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Do you know your sweet spot?

Friday, November 5th, 2021

I’ve been asking a ton of interviewees this recently. I think it’s very important. You only learn your sweet spot by finding it and being in it – or, if you’re close, by listening to your feelings. They might be big or small so you might have to get very quiet. At Breather I ran […]

To those of you that don't eat marshmallows

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

You know who you are. If you think back, you have always been avoiding the marshmallow. You eat it occasionally – but rarely. You likely live like a monk or abbess. You have some serious austerity to your life. You are pursuing some greater thing – you always have been. You don’t always know what […]

What happened after the credits?

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Some things will change here shortly. No expectations as to what. Comments will likely go off. The internet has changed and there are too many places for comments – too few for just pure writing. There are too many places owned by others – so it’s important to own something yourself. Less links, and less […]

The Myth / The Reality

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

It’s very easy to become obsessed with the supposed glamour of running a company instead of actually doing the work – the unglamorous, tedious, hair-pulling fucking work. Over the past few days, all over my Facebook stream, I can see pictures of entrepreneurs looking successful, when I know for a fact that they are not […]

Peak Advertising - When Ads (and Content) Become More and More Useless

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

I came across this paper the other week via Chris Dixon’s Twitter account describing a possible phenomenon: Peak Advertising. Who knows if it’ll end up being true or not. But it makes some sense and it’s worth discussing. If you’re familiar with Peak Oil, you’ll inherently understand this too. Here’s the theory. Key indicators for online […]

How to Deal With Arrogant People

Monday, October 21st, 2013

I was mid-way through writing a post about this when I realized I had already written one in 2010. Regardless, here is my take on the issue from 2013, since I wrote it already. 🙂 It will always happen that you meet nay-sayers, disbelievers, or just straight up rotten, arrogant people. No matter how far […]

On James Altucher

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The first time I received an email from James, it was in 2010 after I published this post— definitely the most radical thing I had written at the time, I think. He wrote me an email that said: “I think you’re right. I care too much.” The rest is pretty much history. Three and a […]


Saturday, August 24th, 2013

You might notice that the title of these blog posts are pretty much random words. You’ll also notice that I rarely do headline grabbing. When I do, I go all the way, and the posts tend to go viral. But most of the time I don’t. I’ll tell you why. You can do this waterfall […]


Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Your opinion is totally irrelevant to reality. Reality isn’t aware of the fact that you don’t like Twitter. Reality does not care whether you understand the new technology that’s coming out. Technology– and life, for that matter– has a trajectory. Things are happening whether you like them or not. That’s why it’s best for you to […]


Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Problems, when far away, look terrifying. They look like they are going to destroy you, your business, your relationships, and everything else. No matter how often you encounter them, they will always provoke the same reaction. The same pattern you lived over the years before, that is the pattern you will live now. It’s human […]