We spend most of our lives wandering a house of distorted mirrors. The people we meet, and their interactions with us, project reflection of ourselves. Distorted in many different ways. Our focus shifts from them to us. We compare what we are seeing in that reflection to what we know
Innovation Doesn't Work That Way
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
Can we tokenize trust?
> What happens when the crowd decides critical matters as easily as following fake news and anonymously criticising people on social media? I assume #web3 [https://twitter.com/hashtag/web3?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] architects have thought about this? Any recommended reading? — Phil Morle 🖖🏻 (@philmorle) October 3, 2021 [https:
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"
Book Review: Effortless by Greg McKewon
> Do only as much today as you can recover from before tomorrow That 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.
Book Review: Superintelligence by Nick Bostrom
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.
Book Review: Ultralearning by Scott Young
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
I was listening to an interview between Seth Godin and Tim Ferris. In the interview Seth classified the difference between freelancing and entrepreneurship. In a rough rewording, it came down to leverage. Freelancing is all about swapping your time for money. Entrepreneurship is about finding a need and filling it
Being Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
I’ve come to realise that anything that’s worth doing is located at least one foot outside your comfort zone. The things that matter are there, like starting relationships or ending them, diving into your next startup, learning a new skill. All these things come to people who put