So this week I watched an interview of Chamath Palihapitiya, and now this dude has officially become my new favourite human.
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Welcome to issue #048

So this week I watched a interview of Chamath Palihapitiya, and now this dude has officially become my new favourite human, right up there with Derek Sivers, Pieter Levels and Jake from Adventure Time. 

The interview was about how money is an instrument of change which should be used to make the world a better place. This was a really moving conversation for me and I have probably watched it 3 times over in the last week, but there was a quote me made that really stood out to me.

"Be a good copier. Be around high functioning and high quality people and just copy the shit out of them. Observe the crappy shit, and just don’t do that. It’s not fucking complicated."

I'm not saying to go and outright copy something 100% to the tee. That would a pretty dick move, but in theory it makes a lot of sense. I have no problem in borrowing a few ideas from something and expanding upon that because at the end of the day, coming up with something is that truly 100% original is actually fucking hard.

A lot of inspiration with The Slice have come from newsletters that I have admired and you will find elements of different newsletters throughout mine. *link to interview below*

So, be a good copier.

Now for this week issue 
Important:

So my sponsorships have become quite popular over the last few months. So popular in fact that by end of March they were already fully booked. With that being said, I'll be reopening the booking sheet with limited slots come June. 

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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

Featured

100 Hot Tips
Improve your conversions with "100 Hot Tips" to implement into your landing pages. Your exclusive THESLICE coupon discounts the $49 Ebook to $29.

ContentDrips

Content Drips
ContentDrips is a tool lets you create daily micro content for your social media growth. 

Haptic  

Haptic
Haptic is a neat little tool that makes makes the ease of building a personal website that much better. Haptic provides a set of content creation tools which help you narrate a coherent story.

TinyStore 

TinyStore
TinyStore is a simple web app that allows you to connect your Shopify Lite Plan. Once connected, you will have a minimal store/storefront for all your products/collections.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks featured newsletter is Morning Dough, a daily newsletter that brings you the most up-to-date online marketing news, knowledge, trends, articles, and tools, curated by real humans. It’s insightful, clear, actionable and fun – consumed in 2 minutes.

I'm a big fan of daily newsletters that give me the news in bitesized chunks each day and I feel that this can be right up with there with The Hustle and MorningBrew. Check it out! 

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Whats going on here with this human?
The philosopher Kwame Appiah writes that “in life, the challenge is not so much to figure out how best to play the game; the challenge is to figure out what game you’re playing.”

When I try to figure out what game I’m playing, I see that for the last 25 years I have been playing a game of strategy applied to people, a game where over and over I try to answer the question “what’s going on here, with this human?” Read More

Peak Non-Creepy Dating Pool.
Okay this a different article than what I usually recommend, but me being the data nerd that I am, I had to share. I've come to realise that as you get older, the percentage of people your age who are married increases and the percentage who have never married decreases. This must mean your dating pool gets smaller with time, right? Read more

The joys of being an absolute beginner – for life
The phrase ‘adult beginner’ can sound patronising. It implies you are learning something you should have mastered as a child. But learning is not just for the young

Here is a great long read on being a beginner. At some point in our lives we were all there. Read more 
Learnings 💡
Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think
Literally one of my favorite blog posts of all time. I'm a actually a very introverted person and shy person, so this post hits a bit close to home.

It looks at primitive part of our brain that is obsessed with fitting in and being liked and terrified of being excluded, embarrassed, or talked badly about behind our backs. Check it out

Chamath Palihapitiya Interview
Here is the interview that I mentioned earlier. It's pretty long, but well worth it. The interview took place way back in 2017, but this is the type of evergreen content that will be as relevant today as it was back then. Check it out
​​​​Classifieds 
Digital Marketing Supermarket -  A search engine for marketing tools, courses and services. Discover and compare the best tools including hundreds of free ones

NewsletterOS - A comprehensive Notion dashboard that helps newsletter creators curate, write & grow their newsletters.
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place! If you enjoyed this issue, consider sharing The Slice💌
Written by Nic | Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, 4409, South Africa