Technology makes a lot possible, but at what cost? At the cost of introducing abstraction, which in turn impacts on serendipity and accessibility.
One of the biggest compliments anyone has ever paid me was to say my writing reminded them of CS Lewis. I've written before about he's influenced me more than any other single writer, and I'd like to explore why through one of his most insightful essays: The Inner Ring
I speak 3 different kinds of English. That’s in addition to Yoruba, which is the language of my ancestors. Let’s talk about it.
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.