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, I’ve served aboard a nuclear submarine, worked at a multi-billion-dollar private tech company, and helped people lead the world’s largest…
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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…
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Dear Friends, The internet’s best lecture about writing is “The Craft of Writing Effectively,” a talk delivered by Larry McEnerney, former Director of…
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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…
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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…
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Dear Friends, I read and synthesized 4 of the most influential books of the past decade: The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch The Origins of…
Dear Everybody, Channel the philosophy of a thoughtful person. My take on the distilled philosophy of Jack Butcher (2 min. read time): Memes exert force…
Dear Friends, People crushing it in business, writing, and creative work fill themselves with ideas. But 98 percent of people aren’t doing it…
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Dear Friends, In an age of leverage, B gets paid 10,000x more than A The classic formulation: Being at the extreme in your art is very important in the…
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