An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down. At times, entrepreneurship feels like pure chaos. So much to do. So little time. What to do? What to focus on? In times like this, I think there really is only one thing you can do: Let chaos … Continue reading What is an Entrepreneur?
I’ve found that the best sign I’ve actually learnt something is when I am able to teach it. However teach doesn’t mean you have to drop what you’re doing, become a teacher at a school, and teach what you have learnt in order to learn. Teaching comes in many shapes and forms: Writing an ELI5 … Continue reading To Learn, Teach
It’s easy to open up your favorite social media app and 15 minutes later realize, “wait, why did I open this app in the first place? I was looking for something right?” The same thing can happen during onboarding for users when they are joining your product if they have to verify their email. This … Continue reading Sniper Links
"A story is more powerful than a statistic." I heard this quote from someone and it has always resonated with me. There's something about a good story with a powerful point that has the ability to stick with someone for a while. And the truth is, we are hard-wired for stories: Complex language is one … Continue reading Stories = Retention
Humans are still evolving. It’s just easy to lose sight of that given the incredibly long span of time it takes over many generations for the changes to become apparent. Given this its fun to think about: What will humans look like in 10,000 years? How will our bodies develop? How will our brains develop? … Continue reading Evolution
One of the best pieces of writing advice I saw somewhere was: Don’t know what to write about? Write the blog post, or article, or essay, or book that you wish existed This could be curating a list of articles or ideas or connecting ideas in a way that have never been connected before. Or … Continue reading What to Write?
We all want and like to get credit because it is recognition of our contribution. It makes us feel good to not only internally know what we did, but to receive that praise from others. But great things happen when team members or employees don’t care about who gets the credit. Great things happen when … Continue reading Credit
How much of what we do is due to the environment we are in? Environmental design is huge when it comes to creating and enforcing good habits and breaking and avoiding bad habits. But can anyone be put in to the optimal environment and see results? At what point does pure intrinsic motivation become the … Continue reading Open questions on environments
I’ve heard a couple descriptions of what it's like to build a startup and wanted to share them below. I’ll keep this as a running list. I think that as humans we are hard-wired for stories / metaphors / analogies so these mediums often do a better job of encapsulating what the X thing is … Continue reading What is building a startup like?
There are many ways to the same destination. But the most important thing on any path is adherence. If you stick to the process, and trust the process, you will see results. And if you’re not seeing results, ask yourself if you’ve stuck with the process for a long enough time and have truly committed … Continue reading Slow is smooth, smooth is fast