Tech Shit

Nov 15

Work with complete focus & seek measurable progress

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I want to structure my life so that I can really accomplish what I want to. I’ve been accumulating a collection of my own past thoughts and random advice throughout the internet. Here is one such bit of advice:

Separate work from life, so that you can relax during your free time. A reoccurring theme I see is: Practice makes perfect. The advice here: Seek measurable progress in a skill through deliberate practice. That measurable progress will provide contentment that will motivate you to continue to work toward achieving your long-term goal.

“Do what you do with complete focus. Then when you’re done, be done and go enjoy the rest of the day.”

If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong: The Surprisingly Relaxed Lives of Elite Achievers

Nov 12

quote Most studies show that it’s in fact the competition of an unregulated market that encourages the majority of violent crime.

Nov 11

Commoditize your complements →

Nov 10

The network of global corporate control →

Nov 09

quote Nothing kills startups like distractions. The worst type are those that pay money: day jobs, consulting, profitable side-projects.

Nov 05

When I wake up tomorrow, what do I want to say I’ve accomplished?

Nov 04

quote Apple’s retail stores give it a final operational advantage. Once a product goes on sale, the company can track demand by the store and by the hour, and adjust production forecasts daily. If it becomes clear a given part will run out, teams are deployed and given approval to spend millions of dollars on extra equipment to get around the bottleneck.

Nov 03

It’s weird how when you wake up, the options you have available to you depend on what you did yesterday.

Nov 03

quote In business as in life, fulfillment doesn’t come from clearing hurdles others set for you.

Nov 03


“Part of the resistance against making decisions comes from our fear of giving up options.” -
“People with the best self-control…establish habits that eliminate the mental effort of making choices.”

“‘The best decision makers,’ Baumeister says, ‘are the ones who know when not to trust themselves.’”