These Are Not the Droids You Are Looking For

If you don't understand the product, it's not for you. If you're offended by it, it's not for you. If you're searching for objections, it's not for you. If you're eagerly anticipating a "gotcha", it's not for you. If it's not for you, it doesn't need to change to become for you. Because it'd…


The Tempo of Conversation

We pound the importance of lightning quick email and professional communication at Praxis. It's not just about speed, it's also about tempo. Early in your career, when you need others more than they need you, it's especially important to not break the tempo set by your interlocutor.  This applies…


What You Haiku When No One's Looking...

I have a migraine No reason to write a post Which is why I am


Collectivism is a Mind Killer

When people appeal to group identity, the problem is not that they're trying to frame their group as too different and unique from all the rest.  The problem is that they're not going far enough in that direction. Your struggle and triumph do not just belong to abstract categories you're defined…


The Most Pervasive form of Censorship in the U.S.

Imagine if you were prevented by force of law from emailing certain people, adding certain friends on Facebook, or texting people. Imagine a government body that excluded vast swaths of the population from the list of those you are allowed to communicate with.  Imagine if every Facebook friend…


The Market Process is Efficient, the Market is Not

It's pretty hilarious to me how many people have a latent tendency towards efficient market hypothesis. Suggest an improvement or question the status quo in their favorite industry, and they'll insist it is the way it is because it's exactly what consumers want and the market demands. Bullshit. It…


Success Comes When You Do Statistically Risky Things

Success in life comes from defying statistical predictions. Someone shared a video with me recently called, "You're not special enough to NOT go to college."  It was about some statistics of average employment rate among those with degrees vs. those without.  The message was,  "Don't be an arrogant…


How to Be Deep and Wide

I realized today that my old content consumption pattern has been abandoned for the past several years.  Time to return to it. When I first awoke to the world of ideas I was about 16.  I read The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis and it flipped a switch.  I bought and read every single book by Lewis I…