1/ @wolfejosh's first ambition was to become a scientist and find a cure for AIDS. 2/ The best entrepreneurs and scientists master the consensus knowledge base. Then, they innovate with
When I travel, I like to open Google Maps and go to the orange sections of a city. They're usually business centers so they tend to be walkable. I arrive
Here's a fascinating answer to "Is Peter Thiel Very Smart?" from @RyanHoliday.I love this line: “The things that I think I’m right about other people are in some sense not
My favorite way to find interesting ideas is to look for things that don't make sense.When something doesn't make sense, most people turn away and focus on something else. Don't
One of the weirdest things about modern urbanism is that we build the opposite of what we like.We adore Europe’s narrow streets, but build skyscraper-lined cities with six-lane roads and
There are two ways to find original ideas to write about: access and revelation.1) Access happens when you have proprietary information, usually because of your experiences.2) Revelation happens when you
Officially obsessed with Oxford’s “Very Short Introduction” series. The books are generally well-written and don’t have any fluff, which is everything I want from non-fiction. Plus, they’re short enough to
Say what you want about graphic design, but please admit that old French advertisements are the closest we’ve ever come to perfection This is the only French poster I own.
New long-form article!This deep dive is all about podcasting. It's everything I've learned in four years, across more than 100 interviews, about preparation, production, and promotion.I've also shared my favorite
Bryson DeChambeau might be the most innovative athlete in the world right now.He just won his first major championship and is changing how golf is played at the highest levels.
1. Great ideas are buried in historyBryson's swing is inspired by a 1969 book called The Golfing Machine. It describes 144 ways you can swing a club and inspired Bryson
In 1989, a researcher named D. F. Chambliss published a paper called "The Mundanity of Excellence."After studying swimmers for three years, he found that three factors separated top-performing swimmers from