How to get what you want.

Costly Signaling, Outbreak, Inequality, Football, Systems Thinking

Hello and welcome to the first issue of The Anti-Newsletter.

I’ve decided to be a little cheeky and publish this issue today because it coincides with the launch of Read Something Great on Product Hunt.

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Anyway, now onto the real stuff.


Here are links to 5 timeless articles:

  • Costly Signalling Theory, by Harry Dry: We all want stuff. But the world is a competitive place. Setting yourself apart from the crowd can be tricky. This short read provides well explained examples for how to do just that.

  • I've Got Some Things to Say, by Romelu Lukaku: A powerful story of struggle and triumph by one of the world’s leading athletes.

  • Leverage Points - Places to Intervene in a System, by Donella Meadows: If you’re curious about Systems Thinking, this is the best place to start. It’s a long read, but is well worth it.

  • Is All Inequality Unjust?, by Martin Gurri: Martin is one of my favourite writers at the moment. In this piece, he seeks to answer a question that is worth thinking about.

  • Outbreak, by Kevin Simler: This is a fun one. It’s an interactive piece by Kevin Simler that will help you understand how things spread. A fascinating experience worth spending time on.


That’s it for this month. I’ll see you in July!

If you have feedback or suggestions about the tool, reach out to me on Twitter, I’d love to connect.

And thank you so much for subscribing. Read Something Great is just something I started for fun, but there are over 400 of you who have signed up to receive this monthly email.

I am grateful.

Thank you!

Louis