Now

Here are the things I’m doing / thinking about recently.

  • Recent Quotes:
    • “I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two — because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. … [I]n our retail business, we know that customers want low prices, and I know that’s going to be true 10 years from now. They want fast delivery; they want vast selection. It’s impossible to imagine a future 10 years from now where a customer comes up and says, ‘Jeff I love Amazon; I just wish the prices were a little higher,’ [or] ‘I love Amazon; I just wish you’d deliver a little more slowly.’ Impossible. And so the effort we put into those things, spinning those things up, we know the energy we put into it today will still be paying off dividends for our customers 10 years from now. When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it.” – Jeff Bezos
    • “Your mission is to find a product or service that can positively impact the lives of 1 billion people because that’s the game we’re playing today.” – Peter Diamandis
  • Current Books:
    • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard Feynman
    • My Inventions by Nikola Tesla
  • Recent Books:
    • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler
    • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
    • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
    • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    • Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
    • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
    • The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
    • When Heaven Invades Earth by Bill Johnson
    • A Beautiful Constraint by Mark Barden, Adam Morgan
    • The Sports Gene by David Epstein
  • Podcasts
    • Exponential Wisdom
    • EconTalk
    • a16z
    • The Knowledge Project
    • Waking Up with Sam Harris
    • Joe Rogan Experience
    • Jocko Podcast
    • Found My Fitness
    • Various podcasts about Permaculture
    • Various podcasts about Marketing
  • Recent Music:
    • Explosions in the Sky, Wilderness album
    • The Just Beats station on Amazon Music.
    • Thundercat: rediculous mind-melting funky bass grooves
    • Moby’s old album
    • Classic Rock
    • Learning about the history of hip hop
  • Current Sport: Physical therapy: Recovering from knee injury (again). Trying to get into a regular jiu jitsu practice.
  • Current Food: Mitochondria boosting supplements, Broccoli seeds for sulforaphane, and  other things recommended by Dr. Rhonda Patrick.
  • Current Hobby: Turning annoying problems into opportunities for flow states whenever possible. Fixing all the broken things around me (mostly cars, computers, and phones). Built my first custom PC… still figuring out the software. Bought another Macbook Pro for now to keep things moving. Playing Bass Guitar. Playing video games with my kids.
  • Family: Wife, two kids, Officer Hops (rabbit), and Maximus (chiweenie dog), and Lincoln (the cat with a black chin). We still want an English Bulldog some day.
  • Work: Marketing Strategy / Product Manager for a few projects.