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The Best Way to Meet Interesting People in Your City

Four months ago I moved to Austin knowing no one in the city but my 9 coworkers and a couple of acquaintances. The problem I immediately needed to solve was: “How do I find new interesting people?” I tried Meetups, bars, events, all the typical places. But in almost every case, the return ...

How to be more productive by doing less (not more)

Productiva Negativa: 7 Tactics to Create More by Doing Less I’ve been doing this full-time writing thing for a couple months now, which has let me settle into a good rhythm. One of the most interesting results of that rhythm has been a complete redefinition of productivity as it applies to ...

How to Never Forget Books You Read

What do you do when you finish a nonfiction book? Do you: Put it back on the shelf so people can see how well read you are? (come on, don’t lie, I do too) Give it away to someone else / return it to the library? Remove it from your Kindle to reduce the ...

You Can Easily Read 100+ Books This Year

I read somewhere north of 100 books last year. I don’t have a perfect count since I keep finding ones that I forgot I read (only some are worth taking notes on, but I’ll save that for a different post). Intuitively, everyone realizes that they should read to some extent. I ...

The Best Performance Enhancing Drug You’re Not Using

Hey. Hey, you. Yeah, you. Come here, I want to sell you something. I’ve got something you’ll love. It’ll give you better focus than caffeine, and it’ll last all day. Ever heard of beta blockers? Those drugs performance artists take to not get stressed? It works better than that. Trouble sleeping? It’s better than Ambien, Zzzquil, you ...

Why I Don’t Drink Coffee

My Caffeine Overdose Adventure I stopped drinking coffee regularly ~15 months ago. I was primarily concerned that it was making me more anxious, making me sleep worse, and resulting in a bad trade-off between short-term bursts of intensity and long term sustained productivity. In short, I think the effect of coffee looks ...

Here’s What I Learned Eating No Gluten for One Month

I don’t understand people who smoke. And people who don’t exercise. Even people who sit more than 8 hours a day. It’s ridiculous that while faced with compelling evidence that we’re significantly shortening our lifespans we continue the same self destructive behavior. While eating gluten doesn’t have enough evidence to ...

What to Do With a New Startup Idea

Take the risk out of entrepreneurship I talked last time about what not to do when you have a startup idea. If you haven’t read that post, I recommend you start there because it’s necessary to understand all of those common traps before you can really get started. I have a great idea, what ...

Inbox Zero Is Easy, You’re Using Email Wrong

Seriously, why is there so much fuss about this?   In the last few years there’s been an incredible flurry of articles about “getting to inbox zero,” or “keeping your inbox under control.” There are entire blogs dedicated to it, apps developed focused on it (Mailbox was acquired for ~$100m… seriously?) and ...
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