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Lessons growing on Twitter with a dormant account.

Despite having a dormant account for a decade, I got my first thousand followers on Twitter last month. In the eyes of the Twitter algorithm, a dormant account is WORSE than a brand new account. But, I turned it around; and I wanted to capture that while it's still fresh.

Lessons growing on Twitter with a dormant account.
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How to go from Zero to One making things on the Internet.

A lot of the advice out there on going from 1 to 100. Friends, Strangers, VCs, everyone wants to help when it's working. But how do you get something to work? How do you get to 1? An underrated thing about 2021 is that we can learn how to do

How to go from Zero to One making things on the Internet.
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An Announcement: From UpHome to Nines

I am excited to announce that we have recently merged UpHome, a property management platform for single-family homes that my brother and I were working on, with Nines. Our vision for UpHome was to create a better living experience for home renters; Nines has a similar vision of helping people

An Announcement: From UpHome to Nines
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Don't Part-Time Your Dreams

It's too hard to work at a big company and build a startup on nights and weekends. I built a lot of projects part-time. My brother would help me. After our day jobs ended, we worked on the things that mattered most to us—trying desperately to get traction with

Don't Part-Time Your Dreams
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Put the world in zugzwang

In 2008 I worked in a restaurant as a waiter. I had been in the restaurant business since at least 14 years old. By the age of 23, in 2008,  I worked at Enzos Restaurant, one of the best authentic Italian restaurants in The Bronx at the time. I was

Put the world in zugzwang
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The meaning of your life?

I wasn't paying much attention to the existential question, chances are, neither are you. But half a year of creating forced me to stop wasting my attention and instead focus it on what's truly important to me. It turns out watching lots of Netflix, playing video games, scrolling away meaninglessly

The meaning of your life?
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How to get the Results

If I could tell you one thing that I learned this year, it would be to start. But that wouldn't be enough because I'd also need to tell you to keep going after you start. But you can't worry about that second part if you haven't even started yet, so

How to get the Results
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How to Stop Pretending

I am not a very good public speaker, but I get better each time I am forced to do it. "Man, Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself." -Miles DavisThe stuttering, shaky voice, the constant "um's," that's not me. If you and

How to Stop Pretending
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Chess and Stress

Something funny seems to happen to me when I'm stressed; I suck at Chess. My Chess rating for Blitz games drops when I am stressed. Blitz games are Chess games with fast time control. I usually hover between a 1500 to 1600 rating when I am on fire and confident

Chess and Stress
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I took a tumble today.

I took a tumble racing on the beach and I learned something valuable about myself. I'm on vacation, and my younger brother and cousins decided to set up a challenge to see who can run 100 meters fastest. I can't back down from a challenge, even if the challengers are

I took a tumble today.