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    The S.W.I.P.E.S. Email (Friday February 2nd, 2024)

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    Edition: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
    A fun email for Friday. I hope you enjoy!


    🎤 Listen to this email here:


    I never realized what a monopoly on mountains the West had till I saw this color coded topographical map!


    I’m more used to seeing maps like this which don’t convey much information besides state borders:



    Checkout this image of a San Bernadino locomotive factory from 1928:


    Thoughts that come to mind when I see this image:
    • Capitalism
    • Hard Work
    • Commerce
    • Engineering
    • Job Creation
    • Elbow Grease

    This is what built America.

    I’m very thankful people in this harsh work environment paved the way for me to sit in air conditioning on a laptop while I'm sick with flu and working from bed:



    Woot! I hit 100,000 subs on YouTube!

    Do they still send out those silver plaque thingies?? Hope I can get one still!

    Here's the lifetime channel stats, with most of the action happening only recently:



    This is the best office ever: Laying in bed on a rainy day finishing up a book 😁


    P.S. Yes I realize there are TWO pictures of me working from bed this past week 😂

    I was down with flu so there was a lot of bed hanging out time!


    Wow…since 2019 there are roughly 60,000 more design agencies listed on Clutch.
    This is likely caused by: 
    • More solopreneurs entering the game. 
    • Remote work makes this more possible. 
    • Starting an agency is very low effort thanks to the internet + organizational tools like Slack, Notion, Google Docs, AirTable etc.


    Original thread on Reddit

    It's been really cool to watch the barrier to entry to starting a business (like an agency) drop so low. 

    It used to take lots of money, time, and employees to start something like this 20 years ago....now with a laptop and a few hours you can get it done. 

    Paul tells this cool story about how his daughter started in online shop in 26 minutes:




    Compared to blog posts and social media, there's something about a BOOK that feels immortal.

    Today marks the day my friend Noah Kagan's writings and teachings are cemented in history with his book Million Dollar Weekend 🙂


    There was a book launch party, and here's @noahkagan hitting a piñata during the party....can you guess what's inside it?!?!

    I hope you have an awesome February!!


    I hope you enjoyed these Friday tid-bits!
    Neville Medhora



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