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Death Grips Leadership

On social media you’re called a leader if you have 100k followers retweeting your advice on getting more followers and 6 e-books on how to get more followers who retweet your advice on getting more followers to follow you forever. People who have large accounts on social media — that’s who we call leaders these […]

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If you can’t disagree with your friends, can you really call them your friends?

Trying to force somebody to see things the way you do. That’s not the same as disagreeing with them. No, there’s a word for that: it’s called being a jackass. Earlier I defended individualism. A friend disagreed. And I can still call him a friend because our disagreement didn’t end up in total destruction. Did […]

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Reciprocity of Mind

One of the most transformative realizations I’ve had is that my mind is a thing I own. And like all things I own, the quality of goods it produces will shape my relationship with it. And since I’m talking about my mind and the thoughts it produces, the boundaries of the relationship expand to the […]

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Passion is underrated.

Passion is underrated. In the world of creative work, passion is a premium. Charge accordingly. What do I mean by passion? It’s not something romantic, or something like hustle porn. When I say passion, I mean the degree of care you bring to every project you touch. Passion is not some magical potion that’ll get […]

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The Skeptic Tank

I admire the skeptic. I admire skeptics so much that I’m thinking of starting a project with a terrible name. I’m calling it “The Skeptic Tank.” Wait, I can’t. Name’s already taken. Never mind. The skeptic’s walls are fortified, but not so fortified that it’s impossible to change their mind. The skeptic wants more evidence, […]

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