A word from our readers: the addendum edition

This week we've aggregated the musings and factoids of our readers from past posts.

America's success is Japan's ikigai

After reading our Index Card Summary of "So Good They Can't Ignore You", one reader likened the American Success (TM) model to the slightly more sophisticated Japanese idea of ikigai, which adds societal need into the equation of success.

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So now before you quite your job to start your Yelp for people app, ask yourself the critical question - does the world need it?

Working people! Make some ambient noise!

On the topic of focus, we covered a music platform populated by music writing software that knows how to get you on the right wavelength: brain.fm. A reader shared that once you've picked the right music, it's handy to choose the right volume - which happens to be 60 decibels for ambient noise. This is why coffee shops are an ideal work environment for creative people - like satirical bloggers!

We're all Spider-Man deep down

In our re-branding of the solar system from ancient gods to modern ones, we heard a compelling argument that Earth should really be renamed Spider-Man, because Spider-Man is the Every-man that we all want to be and would be if we could...because deep down, we all want to be from Queens.

Cheers to our readers for the thoughtful feedback!