Archive

I started this blog – albeit on a different domain – on August 27th 2015. I’ve published every day since then, and below there’s a link to every single post. That’s over one thousand posts, and counting.

The posts are sorted chronologically and new additions are added every week or so. Most recent at the top, oldest at the bottom. You’ll also see that some are bolded and some are not. These are what I consider to be the best and most popular from each month. You’re welcome to check them out, but I don’t claim to be able to predict what will and won’t resonate with you, so maybe spend some time clicking around, or hit the random button in the navigation above.

Finally, there’s some writing of mine that doesn’t appear here. You can find that on the Published Elsewhere page.


September 2018:

Energy sliders – 23/09/18
We are all windups – 19/09/18
The future of thought – 16/09/18
Going long: an announcement – 12/09/18
The power of sliders – 11/09/18
Original questions – 10/09/18
Inquiry and presentation – 09/09/18
Insight imitation – 08/09/18
Paid to work – 07/09/18
A guarantee of future pain – 06/09/18
Three-job hustle – 05/09/18
Accidental generalist – 04/09/18
Bands, bubbles, blogs – 03/09/18
The distortion of terms – 02/09/18
What we can’t think – 01/09/18

August 2018:

Mimetic aversion – 31/08/18
The deaths of Edek and Mala – 30/08/18
Culture first – 29/08/18
Exploratory conversation – 28/08/18
What words are – 27/08/18
Product, platform, process – 26/08/18
Changing the past and the future – 25/08/18
The most varied experience – 24/08/18
Heaps and bonfires – 23/08/18
To love a stranger – 22/08/18
The unwatered flower – 21/08/18
Constant insight – 20/08/18
Dealing with desire – 19/08/18
God is alive – 18/08/18
Ritual scaffolding – 17/08/18
Low resolution reading – 16/08/18
The tyranny of the perfect day – 15/08/18
Big talk – 14/08/18
The order of chaos – 13/08/18
Censoring – 12/08/18
Health and fitness – 11/08/18
The JIT Magician – 10/08/18
People find their level – 09/08/18
Defining a river – 08/08/18
Irrational faith – 07/08/2018
Internal revolution – 06/08/18
The half-life of truth – 05/08/18
Decision scheduling – 04/08/18
Things owning you – 03/08/18
Description – 02/08/18
Three themes – 01/08/18

July 2018:

A reading machine – 31/07/18
Highlanders and lowlanders – 30/07/18
The veil of perception – 29/07/18
The Grand Envelope – 28/07/18
Narrative armour – 27/07/18
What not to finish – 26/07/18
The Great Quickening – 25/07/18
Now-or-never consumption – 24/07/18
Total access – 23/07/18
Potato, tomato – 22/07/18
Mortality is progress – 21/07/18
It’s okay to kill yourself – 20/07/18
Cognitive reservoirs – 19/07/18
Narrative framing – 18/07/18
The illegible space – 17/07/18
Thinking well with others – 16/07/18
Blood-touch – 15/07/18
Free time and activity – 14/07/18
Like Bob Ross – 13/07/18
Sunk love – 12/07/18
Abstraction machines – 11/07/18
Sledgehammer – 10/07/18
All ideas – 09/07/18
Ask Lindy – 08/07/18
A new river – 07/07/18
Others in mind – 06/07/18
Shunning hands – 05/07/18
The true terror of automation – 04/07/18
Bundle, unbundle – 03/07/18
Knowing people – 02/07/18
Decoding intuition – 01/07/18

June 2018:

The other gap – 30/06/18
In thought, amorality – 29/06/18
The trident – 28/06/18
Thinking wrongly – 27/06/18
Task confinement – 26/06/18
The grand slap – 25/06/18
Narrative fragility – 24/06/18
Moats of sacredness – 23/06/18
The infinite structure – 22/06/18
The hunter in their midst – 21/06/18
Place and path – 20/06/18
Something unreal – 19/06/18
SINs – 18/06/18
A trail of carcasses – 17/06/18
The balance of time – 16/06/18
The hardest person to fool – 15/06/18
Quantity first – 14/06/18
Local, global, catastrophe – 13/06/18
Sequence – 12/06/18
Deed-dependent – 11/06/18
What am I paying for? – 10/06/18
Speech is easy, and ambiguous – 09/06/18
Emotion – 08/06/18
The grand function – 07/06/18
Restricting the flows of reality – 06/06/18
Coming together, breaking apart – 05/06/18
Past and present opacity – 04/06/18
The perpetual war of Society C – 03/06/18
The initiation of a fast – 02/06/18
Apprenticeships at scale – 01/06/18

May 2018:

The last human right – 31/05/18
Infovores – 30/05/18
Feynman writes a novel – 29/05/18
The deadzone – 28/05/18
Thinking in time and space – 27/05/18
The peril of worldbuilding – 26/05/18
Intense disgust – 25/05/18
Black and white, up and down – 24/05/18
So is heaven – 23/05/18
When experts write – 22/05/18
Laugh easy, think hard – 21/05/18
The grey bridge – 20/05/18
Character, revealed – 19/05/18
Lost in communication – 18/05/18
Temporal competence – 17/05/18
To say a little – 16/05/18
The child of a Holocaust survivor – 15/05/18
Thinking in words – 14/05/18
To play – 13/05/18
The river – 12/05/18
The essential core – 11/05/18
Knowing, now and in the future – 10/05/18
Graphing and mapping – 09/05/18
Tyranny’s sense of humour – 08/05/18
The metaphors we die by – 07/05/18
The crown of wisdom – 06/05/18
Journey to the centre – 05/05/18
From someplace we don’t expect – 04/05/18
Coming down from the tower – 03/05/18
Authority, message and narrative – 02/05/18
Humanity’s true war – 01/05/18

April 2018:

The weak and the strong – 30/04/18
The emptiness of videogames – 29/04/18
Widening the gap – 28/04/18
Cracks in the wall – 27/04/18
Only what is easy – 26/04/18
Hard or soft – 25/04/18
The utility of attention – 24/04/18
Polyglot – 23/04/18
The transit of the sun – 22/04/18
A glove of kindness – 21/04/18
Radical and permanent transformation – 20/04/18
Move to live well – 19/04/18
Manipulating my mind – 18/04/18
To unfollow – 17/04/18
Archaeological and architectural – 16/04/18
Things so small – 15/04/18
Information fasts – 14/04/18
The privately powerful – 13/04/18
All persons fictitious – 12/04/18
The warfare excuse – 11/04/18
Humanity’s game – 10/04/18
Interaction – 09/04/18
On, off, more – 08/04/18
Sorcerers of meaning – 07/04/18
Impossible to forget – 06/04/18
See the sky – 05/04/18
Suffering endured – 04/04/18
The timeline of exertion – 03/04/18
No questions – 02/04/18
Eyes and glasses – 01/04/18

March 2018:

Delusions of self-defence – 31/03/18
To fly – 30/03/18
Nothing definitive – 29/03/18
Story chains – 28/03/18
Black hole – 27/03/18
A new type of vagabond – 26/03/18
Cast a spell – 25/03/18
Write like a reader – 24/03/18
The rise of Jordan Peterson – 23/03/18
Choose your cage – 22/03/18
Having ideas – 21/03/18
Patience or urgency? – 20/03/18
Monoculture of the mind – 19/03/18
The descent – 18/03/18
Defaults – 17/03/18
Looking up, and down – 16/03/18
Stepping into the river – 15/03/18
What we hear – 14/03/18
No longer an adversarial world – 13/03/18
Embracing the pain is not enough – 12/03/18
Character is revealed in the tails – 11/03/18
Ethics, via profit – 10/03/18
Money rules, time rules – 09/03/18
Ensuring future value – 08/03/18
Tending towards solitude – 07/03/18
They’re human too – 06/03/18
Tech: fight or flight – 05/03/18
Light without dark – 04/03/18
Technology’s alignment – 03/03/18
Engaging with the self-evident – 02/03/18
Connectedness and crowd psychology – 01/03/18

February 2018:

Back to the breath – 28/02/18
Absolute freedom, absolute imprisonment – 27/02/18

The dirty work – 26/02/18
Scalable loops – 25/02/18
Semantic versioning the self – 24/02/18

Reading’s sorrow – 23/02/18
Impregnated by interesting – 22/02/18
Human problem, technological solution – 21/02/18
Zero cost and maximum cost – 20/02/18
Individual convergence – 19/02/18
The Revised Triangle of Life – 18/02/18
I’m alive – 17/02/18
The boundaries of thought – 16/02/18
4M – 15/02/18
Two types of knowledge – 14/02/18
Floor or ceiling? – 13/02/18
The engine – 12/02/18
Class and circumstance – 11/02/18
The taint of nepotism – 10/02/18
Narrative S.P.O.F.s – 09/02/18
The faster I go, the less I see – 08/02/18
A scribe of thoughts – 07/02/18
Careless minds curse – 06/02/18
Bitches and hoes – 05/02/18
Preempt or follow? – 04/02/18
We look up – 03/02/18
Outside the moral context – 02/02/18
Anyone but ourselves – 01/02/18

January 2018:

Success and celebrity – 31/01/18
A seat at the table – 30/01/18
Monstrosities of paper – 29/01/18

Partial pictures and imprisonment – 28/01/18
Bias and fools – 27/01/18
Someone has to be at the bottom – 26/01/18
Don’t kill the kitten – 25/01/18
The endurance and fragility of the human spirit – 24/01/18

The school of “no regrets” – 23/01/18
It’s all narrative – 22/01/18
A spectrum of action – 21/01/18
“A burst of insight” – 20/01/18
Optimising for luck  -19/01/18
One nightmare at a time – 18/01/18
The hierarchy of work – 17/01/18
The hall of mirrors – 16/01/18
A competent Hitler – 15/01/18
Silence and the deliberate life – 14/01/18
Bettering Warren Buffett’s prioritisation system – 13/01/18

Make and take – 12/01/18
Kicking a ball against a wall – 11/01/18
Look, see, feel – 10/01/18
Ideology and philosophy – 09/01/18
The barrier between us and nature – 08/01/18

To know a person – 07/01/18
The threads of our past – 06/01/18
We don’t want freedom – 05/01/18
Compromising the past – 04/01/18
Coming to terms with productivity – 03/01/18
The ultimate loot box – 02/01/18

The rule and its weapon – 01/01/18

December 2017:

Because I have read – 31/12/17
I owe my life to the internet – 30/12/17
Wholesome ambition – 29/12/17
The two sides of glory – 28/12/17
No sadness or remorse, just anger – 27/12/17
Absent from the game – 26/12/17
What would you do if anything were possible? – 25/12/17
Don’t believe – 24/12/17
An Indian, an Italian, and a story – 23/12/17
“Too hard” is not the same as “impossible” – 22/12/17
Modifier, not enabler – 21/12/17
Residual effects – 20/12/17
The wealth of religions – 19/12/17
A quarrel in a far away country – 18/12/17
Insane presence – 17/12/17
Ruled by reason – 16/12/17
No glasses, no conversation – 15/12/17
Playful, intelligent – 14/12/17
The line between empty and minimal – 13/12/17
The incarceration playbook – 12/12/17
“Aspiring” – 11/12/17
The path to Da Vinci-dom – 10/12/17
Technology versus human nature – 09/12/17
The possibility of new relationships – 08/12/17
Vicarious glamour – 07/12/17
Inner space, outer space – 06/12/17
Great Works and bodies of work – 05/12/17
Opting out – 04/12/17
The armour of inevitable wrongness – 03/12/17
Because we can’t talk to each other – 02/12/17
The AI made a funny – 01/12/17

November 2017:

The malicious aren’t stupid – 30/11/17
Sincerity of belief – 29/11/17
Learning and consequence – 28/11/17
Indebtedness-via-deceit – 27/11/17
Harmonise, don’t optimise – 26/11/17
Anguish at a minor occurrence – 25/11/17
Confidence and competence – 24/11/17
The simplest tortures – 23/11/17
ATVPMEE – 22/11/17
The tempo of production – 21/11/17
Fail fast; a deeper meaning – 20/11/17
The avoidance of physical discomfort – 19/11/17

Evading responsibility – 18/11/17
The whispers that haunt me – 17/11/17
Who survives? – 16/11/17
A quest for calibration – 15/11/17
Asking for recognition – 14/11/17
Blinded by strength – 13/11/17
​Master, wizards – 12/11/17
Cutting a man down – 11/11/17
Building blind – 10/11/17
For whom do those tears fall? – 09/11/17
Transforming pain into pleasure – 08/11/17

The question bank – 07/11/17
The gauntlet of existence – 06/11/17
The platform of comfort – 05/11/17

Not all actions are endorsements – 04/11/17
Ghosts get seen – 03/11/17
Productivity versus creativity – 02/11/17
Autotelic movement – 01/11/17

October 2017:

Off-days – 31/10/17
A fragile equilibrium – 30/10/17
The harsh reality of intelligence – 29/10/17
Good gets forgotten – 28/10/17
The preservation of love and hate – 27/10/17
To dream and to dare – 26/10/17
Honest indifference – 25/10/17
Rap is dead – 24/10/17
Little and often – 23/10/17
“To X you need to know X’ers” – 22/10/17
The triangle and the bridge – 21/10/17
The weight of chains – 20/10/17
Climb and descend – 19/10/17
The consequence of being a conscious being – 18/10/17
Seneca’s use of social media – 17/10/17
The releasing of insight – 16/10/17
A game of asymmetries – 15/10/17
Visible stupidity – 14/10/17
The directives of pain – 13/10/17
The reaffirmation of love and hate – 12/10/17
Selecting a narrative from the ledger of reality – 11/10/17
True recollection and imagined memory – 10/10/17
Shredding for seeds – 09/10/17
A rhythmic activity – 08/10/17
Constant theatre – 07/10/17
The erroneous quest to record – 06/10/17
Backed by the power of the State – 05/10/17
Multiplied by genetics – 04/10/17
I am an unreliable narrator – 03/10/17

Creativity times craft – 02/10/17
Heroin, exposure and sensitivity – 01/10/17 

September 2017:

A terrorist’s virtue – 30/09/17
Flogging certainty – 29/09/17
The writing process – 28/09/17
The illusion of abundant time – 27/09/17

The four parts of a story – 26/09/17
A changelog for the mind – 25/09/17
Making the unreal real – 24/09/17
Purpose, the true perpetrator of evil – 23/09/17

Cannabis, via Amazon – 22/09/17
Reveling in the cesspool – 21/09/17
A place for everything – 21/09/17
Adventures, society and sanity – 21/09/17
Above and beyond self-help – 21/09/17
The divergence of effectiveness and rigor – 17/09/17
A whimsical approach to social media – 16/09/17

I already have that which I seek – 15/09/17
An alternative response to income inequality – 14/09/17
Offspring; the philosophical gambit – 13/09/17
A hedge against disillusionment – 12/09/17
Limiting the ow-factor – 11/09/17
Fuck your assumptions – 10/09/17
Ready to depart – 09/09/17
Children as a proxy for meaning – 08/09/17

The spectrum – 07/09/17
Shakespeare was wrong; cowards die only once – 06/09/17
​The ultimate victory – 05/09/17
The five types of paired indicators – 04/09/17
Human universals – 03/09/17
Release more – 02/09/17
Beautiful by accident – 01/09/17

October 2016:

Why you should stick to the program – 31/10/16
The left and the right – 30/10/16
Cutting and complaining – 29/10/16
Turning yourself down and turning yourself up – 28/10/16
Snatching when hungry – 27/10/16
What the greatest coaches and leaders have in common – 26/10/16
A roof, a screen and someone to love – 25/10/16
Clocking and locking – 24/10/16
Step up or step down – 23/10/16
Off days – 22/10/16
The upwards spiral of awareness and agency – 21/10/16
Faceless contributions – 20/10/16
The two sides of “enough” – 19/10/16
The trappings of success – 18/10/16
Hope is not a strategy – 17/10/16
The enemy – 16/10/16
Unreliable narrators – 15/10/16
Move the furniture – 14/10/16
Preempting the problems of the future – 13/10/16
Thinking and sweeping – 12/10/16
Be a hammer – 11/10/16
Shaping reality – 10/10/16
​Me and the world – 09/10/16
The first leaf of autumn – 08/10/16
What we don’t understand – 07/10/16
The dirty truth about relationships – 06/10/16
The future or the present? – 05/10/16
Alignment – 04/10/16
Fair weather faces – 03/10/16
Fortresses of the past – 02/10/16
The one thing that allows us to get better, faster – 01/10/16

September 2016:

Screaming and competing – 30/09/16
We call them savages – 29/09/16
Appreciating what we didn’t earn – 28/09/16
Stride out – 27/09/16
Obedience and authority – 26/09/16
A bigger footprint – 25/09/16
Shards and splinters – 24/09/16
Be safe and feel safe – 23/09/16
The anchor – 22/09/16

If you can’t win, change the game – 21/09/16
Do before you think – 20/09/16

Mission – 19/09/16
The shackles of gravity – 18/09/16
The great game – 17/09/16
Inner-standing – 16/09/16
A chain reaction of doubt – 15/09/16
The first commandment – 14/09/16
Art and craft – 13/09/16
Switching signals – 12/09/16
First impressions: fire, observe, adjust – 11/09/16
Sense, audacity and opportunity – 10/09/16
Death Eaters and extras – 09/09/12
There is no one else – 08/09/16
Hip-hop and finding a way through – 07/09/12
What will you fight for? – 06/09/16
A modern-day fairy tale – 05/09/16
Attachment or happiness – 04/09/16
The external opponent and the inner adversary – 03/09/16
The key to winning any negotiation – 02/09/16
How did I come up with that? – 01/09/16

March 2016:

Our leaders should be as invisible as our tech – 31/03/16
Getting a slice of the two hundred billion – 30/03/16
Winning or losing is irrelevant – 29/03/16
A heist and the breaking of habits – 28/03/16
Don’t be one of those people – 27/03/16
Falling below the standard I set for myself – 26/03/16
Why do we seek power and wealth? – 25/03/16
Two strategies to create mass change – 24/03/16
Useful, but not necessary – 23/03/16
So you want to change the world? – 22/03/16
Crossing the minefield of opportunity – 21/03/16
Less words and less stories – 20/03/16
3D thinking – 19/03/16
This could change your life – 18/03/16
What someone says versus how they say it – 17/03/16
Allowing my best hours to slip away from me – 16/03/16
Don’t do what you say you’re going to do – 15/03/16
Because everyone else is doing it – 14/03/16
The stories that are least true are the ones we most prefer – 13/03/16
What the villain knows and the hero can only sense – 12/03/16
The smallest thing that makes the biggest change – 11/03/16
First impressions, perception and reality – 10/03/16
​I’m wrong? That can’t be right – 09/03/16
The risk of becoming an Insider – 08/03/16
Fighting seven billion people – 07/03/16
Waiting for the fish – 06/03/16
Want to reach the next level? Here’s what you need more of – 05/03/16
How to achieve your desired outcome – 04/03/16
Two things that are critical to your sanity and success – 03/03/16
Planning and preparation are not the same thing – 02/03/16
​Finding your audience, like most things, is your responsibility – 01/03/16