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Archive for the 'systems' Category


Thursday, January 17th, 2013

I woke up at 5:30 this morning after a weird dream about Professor X and Wolverine. It was one of those mind reading things. Wolverine was trying to save the day from something (whatever it was), but Professor X knew about it and wanted to stop him. Wolverine was trying to sneak out. I think […]

Choosing your Bible

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

“You have your Bibles, don’t you?” She was right– I do. Bibles is exactly what they are. They help me live my life well, help me make decisions, and make sure I am heading in the right direction. It’s exactly like a religious book– except I wrote it. If you don’t have a Bible, your […]

How to Debug Your Thought Code

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Human beings are strong pattern machines. Like any machine, we sometimes need updating and fixing. I picked up the phrase thought code from a reddit post I read last week. It’s a perfect analogy for how we work. Our brains find patterns. We develop habits easily and break them with only a great deal of effort. […]

Build your own classroom with these 23 books

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

This post endeavours to help you learn more quickly– about any subject. If you just want to see the list, see below, but before we start, try this thought experiment. Let’s assume that you would be automatically successful at any project you took part in. You could make a startup into a billion-dollar company, become […]

Future Kings and Paupers: Why Making $1,000,000 is Only the Beginning

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

This post will probably be ignored. It isn’t about Twitter and it doesn’t include an infographic. It’s complex, not easy, which is why it’s kind of a mess. Skip it if you think you can’t handle it, no problem. But first, a question. Do you think you’re a good judge of character? Most people do. […]

We Are Seekers

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Somewhere out there, there is a perfect system. It can turn a hobo into a millionaire, if he wants it. It can turn a leper into a movie star, or a sinner into a saint. These things exist; they are out there, and if we will listen to them, sometimes, they will help us become […]

Take It All In

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

There is no piece of knowledge, anywhere, that is useless. Everytime you read a book, a blog post, or have an insightful conversation, you learn more than. Each piece of knowledge is applicable in certain circumstances, but also leads towards a broader understanding of the world, showing patterns in human behaviour, systems or more if […]

Expand, Contract, Experiment, Iterate

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Xeni Jardin put up a great slide in a presentation I saw at MIMA, seen at right. Those four words represent a lot about life, growth, business and strength. Put those four words together and you have a continuous, cyclical process for how to try new things and what to do once you have. Chris […]

There Are Two Stages

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Early on, all your failures will be forgotten. Your wins will not. In the beginning, small errors will always trump no errors. Since mistakes vanish quickly from everyone’s mind, but breakout successes stay, it seems sound that experiments should always be tried out. When we fail, no biggie, but when we win, it’s remembered. Easy […]

The Myth of Behind

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

There is no such thing as past failure. There is only now. As I write this I am on vacation in Paris, eating like crap, writing no blog posts, not working out– generally doing nothing productive at all. Sometimes, it feels awesome to be this way. Other times, it sucks. As you read this you […]