What I’m Learning – Arthritis and Income Diversification

I keep running into great resources and couldn’t wait to share them this week. Hope you enjoy. 

Please share! Here is the link: https://drewalbertmd.com/what-im-learning-newsletter/

Orthopedic Surgery


Quote a Physician reflecting on lessons learned throughout his life and experiences. (Sorry, I can’t remember the name of the author!) 

1. Never stop learning.

2. Never be complacent.

3. Trust others, but verify.

4. Don’t go “all in”

5. Do what you love.

6. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.

7. Be aware of the ROI for your effort.

8. Believe in yourself.

9. Provide Value to others.

10. Save and plan for the future, live for today.

11. Network like your livelihood depends on it. (it does…)

12. Learn from your mistakes and your successes.

13. Celebrate your successes.

14. Don’t define your future by your past, good or bad.

15. Family and friends are essential.

16. Money provides you with options.

17. Money is a tool, not a goal.

What I’m Listening To

  • NancyMD and the 6%, a podcast to hear inspiring stories of women who are thriving in male-dominated fields, and how they were able to realize their goals and overcome the challenges that they’ve faced. NancyMD is an orthopedic surgeon, and part of the 6%.


  • Teamistry: This is a podcast on the chemistry of unsung teams who achieve the impossible. I just discovered this and haven’t listened to much yet, but when I saw they have an episode of one of my favorite explorers, Ernest Shackleton, I was sold. 

What I’m Reading

  • Studying Stem Cells in Space: One of the research projects is observing how microgravity alters multipotent stem cell secretion of cytokines and growth factors, and that they appeared to be more immunosuppressive than controls. They also found that it is both feasible and potentially safe to grow MSCs in microgravity for future clinical applications. Stems cells do not grow well in standard two-dimensional cell cultures; the microgravity of space more closely replicates the human body and may provide an improved environment for growth of multipotent stem cells.


  • Thread on economics, from the long debt cycle to historical perspectives of real estate, gold and bitcoin.


Great Resources

  • https://newsletterstack.com/about: a compilation of many newsletters so you can easily find topics you want to learn more about and have that education sent right to your inbox. A great way to learn in my opinion!


  • Buy for Life: Here’s a website that lists businesses that focus on quality products with life long warranties. Buy once, cry once.


Business and Product Highlights

  • Golden.com: From creator Jude Gomila, from what I can tell this platform is going to become the next wikipedia and an amazing learning resource. Golden’s goal is to record human knowledge, a platform built by AI and brilliant minds. 


  • Dwellito’s Story: By Caleb Barclay, this platform is for prefab, affordable, high grade homes. This is like the Ikea for homes.


  • https://www.atlassian.com: Creator of Trello and other software for teams. Also creator of a podcast on amazing teams, listed above. Definitely looking forward to this one.

It’s interesting that Atlassian’s founders didn’t have their ownership diluted compared to other major companies when they went public. Preserving their ownership likely means they were very capital efficient, interesting data here


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