions and shirt sales, John’s thoughtful approach to sponsorship allowed him to remain fiercely independent, while working on projects like Markdown, The Talk Show, and Vesper, his minimalist note-taking app.

    Recorded in September 2014 at XOXO, an arts and technology festival in Portland, Oregon celebrating independent artists using the Internet to make a living doing what they love. For more, visit http://xoxofest.com.

    Video thumbnail by Ian Linkletter: https://www.flickr.com/photos/linkletter/15129966789/

    Intro Music: Broke for Free, "Only Instrumental" http://bit.ly/xo2014broke

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufKFStaFsZs
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