Sometimes Measurement Doesn't Mean Anything

I've never been a big fan of detailed measurement and data tracking. Not because I don't think it's useful. It can be incredibly useful. But it is by far the easiest way to be deceived. Bringing about a desired end in a complex world of autonomous individuals requires the ability to recognize…


You Haiku

Doing things you want Not what you're told people need Is best for the world


It's Most Important When no One Cares

The least popular freedoms are the most important. When liberty is the most feared it is the most needed. The time to fight slavery is when slavery is most appealing.


Check it Out

When we first went live with Crash, we did a Product Hunt launch. It was awesome! Many of you lovely readers helped make it a big success. Well we've changed Crash so much it's almost an entirely different set of job hunt tools, so we decided to do a Crash 2.0 launch on Product Hunt today. I would…


What if You Removed the Altar Call?

There's a lot of great content out there on every topic. One thing that prevents a lot of it from spreading or causes it to get hijacked by weirdos is that it often ends with an altar call. If you grew up around evangelical churches, you know what that is. It's the part after the message when…


A Taste of Curiosity

I've been playing with a draft of a longer post for several months now. The post is about curiosity as the master impulse behind all human progress and good things. It's also about how every dominant belief and political structure are optimized as the antithesis of curiosity. Curiosity is the…


Optionality and Simplicity

I am a very minimalistic guy. I like simplicity. I don't want multiple of anything I can get away with one of. I don't want anything I can get away without. I am constantly purging, consolidating, deleting, and reducing. I also like optionality. The ability to be flexible, have several courses of…


Lowkey Haiku

In my neighborhood Smiling and camaraderie Don't tell anyone


Celebrate When Good People Move On

One of my favorite things is rallying and recruiting great people around a vision. The thing about great people is that they have great trajectories. That means I can't expect most to intersect the things I'm working on forever. They have other places to go next. (This is especially true of…