How to Find Good Ideas
"...you go to Paul and come back with ten ideas that I had not thought. Some of them are really outlandish and terrible ideas and some of them are really good.”
Don't Fail Because You Moved Too Slowly
"Your OS will be obsolete before it’s finished. The Macintosh is the future of Apple, and you’re going to start on it now!”
On Making Better Career Decisions
The goal is not to look smart the whole way. Better to look dumb for a bit, but genius at some point, than look merely decent the whole way by taking the safe path.
Optimise for Novelty and Interestingness Instead of Objectives and Outcomes
Sometimes the best way to achieve something great is to stop trying to achieve a particular great thing.
Building the High-Agency Habit
How to develop the skill of coming up with ambitious goals and achieving them, whatever they are.
Agency in Action
"A key quality of exceptional entrepreneurs - like those you seek tirelessly - is to not take no for an answer."
You Probably Need to Show More Agency
"Arguably the most important personality trait you can foster"
On The Mundanity of Excellence
Why excellence is actually pretty boring.
Learning From Great Leaders Around You
A simple way to accelerate learning.
It's Really Easy to Miss Opportunities
I started a new job recently. It's the biggest opportunity I've ever had, yet I was close to not taking it. This is how I've started thinking about opportunity so that it doesn't happen again.