The technologist in me believes that the innovation that dominates is the one that's most needed. The rationalist in me knows that's a lie. Innovation, especially consumer facing innovation is driven only partially through need. The much stronger force at play is what social labels the new technology creates. You
Cutting myself some slack towards the goal of being prolific I felt it would be a good exercise to catalog some of the things I have worked on over the years. A public record and a reflection with some hindsight. Pepster - An app and device for kids with cystic
I want to be prolific. There is something inside me that has an almost insatiable need to make things. I have a feeling that if I can grasp that feeling and run with it, I could get there. I have some baggage to shed in that pursuit but it feels
What happens when the crowd decides critical matters as easily as following fake news and anonymously criticising people on social media? I assume #web3 architects have thought about this? Any recommended reading? — Phil Morle 🖖🏻 (@philmorle) October 3, 2021 It feels like we are in a state of flux right
Focus. Pick an audience. Know your niche. All common advice for creators, but it is advice I am beginning to question. This advice likely originated in the third chapter of a half baked book on startup advice. It is advice repeated across blogs, LinkedIn and youtube about helping people "hustle"
Do only as much today as you can recover from before tomorrowThat phrase has haunted me since finishing Effortless by Greg McKeown. If you read that and think, 'Ha, that sounds like weakness', then you are an idiot. I say that with conviction because I myself was an idiot. I
When I was a teenager, I played a lot of different video games. I wouldn't say I spent a long time playing video games, but I enjoyed trying new ones. I wanted to be up to date with games, both popular and obscure, and there was a concrete part of
Nick Bostrom presents a broad and interesting review of the possible futures of superintelligent AI. The book provides an easy to approach summary of threats and potential solutions. Still, the book left me with more of an introduction to vocabulary than a practical approach on what to do about it.
Ultralearning by Scott Young is a practical, well-written guide to learning things at speed. It should appeal to anyone who loves productivity hacks, deep work or general self-improvement. The book combines tactics with well-researched examples. This combination provides a clear introduction to some interesting learning techniques without feeling like a
More of my time has been lost due to fear than poor productivity. I am a sucker for productivity hacks. If there is a tool or system that can squeeze a little more out of my day, I’m willing to try it. For a long time, this leads to