Using Language To Identify Expertise

The words, phrases and metaphors you use are like LEGO bricks. While one brick might look similar to another, they're not the same. It's possible to force the incorrect brick into place, but it only weakens your model, which will eventually collapse.…

Do I Need University?

You can’t find a risk-free way to accomplish much of anything. The issue is that without taking risk, you can't exploit any opportunities. You can live a quiet and comfortable life, but you are unlikely to create something new, and you are unlikely to make your mark on the world.…

How to Fail

Too often, the message being sent is "If I fail enough, I'll eventually succeed." Well, no, that's not how failure works. Failing on repeat doesn't achieve anything. There's nuance to failing.…

Speed Matters

Speed is like a magnet. It acts as a signal of underlying team health. A healthy team is an alive team, and people like life. Moving quickly makes people want to help you and talent want to join you. The faster you move the better you get, and the better you get the faster you can move.…

How I Read

There are over 130 million books in the world. You'll read a very small percentage of them. Choose wisely and they'll change your life.…