Everybody thinks hard work is hard. But hard work isn't hard if you are passionate about it and inspired to do it. On the flip side of that, even easy work is hard when you hate what you are doing. How do I know? Just a few months ago, I
Feedback is a big reason I did well in my career. These days, I love hearing how I am doing, even when it's bad news. I seek it out. And I am open to completely changing my mind, especially, if those I trust say something contrary to what I am
In a heated debate inside the Small Bets community, I recently realized that working at a big company has turned me into a task monkey. And that has dulled many of my instincts. Big Company world disproportionately rewards people that get shit done. You might be asking what's wrong with
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
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
There are a lot of ways to grow. This is true of people, trees, animals, and everything else that’s alive and growing. These days anything can grow out of control with genetic modifications, steroids, or other supplements. But intuitively, we know none of that stuff is good. There is
The internet has blessed us with more advice than we've ever had to improve on anything we want to improve on. Yet the majority of it is garbage. There are millions of articles, thousands of books and courses on how to write well online yet most of it is useless.
I have recently decided to reboot the blog. I am sure a lot of us working from home right now are thinking about using those two extra hours of commute time to do something productive. Get that blog setup, start writing, learn something and maybe, just maybe, make a few