Dear Friends, I’ve served aboard a nuclear submarine, worked at a multi-billion-dollar private tech company, and helped people lead the world’s largest organizations. Here are 20 of the most powerful, non-obvious ideas in professional life: Over-Engineer Watches, Not Strategies.
1
Dear Friends, A mentor once said, “A word of advice, don't give it.” He meant there's no such thing as advice: it's only possible to share what you've…
Dear Friends, Yesterday my son made a lion out of LEGOs. He loves building things, and because of that, I love watching him build things. LEGOs are the…
1
Dear Friends, The internet’s best lecture about writing is “The Craft of Writing Effectively,” a talk delivered by Larry McEnerney, former Director of…
2
Dear Friends, Ten years ago this week, Bret Victor spoke at a software engineering conference in Canada. Bret’s a technologist — and his talk of one of…
Dear Friends, Undeniably, today’s web platforms impoverish the way we “experience” life. They render people catatonic and passive. They make readers…
Dear Friends, In 2001, the American author and screenwriter, Ray Bradbury, delivered the keynote address at the Sixth Annual Writer's Symposium by the…
1
Dear Friends, The ultimate career hack is writing well without getting stuck. Here's a theory of creativity that will make you a better writer. When…
1
See all

The Mikolay Letter