Presenting the Speakers of The 21 Convention 2014

Quick trailer showcasing the speakers of T21C 2014. Very low cost, made in just a few hours using pre-existing assets.

August Updates

Some updates with what I’ve been up to.

The reading list has been updated here on TDL. It now includes …

Perfect Health Diet is one of the best books I’ve ever read on health and nutrition. It’s right there alongside Mark’s The Primal Blueprint. Paul is also confirmed to speak at T21C 2014, hence, bringing to my attention that his book was not on my recommended reading list.

Steve Jobs is Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Old news, but, I’ve read it twice over since discovering it last September. The book is a comprehensive journey through Steve’s epic life.

Insanely Simple is a book by Ken Segall. If you are an entrepreneur, this is a must read. Ken’s blog is also, excellent.

Keep It Simple is a book by Hartmut Esslinger. In tandem with Jony Ive, it acts as an informal introduction to design and its importance. Worthwhile even if you are not actively creating a product or service. Harmut is as entertaining as he is educational.


Ending the Barbell Squat Delusion : Message from a Reader & Powerlifter

The following is an e-mail from a reader and competitive power lifter. I thought it was really good and have decided to post it here with his permission. It’s easily the most well thought out and written e-mail I’ve gotten as a result of my posts concerning the barbell squat.

The title of this post and the image are my own. The e-mail is posted as originally received with the exception of bolded sections, which is of my own doing.


Dear Anthony,

I realize I’m late to the party, but I felt compelled to offer a little feedback on the squat controversy stirred up as a result of your anti-squat articles.

I’m a competitive powerlifter in the AAPF. I lift AAPF because it’s drug tested – to validate the integrity of my lifts, and because I can lift raw in that organization. Now comes the bomb; Even though you said that the comments you made applied to people who squat for exercise, and excluded the squats application in competition, I STILL…

The 21 Convention is Hiring

Here’s the short version :

With the return of The 21 Convention live event, and in the context of how much the company has grown since T21C Australia, I can no longer work fast enough and hard enough to keep up with the company. It’s getting a little ridiculous, even with the small team of quality people that T21C consists of.

Lately I’ve been waking up at 4:30-6am and working till 9 or 10 at night. And it’s still not enough. Never mind that those kind of hours have a huge impact on creative thinking and my personal life. So I need to hire more people, but the right kind of people. Otherwise you get the “bozo explosion”. No thanks. This is going out to the full 21 newsletter tomorrow.

Honestly, TDLers are at the front of the line. Long term commenters on this site consistently surprise and impress me. I’m guessing long term readers who don’t comment are much in the same boat.

Here’s the long version :

The 21 Convention is growing.

Our videos have now been…

Face Forward

There are two aspects of man’s existence which are the special province and expression of his sense of life: love and art.

I am referring here to romantic love, in the serious meaning of that term—as distinguished from the superficial infatuations of those whose sense of life is devoid of any consistent values, i.e., of any lasting emotions other than fear. Love is a response to values. It is with a person’s sense of life that one falls in love—with that essential sum, that fundamental stand or way of facing existence, which is the essence of a personality. One falls in love with the embodiment of the values that formed a person’s character, which are reflected in his widest goals or smallest gestures, which create the style of his soul—the individual style of a unique, unrepeatable, irreplaceable consciousness. It is one’s own sense of life that acts as the selector, and responds to what it recognizes as one’s own basic values in the person of…