Hello there and welcome to my blog. If you hadn't noticed, there are three subjects I'm currently writing about: the future of office, the future of reading technology, and my philsophy of life which I call Slow, Simple, and Solid. These are the subjects in which I have deep interest and, hopefully, a unique perspective. I've also written a few miscellaneous posts and, like every other guy on the internet, I maintain a list of my so-called mental models.
The Future of Office Real Estate
Social, economic, and technological shifts are transforming both the business world and knowledge work, yet the office industry hasn't evolved a bit. If you look closely, however, you can make out the early signs of a revolution. It starts with coworking, but it certainly doesn't end there.
- Making Sense of the Coworking Data - Reliable coworking data is hard to come by. I've managed to cobble together some different data sources to separate the signal from the noise. (Last updated: August 26, 2017)
As every blogger on the internet will gladly tell you, you should read books! Warren Buffett reads a lot, so if you want to be like Warren, you should read a lot too. I'm not going to try to convince you to read more. Instead, I find it interesting that the practice of reading hasn't evolved much over the past few millennia. We've dramatically increased literacy rates. We've dramatically improved the printing process. We've even invented digital books and e-ink. But the practice of reading itself is still fundamentally the same as it was 3,000 years ago. Given the pace of technological progress, that doesn't make much sense to me. Modern science and technology should have improved book reading by now. This is why my friends and I have set out to improve reading books by an order of magnitude.
- The Joy of Kindle Samples - Kindle samples are the most underrated and overlooked feature of Kindle. They will take your reading practice to the next level. (Last updated: September 24, 2017)
Slow, Simple, and Solid
In order to live the good life, you need to first define what a good life actually is — to you. And then you need to figure out the most effective way to lead such a life. This is what I mean by the term philosophy of life. It sounds obvious, but I don't think many people take the time to structure their lives this way. I know I didn't. But now I have some basic guidelines: Slow, Simple, and Solid. Call me corny if you will, the alliteration serves as a constant reminder to live counterintuitively. We're biologically hardwired to speed up, want more, and do less, but these things do not make for a good life — at least for me. I'm much happier when I slow down, keep it simple, and do solid work.
Like every other dude on the internet, I keep catalog of my so-called mental models. Trust me, I won't be offended if you skip over this list: I maintain it for myself. But if for some reason you really want to know how I think, there is no better way.
- Mental Model of Mental Models - Work in progress. Check back soon.