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The Chatty Mammoth Newsletter is designed for those who crave knowledge, but lack time. 

We promise to introduce you to topics that you wouldn’t normally encounter, in a time-friendly manner.

Each day, we find three stimulating articles that provoke new thoughts and questions. 

We then summarise each article into under 90 words, and send them out in an email that can be digested within 2 minutes.

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At our core, we are a knowledge summarisation service.

– We are a collaboration of independent writers who had too many colleagues complain that they couldn’t fit enough reading into their busy schedule.

– In order to resolve this issue, we decided to dedicate our hours towards finding a diverse selection of cognitively satiating articles, sourced from small and unknown publishers.

– We then choose 3 standout articles and summarise them into a 2-minute email sent to all our subscribers, 7 days a week.

Read 2000 words in 40 seconds

We summarise long-form articles (2000+ words) into under 90 words. Here are three examples: 

The History of Sunscreen

Although Coppertone was not the first sunscreen ever made, nor the first to be commercially successful in the US, it was crucial to the history of sunscreen. Aside from convincing the public to use sunscreen — successfully shifting it from wartime application to everyday use — through their Little Miss Coppertone ads, they were the first commercial brand to scientifically label their sunscreen with the Sun Protection Factor, eventually paving the way for its standardisation in the industry.

An Enterprise of Solid Gold

In the 1700s, prior to copyright laws, piracy was a respectable business. “Take a book that is selling well, reprint it…then haul in the profit.” But, whilst not illegal, pirating literature was still a risky enterprise, with fads often passing in a shorter time than it took to print a novel. Even so, Voltaire himself embraced and encouraged piracy of his work, simultaneously – and perhaps mischievously – making modification to this texts, producing “endless variations on the same themes”.

Why Silicon Valley Fell in Love With an Ancient Philosophy of Austerity

If Stoicism preaches austerity, then why is Silicon Valley so adamant on adopting it? Jacob Rosenberg argues that they’re using it as a justification for preserving the status quo; as Stoicism (or at least what seems to be the modern version) leans into dealing with what fate has in store for you, it is put forth that it justifies why some Silicon Valley personalities believe that the wealth disparity of America is something that just must be tolerated.

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