The more important the idea, the more we should prioritise power over precision: aim to be as minimally precise as necessary to convey your point, but as maximally powerful as possible. There are two reasons why.
I’m feel more like a productivity slacker than a ninja most of the time. Looking for how to be productive without killing yourself? I got you.
Information offers power, belonging and satisfaction. Conspiracy theories are information on steroids—and no less addictive. That allure is worth exploring.
Every now and then I run into one of those misguided people who think fiction is not serious reading. But even those of us who like fiction can take it for granted.
The people who have changed things in the past weren’t especially brave or rash: they just have a moment happens when something sparks them to take action. That’s all it takes: a spark.
When you get stuck, more knowledge isn’t helpful—it’s more frustrating, even. What you need is figuring how to come unstuck. Here’s how.
The short—and obvious—answer: write a ton. The long answer—how I wrote the ton—is this essay.
If you’re struggling to say no to something maybe you should try saying yes instead. Not to the same thing, of course! But instead of focusing on what you don’t want, why not focus on what you actually want? Because, let’s face it: every no in one direction is a yes in another direction. Put …
We're only as whole as our relationships—to be healthy, physically and mentally, is not something we find inside, but around us: in the richness of our connections to the people and things that surround us.
"I don't know if I can." I hear those words all the time, in my work and from friends. They often come as the person is feeling challenged to take a step in a new direction, to make a hard decision. And by "hard" I mean a decision that feels necessary to take and impossible …