Why this website ?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved intellectual challenges. I was the kid in my middle school class who raised his hand and took the unpopular view, or annoyed my teachers with incessant “why” questions. I’ve incorporated that outlook to my professional career. My articles and books buck the conventional wisdom and show why popular assumptions that we take for granted are often wrong.
As a multi-passionate academic, I also write popular non-fiction books. And this website is my canvas. This is where I sketch my own ideas, share thought-provoking wisdom by others, and invite discussion.
By definition, a canvas is a work-in-progress. I don’t claim to have all the answers and I screw up regularly (it’s the best way to learn). My favorite sentence in the English language is “I don’t know” and my favorite word is “Why?” (followed closely by “Shit!”).
Which brings me to YOU.
What’s in it for you?
I’m here to help you go to bed smarter than when you woke up, restore your child-like curiosity, and gain an unfair advantage in life.
I’ll break down big ideas into accessible, digestible pieces, so you can share and discuss them with others, whether at a cocktail party or a water cooler, wowing friends and co-workers with your prowess.
There is too much noise and distraction on the Internet. I cut through the noise to find the valuable signals so you don’t have to. I’m committed to sharing with you only the best of the best on a weekly basis through my newsletter.
You will not agree with everything I say or share. But even when you disagree, I expect that you will find the ideas thought-provoking, peppered with a good dose of humor.
If you’re looking for bulleted “15 ways to hack your life” guides, you’re in the wrong place.
But if you’re ready to move beyond soundbites and 140 characters, deep dive on big ideas, and reach the highest levels of your intellectual capacity, then this is your online sanctuary.
Let’s prove the world wrong.