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7min.
stories & adventures.

How I invest 40% of my salary. What, when and where I buy.

A getting started guide of how to start investing in index funds, stocks and cryptocurrencies. Which platforms to signup for and recommendations for what products to buy and a portfolio allocation strategy.

10min.
life. generalist. eudaimonia.

In defense of the generalist life

The path to greatnessIf you really want to be great at something. you have to truly care about it. If you want to be great in a particular, area, you have to obsess over it. A lot of people say they want to be great, but they are not willing

4min.

The 7 antidotes to jealousy

Jealousy and feelings of inferiority are born when one has something somebody else desires. A nice body, a nice camera, a nice job position etc. 5 years back, I used to get jealous often. 'That girl has a six-pack, I don't.' 'That dude has such a dope desktop setup

6min.
stories & adventures.

Dubai | Gluten Free Food Guide

Our favorite gluten-free friendly restaurants, cafes and bakeries we have discovered in Dubai.

6min.

What makes somebody 'interesting'?

What makes a person interesting? I asked my circle: To have interesting stories to tell.To know interesting facts and be able to hold a conversation that naturally flows.To have hobbies and interests that depart the 'normal'To have different perspectives than my ownTo have an element of mysteryTo be

3min.
stories & adventures.

Bouldering | Planners and doers

The other day I went for my usual weekly bouldering session. Geared up, stretched and stepped on the mat. Music on, world off. Before I start on every root, I take a step back to study the route. But then you have these guys that glance at the route and

12min.
product. life.

11 Frameworks for Career Development

The T-Shaped Strategyby Tim Brown "One thing I’ve noticed is that people can be held back by a lack of skills outside of their area of expertise. Careers aren’t just about rocketing upwards. Expanding horizontally gives you a stronger foundation to pursue vertical growth. I would argue that

12min.
philosophy. eudaimonia. success.

Success is a mode of operation

Our society promotes a broken idea of success. Social media, magazines, Twitter, movies, the music industry, Hollywood all make us feel as if success is this sort of uphill pursuit of a happy ending (read: the American dream). Success is a point in time where we 'made it'. We are

8min.
phychology. creativity. life.

The secret to getting shit done is getting shit started.

-Mostly- unconventional hacks from years of extremely successful procrastination.

2min.
stories & adventures.

What nature taught us this summer

Theres beauty in imperfection. Wabi-sabi.The most beautiful things are all simple.Technology exists to enable us to coexist with nature; not fight it.Humans are obsessed with accumulating shit. No other species has that hording mentality.Nature is infinetely more powerful than we are. If it wants ot fuck

5min.
phychology. life.

How to be assertive

Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. The way I best understand it is: the art to be one’s true self without crossing any boundaries into other people’s freedoms. It is not a trait that we are born with but instead something we

22min.
stories & adventures.

Mini-retirements Experiment | 4 months unemployed

My last day in the Nexmo office. Laptop handed in; check. Badge; check. Locker cleared; check. Exit velocity has been reached. A few slices of pizza later I landed home. It was day 1 of an experiment I called: productive unemployment. The planInstead of jumping onto the next gig right