Less Before More

You must Delete, shred, destroy Before you can Create, build, deploy


How to Offer to Help Someone

If you've ever been moved to help someone, whether by sympathy for their hardship or excitement for their success, you probably did what most of us do.  Made a well-meaning general offer. "Hey, I'm so sorry for what you're going through.  Let me know what I can do to help." Or, "I love what you're…


Episode 32: Isaac on the Tom Woods Show, Discussing Praxis and Creating Alternative Experiences

Tom Woods brings me on his show to talk about Praxis and the road from theory to practice through creating alternative experiences for people here and now. We talk about what makes a successful Praxis applicant and how to figure out which path is right for you. Tom is a historian, author, Senior…


Webspace and Meatspace

Article I saw A rare Medium well done Or was that my steak?


You Don't Have to Respond to Every Idea

I was thinking of writing a post today called "bad arguments of the week" as a kind of catharsis.  I came across an unusually high number of terrible arguments this week in my regular perusing of social media.  Instead I'll make a broader observation in hopes of offering freedom, rather than simply…


Income Is Not Automatic

Ernst & Young no longer requires degrees for entry level jobs.  A lot of people shared articles about the change on Facebook.  On one thread I noticed the following comment: "[T]his is great but it could also be an excuse to pay people less." The word "excuse" stuck out to me.  Why would EY…


Guest Post: Here's How I Work, Levi Morehouse Edition

So my brother Levi was asked to do this and he emailed me saying, "I'd like to, but how would I even share it?  I'm like a grandpa when it comes to online platforms."  I told him I'd share it on my blog because it's interesting and entertaining to me and, I suspect, my readers, half of which are…


Here's How I Work

My colleagues at Praxis and I found this exercise to be fun and useful, so now it's my turn to answer. ------------------------------------------------------- Location: Mount Pleasant, SC Current gig: CEO of Praxis Current mobile device: iPhone 6 Current computer: ASUS Zenbook. It's gorgeous and…


Profit is a Better Goal Than 'Social Good'

Yesterday I got an email from Kickstarter that at first I laughed off as silly PR and signalling.  Then it made me sad.  Then it made me upset. I like Kickstarter.  I use it.  It's a supercool platform and has opened up a whole new world of crowdfunding, the effects and…


Episode 31: Is It OK to Sell Your Kidney? Your Child? Your Vote? James Stacey Taylor Says Yes

Are there things that shouldn’t be paired with money? James Stacey Taylor and I discuss controversial philosophical questions concerning adoption, organs, votes and even personal identity. We look at best and worst case scenarios and how allowing markets would compare to the world we have today.…