Doing unimportant things makes you lucky
Why some people and some organizations never get lucky
Beware of tight feedback loops
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.
Community building in a forgotten game
Building good communities is hard. It’s easy to underestimate the benefits of a hostile environment.
Creating value can harm you.
Thoughts From The Bay
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?
Journey to the West
Few of us bear past burdens as heavy as Fukuyama’s, but none of us can escape the ordeal.
Inversion asks, “what if something was the opposite?” Dimensional decoupling asks, “what if something wasn’t an opposite?”