Why do we write atomic essays?

Audience building is not by definition a bad thing, but it can be a slippery slope. In a world where attention has become commoditized, it is easy to fall into the trap of becoming an attention land-grabber.

April 1, 2022 · 2 min · Me

Maybe a zettelkasten is not for you?

We’re all solving for different constraints, some of which a zettelkasten does not play well with.

March 17, 2022 · 2 min · Me

How do we answer the right questions?

If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions - Einstein (supposedly)

March 25, 2022 · 2 min · Me

Writing doesn’t help you think better. Reflection does.

Many people celebrate the idea that writing makes you a better thinker. That’s only half the story, though.

March 8, 2022 · 2 min · Me

How do we find signal in a noisy world?

Give your brain some breathing room so that you can start to generate your own signal, rather than regurgitating others'.

March 7, 2022 · 2 min · Me