Why do brilliant people go quiet?
No virtue is more misunderstood than courage. Two errors seem particularly egregious to me — the triumph of the individual and the myth of conquering f…
If you’re reading this email, this note probably isn’t for you. Unless you’re one particular person. My friend, I was glad to see you the other day. Yo…
If you are considering making philanthropic donations to psychedelic work, here are a few funding principles to keep in mind. Funders who conduct a pro…
Someone I know got a 44% raise at their last job because they were good at asking questions. I’ve seen non-profits raise six, seven, and eight-figure g…
When you meet someone, they’re only assessing you for two things: are you friendly? And are you powerful? The brain will decide on that gut-level feeli…
“We want you to be the teeth for chewing, not for smiling”. Josh Thompson said that. He’s a no-nonsense guy I work with. The type of guy who wears a ba…
People are lonely. We knew this before the pandemic, but we certainly know it now. Why? The usual suspects — less time in social institutions, easy acc…
My mom wanted to buy a t-shirt from a political project she supports. Let's call them Project X. But as she moved to check out, she did something that …
I'm a rank amateur at programming — I'm only a half step above "Hello World," and I still think pivot tables are amazing. Despite my shortcomings, I fe…
Hi all, I hate the word pitch. It conjures up the prototypical "sleazy salesperson" and puts everyone on edge. The best salespeople I've ever met didn'…
People have been asking me whether Joe Biden will win, as if I have any more insight than the rest of the world. If I knew, I’d drive to Vegas right no…