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15 dietary supplements everyone should try

If you struggle with mood regulation or suffer from chronic fatigue, you can do something about it. I don’t take supplements all the time and I don’t recommend taking the same supplement in perpetuity. If you’re…

Integral foundations of ethics

Pain is a powerful motivator. I don’t write about ethics much because it’s a “boring” subject. It’s “boring” in two ways. If you’re poor or your brain is broken from abuse with seed oils and refined…

The end of all things

Why are you alive? Do you expect your life to get any better? Einstein did his most groundbreaking work in his late twenties. People in the most intellectual disciplines such as physics and mathematics “peak” at…

How to do anything

This technique will help you accomplish two key objectives. First, it will show you if you have been consuming self-improvement junk. If you have never heard this technique or something similar, you have been consuming garbage…

Man of steel

When Steelman seized power, the economy of Soviet Russia was decades behind its capitalist enemies. France, Britain, the United States and Poland had invaded the country shortly after the Bolshevik revolution. The Bolsheviks had defeated the…

The way of walking alone

Dokkōdō, loosely translated as “The Way of Walking Alone”, is the last work of Miyamoto Musashi. (His grand work is featured in my recommended book selection: https://startupdaemon.net/books.) Musashi composed Dokkōdō on occasion of giving away his…

Story of the year

A couple of days ago, I was catching up with a good friend over the phone, when he told me the most amazing business/wedding story ever. I laugh a lot, but I haven’t laughed so much…

Enter here for a chance to WIN (limited-time offer)

I am helping raise some money for a young man who got severely injured while working on his parents’ farm. To help spread the word and crush the Twitter algo, I’m also running a sweepstakes –…

The fundamental secret to the art of timing

Note: If you want the big thread on Authenticity, it’s posted under “108 principles for Authentic Life” on the website. The art of timing is one of the most important skillsets you could possibly acquire. No…

What’s new about the wuhan?

Don’t believe me. I stand by the recommendations to avoid a coronavirus infection that I made in February – wear a mask, wash hands, avoid food you didn’t cook yourself, avoid closed spaces. My recommendations weren’t…

I’ve been dumb and wrong a long time

Most people want to prove that they are right or have some original insight. Worse than that. Most people want to be perceived as smart. Virtually nothing good has come from people thinking I am smart,…

108 principles for authentic life

What is Authenticity? How do we cultivate Authenticity? How do we lead life in alignment with Authenticity? Here’s what I’ve learnt about it. Focus your attention on Yourself: be Aware in your actions and deliberate in…

Stubbornness and Will

Unless you leave in the questionable comforts of a cave and away from the screeching on social media, you have certainly met them. You probably have them in your life and in your work almost every…