Essays

 

What makes Paul Graham a great writer?
Here are a few clues.

What makes Zero to One a masterpiece?
It’s more than a book; it’s an experience.

POP: A New Framework for Memorable Writing
A model for memorable writing, co-created with David Perell. There’s a video workshop, too!

Learning as the New Redemption
In times of change, learners inherit the earth.

The Power of Collaboration
My perspective on creative teamwork.

Have you found your “bible”?
A discussion of something Steve Jobs, Shakespeare, Bob Dylan, and Christopher Hitchens have in common.

Shakespeare’s Twitter
Exploring how a man became a legend.

My Top 4 Content Filtering Heuristics
Rules of thumb for choosing content.

My review of my favorite writing app, Ulysses
This app truly improves my life.

Courage
Where does courage come from, and how do we get more of it?

42 Spellbinding & Smart Movies to Transport You From Everything
These movies can not only provide escapism, but also enrich your life forever.

Signal, Noise & the VOLUME of it All
Can signal come full circle and become noise?

Why NOT be an Information Sponge?
A meditation on lifelong learning.

Don’t call admirable people ‘thought leaders.’ Call them LEADERS.
Leadership is too important for buzzwords.

A word on journaling, courtesy of Shakespeare
The legendary writer’s advice on writing for oneself.

The Tao Te Ching as Anti-Content
How the Tao fuels my mind.

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