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lost en thought

Essays on all things fluffy; philosophy, behavioral science & psychology.

. adventure

5 months of unemployment. The most productive of my life.

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

. life

Getting in the Generalist Zone

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

. business

'Online' is not the future; and it will never be

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.

. life

You don’t find passion, you create it.

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

. life

If Work Feels Comfortable, You Are Doing It Wrong

The personal growth machine and how you can supercharge it using the 3 growth levers.

. life

The price to pay

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

. creativity

Consumption for the creator, is noble procrastination

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

. life

Comfort is overrated.

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

. creativity

Shuhari | The Gateway to flow & creativity

How the journey of mastering one’s craft is the path that leads to some of life’s biggest pleasures: flow & creative output.

. philosophy

My Manifesto | 2600 Years of Wisdom through 26 years of experience

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.

. creativity

Supercharge your creativity: remix

An exploration of innovation & creativity illustrated through food.