My passions are product and company design, startup growth, aviation, winning, and helping others win.
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Books I've Read
Here are books I've read recently, along with a two-sentence review of each.
Improv Rule No. 1: Yes, And
The first rule of improv will turn you into a more interesting person.
Ditch Your 3-Year Plan
Invest on a seven-year time horizon, and you'll kill the competition.
Zero to One Book Notes
Detailed book notes on Zero to One by Peter Thiel
Good Design Seems More Usable
Apparent vs. Inherent Usability, and why good interface aesthetics matter
Gen Z: The Honest Generation
Compared to Millennials, Gen Z see the world through less-tinted glasses
Failing is Priced In
Experiments—by definition—leave failure as an option
Live Where You Fear to Live
A quote from Rumi
Font Discovery for Design
Streamline your font organization, discovery and testing with this framework
UX/UI Design: the Bedrock Principles
Design better products by understanding these 10 rules of interface design
McDonald's, Politics and the Rush to the Middle
Hotelling's Law: why fast food restaurants are built next to each other, and political extremists are always disappointed.
Condoms and Other Risk Mitigation Strategies
Dealing with asymmetrical risk in life and business
How To Have a Breakthrough
The grandfather of commercial spaceflight is retired in a secluded cabin on a lake in Northern Idaho. And he's mastered the art of the breakthrough.
Travis Boersma and the Dutch Bros Vibe
Travis Boersma is the coolest CEO in America.
The Monopoly Illusion
Monopolies are exceptional, but they can be hard to see
The Ultimate Calendar Scheduling Workflow
SavvyCal + TextExpander = you save time and give your clients a better experience.
Early Twenties: Do This
Before you move to a big city, move abroad for 6 months. More focus, less cost.
The 10 Commandments of Webflow
Make better sites, faster, with this method.
N-acetyl-L-cysteine: Buy Some (not advice)
NAC helps prevent hangovers, depression, and heart disease...and now it's getting banned.
Pilot Review: Pilatus PC-12NG
If you win the lottery, buy a Pilatus PC-12. Here's why you won't regret it.
26 Best Figma Plugins (2021 list)
Use these 26 Figma plugins to do more work, better.
Pilot Review: Phenom 300
The Phenom 300 is a fun airplane to fly
Tape Your Mouth Shut at Night
Taping your mouth shut at night is the easiest way to boost your overall health.
How to Get Un-Depressed
I use this flowchart to prevent "fake" depression
In Defense of In-Person
I just flew 5,300 miles to have one in-person meeting, and it was worth it.
Documentaries You Must Watch
These 8 documentaries will change the way you think.
How to Hire Well on Upwork (The Right Way)
I've spent many thousands on Upwork. Learn from my mistakes.
Interfaces: Advanced Easing
An exploration of different easing profiles in interface design
Artificial Constraints in Business and Art
Create artificial constraints to do great work
Unbundling All The Way Down
An essay on bundling and unbundling in business
The Unofficial Way to Land a Gulfstream G280
Or, how to hack an airplane landing by using physics
Last Mover Advantage
First mover is a strategy... to become the last mover.
How to Become a Pilot
Some mistakes to avoid if you want to become a pilot
Billion-Dollar Diner: Waffle House
Waffle House does a billion dollars in revenue by getting their priorities right