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

Learning to meditate the hard way: Reflections on my first Vipassana meditation retreat*

Sometimes, it’s best not to know what you’re getting yourself in for. Doing a ten-day silent meditation retreat with almost zero meditation experience was one such time.

December 1, 2018 · 6 min · Me

Personal Knowledge Management is easy. Try 'Collective Knowledge Management'

Robust personalise knowledge management is no longer the domain of tech gurus with self-hosted wikis or diligent index card practitioners. The blossoming ‘tools for thought’ space has made the process accessible to everyone, and building your ‘second brain’ has never been easier. However, collective knowledge management remains a complex challenge. While these tools can be effectively adopted in collective domains (I have high hopes!), in this case, the tools are not the problem....

March 15, 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

A framework for living well

I recently updated my “personal operating system” framework and figured it would be worthwhile sketching it out.

April 16, 2022 · 3 min · Me