Creativity Creates Paranoia

​Theory: The meaning making machine* in our brains is constantly looking for patterns and connections in ecerything. Valid connections can mean creativity and innovation. But misfired connections, can mean paranoia or neurosis.   *To read more about the meaning making machine concept, have a look at Vishen Lakhiani’s The Code …

On procrastination 

​99% of procrastination isn’t a result of laziness. It’s because people are missing at least one piece of knowledge on how to get the work done. That uncertainty leads to hesitation, and eventually procrastination.

Stop Being an Asshole, Chad

You’re working on a new project. It’s delicate infant of an idea, and requires gentle care to grow it.   It needs a ton of work, and ideas to feed and grow it. So here you are, caretaker of this child, and then some asshole on your team beats it …

On Creativity

Using Failure to Leverage Creativity Recently I was trying to hang a TV, and learned the hard way that the walls can have metal studs. Heavy TV + full motion TV arm + metal studs = no bueno. Long story short, I failed, and to add insult to injury, my girlfriend …

A Thought on Cookies

4:45 AM. My alarm went off, I re-set it for 6 am. I decided to give myself a day off from the gym. As I was falling asleep, a single thought crossed my mind, “cookie!” (complete cookie) and I jumped out of bed to go to the gym. I guess …

On Questioning

This one is inspired by Vishen Lakhiani in his book, “The Code to the Extraordinary Mind.” Don’t question everything, but try to question one thing every day.  Keep your brain elastic and harness a curious mind.