Elias and Sean grew up together overseas before studying engineering in Germany and the US respectively. Breadcrumbs is their weekly chat about things past, present, and future.

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62: Forged in the Fires of 11th Grade

10-11-2017

Elias and Sean talk about best friends – why some friends are closer than others but also the phenomenon of calling someone “best friend.”

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 34.06MB - Duration: 24:48 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)


61: Beyond the Binary “I’m Not Dead”

03-11-2017

Elias and Sean try to figure out how to define friendship and discuss its survival value.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 43.45MB - Duration: 31:38 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)


60: My Mental Model of My Mental Model

27-10-2017

Elias and Sean define grit and discuss its merit, whether they possess it, and how one could attain it.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 35.54MB - Duration: 38:49 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


59: Downtime Factor

20-10-2017

Elias and Sean compare tendencies to overwork or “underwork” oneself, and discuss whether superhuman quantities of output are something to be strived for.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.29MB - Duration: 40:44 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


58: Leaning Into Their Burn

13-10-2017

Elias and Sean talk about having thick skin, telling people to “grow up”, and showing empathy.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.93MB - Duration: 50:10 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


57: He’ll Blame His Minions

06-10-2017

Elias and Sean talk about a coach’s or manager’s role in a team and discuss effective and ineffective leadership.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 36.35MB - Duration: 39:42 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


56: Illusory Superiority

29-09-2017

Elias and Sean discuss judging one’s own competence relative to others in a field, and try to remember times they’ve under- or overestimated themselves.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 50.43MB - Duration: 55:05 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


55: A Boring Upgrade

22-09-2017

Elias and Sean confess how much they’re paying for services, and then discuss Ulysses’ recent switch to subscription pricing and the subscription model in general.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 37.92MB - Duration: 41:25 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


54: The Breadcrumbs R&D Department

14-09-2017

Elias and Sean sync up chess clocks and do a speed run through the iPhone 8/X keynote.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 31.05MB - Duration: 33:55 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


53: Cleaning Before the Cleaners Come

08-09-2017

Elias talks about the origami convention he went to over the weekend, and he and Sean discuss the usefulness (or not) of learning about things before going to such events.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 26.25MB - Duration: 28:40 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)


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