I originally started this blog nearly ten years ago to help me along in my journey of self-education. I wanted to write what I wished other blogs would talk about more often: life, dealing with assholes, how to be self-critical and self-aware, humility, philosophy, reading, learning, research and strategy. Aside from this site, I have written for the New York Observer, Thought Catalog, Entrepreneur, 99U, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Medium, Boing Boing, Forbes, Columbia Journalism Review and multiple other outlets.
Today, most people subscribe to my work via email—about 80,000 people get them emailed directly to their inbox wherever I happen to publish them. I’d like to invite you to sign up and get them to (you can also reply and chat with me about anything I’ve written). As a welcome, I will instantly send you a free pdf collection of my most viral and popular articles designed to help you be more productive, strategic and successful. I can’t take credit for everything in them—because one of my strategies is to borrow from the smartest people I know. My tips and tricks include helpful hints from a wide range of people like filmmaker Casey Neistat, my editor Niki Papadopoulos, my wife Samantha and authors like Tim Ferriss, Nassim Taleb and Robert Greene. Just sign up below and I look forward to chatting!
For those of you using RSS readers (that’s what I use), the feed for this site will continue to work as it always has, and so will my email book recommendations. You can also follow me on Twitter and Facebook where I post most of my writing as well.