PartnerHacker Daily #218: Be Homo Sapiens

Something AI can't take over

Your relationships. Those take time and trust.

Building trust is one of the core aspects of the PartnerHacker Principles.

The thing about trust is there aren't any cheat codes or shortcuts.

You can hack your way into more engagement on social media, or more KPIs for this, that, or the other thing.

You can't hack trust. You just have to build it plain and simple. Yes, there are some ways to do that that tend to work (listening to others, doing what you say, being generous, etc.) but trust is something owned entirely by the person who bestows it, and to win it requires knowing what it means to them.

You can't outsource that to a bot, replace it with automation, or delegate it to an intern.

That's a good thing. As a lot of activities and tools and processes get automated, it frees humans up to do more of the uniquely human.

Lean into that.

Unlikely book recs

Today's book rec is from Eric Sangerma.

My list of favorite books is quite long, but if I had to choose, I'd say Essays by Montaigne, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, and A calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy.

If only one, it would be Meditations because I read it in school for a philosophy class, and it went over my head.

I picked it up again a few years later and realized, reading it, I was worrying too much about things that weren't under my control.

At the same time, I let my life control me and not the other way around. It's one of the books that made me quit corporate life and move to entrepreneurship and the start up world.

Now, I don't make excuses anymore, do what I've gotta do and try not to worry about external things that I can't control. It gave me more serenity, self-knowledge, and the resilience I needed in order to live a good life.


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