Resources for VISTAs from the VISTA IST training (April 23)
If you attended my talk during the VISTA IST training in Columbus, Ohio on April 23, here are the books and resources that I referred to during my speech.
Quick side-note: thank you to the person that pointed the tricky balance between boots-on-the-ground philantropic work and the “go to Wall Street and donate a portion of your income” perspective. I address that in the resources that follow. Also, the questions and comments I received regarding how (in)flexible or permanent the mission statement for your life should be definitely made me think about the concept more, so thanks for that feedback!
Tributes to and articles about Cyrille Regis:
“Cyrille Regis: a pioneer on the pitch and the leader of a generation” by Richard Williams on the Guardian
“The love I felt for Cyrille Regis as the bigots stood beside me” by Kenan Malik on the Guardian
“'By changing football, he changed the country': our readers on Cyrille Regis” on the Guardian
“Fans, family and former teammates pay moving tribute to Cyrille Regis” by Josh Halliday on the Guardian
“A pioneer, but first a footballer: how West Brom celebrates Cyrille the King” by Tim Adams on the Guardian
Man’s Search for Meaning by Dr. Viktor E. Frankl
I wrote a book review about this a while ago here
The Road To Character by David Brooks
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
David Brooks’ article in which he talks about eulogy virtues and resume virtues
Richard Thaler when he says that “people' aren’t dumb, the world is hard.”
César Luis Menotti, former coach of the Argentina men’s national football team and the man that coached the team to its first FIFA World Cup title in 1978
80,000hours.org to help you with the decision of how to make the most social impact in your career (regarding the question I received about whether to go the “boots on the ground” route or take the “Wall Street banker that donates 10% of his income” avenue
Article about Superman using his talent inefficiently
Other useful stuff
Bonus: if you want to know more about me, check out this Q&A series I did a while ago (or check the articles in the highlight reel below).