Essays on all things fluffy; philosophy, behavioral science & psychology.
4 months ago was 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. Today marks my 4th month
I get a lot of funny looks from people when I talk about how I organize my life. During any given week, outside work, I might be wakeboarding, baking brownies, taking coding courses, working on blogs, trying out muay thai, working on software project ideas, taking online philosophy classes, bouldering
We can throw as much tech as we want to our problems but the truth of the matter is that we are social animals that need physical human interaction. Tech, screens, the internet will never be the full answer to our deepest needs nor the complete solution to our problems.
We are all looking for our passion but most of us got the concept all wrong.You are NOT born with passionsWe are NOT born with passions. We are born with talents. We do NOT find our passions. We find our talents which can give us a hint as to
The personal growth machine and how you can supercharge it using the 3 growth levers.
Growth, creativity, autheniticity, ambition, curiosity, morality. Theres always a price to pay. The question is: do you think it is worth it?Jenny YuThe price of ever-ending personal growth.You keep reinventing yourself. After a point you end up being a Ferrari in a highway of Toyotas. You have no
Balancing consumption & creation is probably one of the biggest struggles for the creative curious individual. Curiosity drives us to read, learn and explore non-stop. Creativity pushes us to want to externalize all the thoughts, ideas, insights that result from those. They are both necessary parts of the same creative
How I discovered that what we truly seek is not a life of comfort but in fact quite the opposite: a life of meaningful discomfort.Supplementary ListeningOne of life’s biggest traps is the fact that the best rewards come as second order effects of what is perceived as a
How the journey of mastering one’s craft is the path that leads to some of life’s biggest pleasures: flow & creative output.
I have been chasing shortcuts, hacks & secrets when I realised that most of the wisdom needed to live a good life has been there for centuries and can be distilled in 3500 words.