• Atoms and Bits

    The prevailing industry of the last century was the industry of atoms—physical infrastructure, extraction of natural resources, and moving things around faster.

  • Capitalism Is Dead (Literature Notes)

    The essay Capitalism is dead: long live Technofeudalism by Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Minister of Finance, describes how advancements in technology killed what we used to call capitalism and replaced it, unwittingly, with a form of feudalism.

  • Org-Roam Mobile

    My hunt for a mobile setup for org-roam continues. LogSeq doesn’t handle org IDs.

  • Product Market Fit

    What is product/market fit? Pull not push A common definition of product/market fit is that the business feels “pull” from customers as demand increases, sales are quicker, and adoption is faster.

  • Zeigarnik Effect

    Open tasks occupy short-term memory until they are done. It’s distracting to have so many open tasks because it’s natural to keep thinking about them.

  • Queuing Cost

    Anytime you put a task in a queue (a todo list, a backlog, a ticket, etc.

  • Capture and Refile

    The two most important parts of a personal productivity system that I’ve learned are capturing and refiling.

  • In Venture, You Can Only Lose 1x Your Money

    Venture capitalist Bill Gurley, when talking about losses reminds people that a fund can lose it’s money 1x on a failed investment in a business that goes under but can miss out 10,000x if they fail to invest in a big winner.

  • Don't Normalize Mediocrity

    When coming up with goals for your business, it’s a disservice to adjust it down to make everyone—employees, investors, yourself—feel better.

  • Ack and Come Back

    If you don’t answer a message in a timely manner, the other person has to assume either you haven’t received it or you chose not to respond.

  • Door in the Face Negotiation

    The door-in-the-face technique is a negotiating tactic is when you ask for something rediculous so that your next ask is more likely to be agreed to.