Currently Working On
I’ve begun work on a blog post series on the psychology of design. This is the first time I’ve committed to writing several posts on the same topic, but I’m excited to do so as it will reveal an insight into the sort of ideas that I love grappling with in my day-to-day work, but also in life in general - as once you’re familiar with these concepts, you’ll see them displayed everywhere. I will cover concepts such as Priming, Progressive Disclosure, Familiarity Bias, and Peak-End Rule to name a few.
Unfortunately what I’m currently working on mostly, and placing most of my attention to is confidential. However, keep coming back to this page as I will be updating it as soon as I can say anything about it, (or subscribe to my exclusive newsletter to be the first to find out more!)
I usually like to have 3 (or more) very different books on the go, in hopes of allowing a unique collision of ideas.
- The Daily Laws, by Robert Greene
- Courage is Calling, by Ryan Holiday
- Secrets of Sand Hill Road - Venture Capital and How to Get It, by Scott Kupor
- Fooled by Randomness, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Currently In My Headphones
My First Million Podcast. I can’t remember the last time I had a podcast that I listened to every time a new episode is released. Shaan Puri and Sam Parr (angel investors who have both exited their ventures) enthusiastically talk about business ideas they believe to have untapped potential, as well as speak on the investments they are making. Listen to it here.
So Cosy Radio. There is not an episode of this show that I miss. This remains my secret weapon for getting into the flow at work.
Idea I’m ruminating on
In promoting his new book, Robert Greene spoke on Chase Jarvis' podcast about the idea of creating things that are a “synthesis of opposites”.
Habits I’m developing
Strength training. With a heavy emphasis on squats.
Reading. But, like, a lot. Tim Urban calculating how much time Max Joseph would have to dedicate to reading in order to read, like, a lot more… inspired me. See for yourself.
Tapering off coffee. My fear is that this is too controversial to talk about at length, so let me just say, it isn’t for me anymore. Jasmine tea is my friend now.
Shout out to Derek Sivers for starting the /now movement.