Category Archives: living


You know what’s common among the “How I Work”s of ┬áJason Fried or Matt Mullenweg or anyone who’s building ‘cool’ software today? Take Fried, for instance: Of the 16 people at the company, eight of us live here in Chicago. … Continue reading

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In the past two months, I’ve read 37signals’ ‘Getting Real‘ and (re)read Tim Ferriss’ ‘The Four Hour Work Week‘. The overarching takeaway, seems to be the fanatical application of the Pareto principle. A variant of 80-20, much easier to apply … Continue reading

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Phone manufacturers != manufacturers of phones

Podcasts have changed my commute since I got the iPhone. I’ve discovered NPR’s This American Life and Fresh Air, BBC’s Excess Baggage and Click, Gruber’s and Dan Benjamin’s The Talk Show and the NYT’s Times Talks and Bits. All of … Continue reading

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