May 2013

What do I own and why?

Clarity

This post is part of a series on the idea of clarity: what it is, why I want it, and how I’m developing it. “Contentment comes not so much from great wealth as from few wants.” –Epictetus How many people could tell you the exact number of things they own? Probably none. A best-guess answer […]

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What in my life is opaque?

Clarity

This is the first post in a series on the idea of clarity and, specifically, what it is, why I want it, and how I’m developing it. Clarity vs. Opacity Clarity is awesome and I want more of it. I use the word clarity in a pretty broad way: Clarity is coherence; intelligibility; sharpness; ease […]

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Linchpin by Seth Godin

Mental Sandbox
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I recently finished reading Seth Godin’s book Linchpin. I loved it. It’s packed with loads of useful stuff. Here are just a few of the key ideas: The linchpin is indispensable. Everyone’s an artist now. Real artists ship. There is no map. Make real choices. Never wait for someone to tell you what to do. […]

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Anki Deck: Linchpin

Anki Decks
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I just added a new deck to my Anki Decks page: . This is a deck based on Seth Godin’s 2010 book Linchpin. How to Use It Grab it here: . (You’ll need Anki. If you’re new to Anki you might find my Anki Essentials guide useful.) There are 123 cards based on the key ideas in the book. Some examples […]

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