At times its easy to think: “How is what I am doing right now going to be helpful for me at all, in 1 day, 1 week, or 1 year from now?” This thought could come up during a class in college, or at work during a project that you just really aren’t that interested … Continue reading What’s the point?
Resisting the temptation of “in this one extenuating circumstance, just this once, it’s okay” has proved to be one of the most important decisions of my life. 100% of the time is easier than 98% of the time This marginal-cost argument applies the same way in choosing right and wrong. Many of us have convinced … Continue reading “Decide what you stand for. And then stand for it all the time”
When working on a startup it always feels like there is so much to do and yet so little time to do it. How is one supposed to decide what to do and determine if they should even be doing that thing in the first place? I think there is an answer. There are three … Continue reading How to Spend Your Time When Working on a Startup
Why do we gossip? Because it’s easy and fun. We gossip because it’s easier and more fun to recognize and label the mistakes of others rather than recognize our own mistakes. But what exactly is gossip? One definition is: “something said about another person with negative intent.” Ask yourself: when’s the last time you said … Continue reading Gossip
“You are not you when you are hungry” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbpFpjLVabA But what is actually “hanger?” How does it work? Is it real? And if one is hangry should they grab a Snickers? Turns out the hanger is real. Here is the science behind why we get hangry: "When we do not eat, blood sugar goes low," … Continue reading Hanger
What happens when you review the product adoption curve and also recently learned about stonks? The Stonk Adoption Curve is born. You probably have no clue what this is so let's break it down. What is the product adoption curve? The product adoption curve is a standard model that reflects who buys your products and when. Think of it … Continue reading The Stonk Adoption Curve
I was doing some research in to what Standups for agile teams are and created a summary + basic explanation of what Standups are in question and answer format below. Notes are from this article. Summary A standup is a 15 min max meeting to quickly plan for the next 24 hoursThe standard structure for … Continue reading What are Standups?
Realized I didn’t fully understand the debate around net neutrality so did some research on the arguments for and against it which I’ve outlined below. Pros One of the most important principles of the internet is neutrality. The internet does not distinguish between a large organization and a small organization. It does not know the … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality
How should one exercise to improve longevity? To properly answer this it’s helpful to step back and think about this through the lens of a framework. Here is an exercise framework from Peter Attia that explains the four different pillars of exercise that often overlap but create somewhat discrete buckets around how Peter thinks about … Continue reading Framework for Exercise for Longevity
Miller's Law: the number of perceptual ‘chunks’ an average human can hold in working memory (a component of short-term memory) is 7 ± 2. A Wikipedia summary of the full paper is below: In his article, Miller discussed a coincidence between the limits of one-dimensional absolute judgment and the limits of short-term memory. In a … Continue reading Miller's Law