I’ve come across some really great content recently, and I wanted to share them.
Three documentaries, a book, a podcast, an article and a recipe. There’s something for everyone!
The Magic Pill (Documentary)
The Magic Pill is a documentary that boasts the benefits of the ketogenic diet — particularly it’s potential to reverse common illnesses. It takes a handful of different people and puts them on a ketogenic diet and documents the results. It’s pretty eye opening.
As with most documentaries, it builds a case for a particular point of view, so it’s probably biased. But, from my experience, I’d say it’s far more right, than it is wrong. I guarantee you’ll be left thinking hard about your food choices and how it might be impacting your health.
Check out the trailer and full film on Netflix.
Factfulness by Hans Rosling (Book)
“One of the most important books I’ve ever read―an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates
Bill Gates loved it so much, he decided to gift it to all college graduates. The book is actually titled, “Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World — and Why Things Are Better Than You Think”. It highlights just how wrong we tend to be about global trends – with straightforward facts and statistics. It’s actually pretty scary how wrong our worldview is.
Grab the book here. And prepare to have your world view shifted a bit.
Jason Fried — How to Live Life on Your Own Terms (Podcast)
Jason Fried is one of my favourite people (that I don’t actually know). He’s the co-founder and CEO at Basecamp and best selling author of a few really great books. Tim Ferriss interviewed him recently, and it’s awesome. Jason tends to have a contrarian view on things, so it’s full of good stories and learnings. Everything from life to business.
Still Storch (Short Documentary)
Scott Storch began his music career in 1991, when he joined the hip hop group The Roots as a keyboard player. From there he went on to write and produce some of the biggest hip hop and R&B hits of the 2000’s. His discography is ridiculous.
Still Storch is a short (20 min) documentary that covers his rise (ammassed $100M fortune), aswell as gigantic downfall (blew it all) — due to drug and momentary troubles. Such a great talent and an interesting story. It’s awesome to see him back working on beats and current music.
How 20-Year-Old Kylie Jenner Built A $900 Million Fortune In Less Than 3 Years (Article)
Kylie Cosmetics launched two years ago, and has sold more than $630 million worth of makeup since. Her company is conservatively valued at nearly $800 million. Kylie Jenner owns 100% of it and is on track to become the youngest self-made billionaire ever.
It’s just incredibly how quickly businesses can scale now. An inspiring and interesting read.
Icarus is a captivating watch. Filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports. He gets the help of Russian scientist, Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov. Soon he ends up realising that he is on the edge of unearthing an international doping scandal by the Russian government that’s gone on for decades.
It’s strangely unbelievable, but also very believable!
The Magic Pill – Pancake Recipe (3 ingredients)
There’s a 3 ingredient pancake recipe on The Magic Pill documentary. Butternut squash, almond butter and eggs. Super healthy, easy to make and they taste GREAT.
Here’s the recipe. I got 14 small pancakes out of it. A 3 pancake serving comes out at:
- Fat: 18 grams (71%)
- Protein: 12 grams (21%)
- Carbohydrates: 4.5 grams (8%)
- Total Calories: 228 calories
A few pics of my batch:
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