A Trick to Get into "Flow"

Unconscious.  Self two.  The zone.  Flow state. There are a lot of great names for when you're performing or creating and your rational, conscious, deliberate mind gets out of the way while you enter an unthinking trance-like form of in-the-moment action.  It's one of the best feelings in the…


What Happens When You Hold on to What You Gave Up

TANSTAAFL. Every decision, action, and opportunity has a cost.  To do one thing means you can't do another. Weighing costs and benefits when making a decision is useful (though also limiting).  But once an action has been taken, it's best to forget what you gave up.  Holding on to the memory of…


Universal Basic Indignity

There are several practical and philosophical reasons a redistribution scheme like Basic Income Guarantee, or Universal Basic Income (UBI) are inconsistent with true liberalism and general human flourishing.  Even if none of those arguments mattered, an almost entirely neglected aspect of such a…


Being an Intellectual Outside Academia Has Never Been Easier

A lot of people tell me they are interested in teaching, researching, writing, and exploring ideas for a living but they see the backwards, warped incentives baked into academia and want no part of it.  They feel stuck. "But I can't teach without certification", or, "But I don't know how to do what…


College is Dead

College is dead. I'm not talking about the future, I'm talking about the present.  Most people just don't know it's dead. It's not online courses and video lectures that killed it.  Access to information is not a problem in the developed world, and not what college students are buying.  MOOCs…


Do You Have 'Forward Tilt'?

So eager you physically lean over the desk during an interview. That's forward tilt. I once heard a seasoned CEO describe the phrase and how integral it was to hiring at his company.  This concept has been really helpful for me, and I'm excited to help you unearth that same mentality and energy and…


Talking Praxis on Fox News with Tucker Carlson

Had a great time on this segment discussing the opportunities available today to young people to build a career without debt and years of classrooms. https://youtu.be/B03CW6DV03w