Tight feedback loops are seductive because they give us the feeling of rapid improvement. And it’s true that in the early stages of learning a craft, tight feedback loops do help us improve quickly.
Building good communities is hard. It’s easy to underestimate the benefits of a hostile environment.
Creating value can harm you.
I recently visited San Francisco and met many people from a variety of tech and tech-adjacent areas. I also walked around the city and travelled to nearby Bay Area locations. I came away with several findings.
Preference changing takes the skill of habit formation to the next level.
Housing supply is a problem in cities all over the world. What are good frameworks for understanding and solving it?
Few of us bear past burdens as heavy as Fukuyama’s, but none of us can escape the ordeal.