My goal is to help you go to bed each night smarter than when you woke up. I’ll do this by giving you tools, ideas, and frameworks for thinking.
I’m not smart enough to figure all of this out myself. I try to master the best of what other people have already figured out. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
The best way to do this is to read a lot. And so I make friends with the eminent dead.
Along the way I write about what I’m learning. I’d encourage you to look around and decide for yourself if this is something that interests you.
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