A year ago I listed my three main goals for 2019:
- Run a half marathon;
- Read 12 books;
- Publish five explorative blog posts.
I achieved the first and third, but failed the second.
I ran two half marathons: one in the rain in March, and another in the sun in November.
The next will be at Round the Bays in February 2020.
I read ten books:
- Alex Through the Looking Glass by Alex Bellos;
- Humble Pi by Matt Parker;
- Money by Yuval Noah Harari;
- New Ideas from Dead Economists by Todd G. Buchholtz;
- On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King;
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari;
- The Code Book by Simon Singh;
- Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger;
- Why Information Grows by César Hidalgo;
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.
I read less than planned because I blogged more than planned.
I moved towards shorter, more focused posts, which gave me more time to develop and publish new ideas.
In the new year, I plan to look at NBER working paper co-authorships and to summarise my Strava activity data from 2019.