The Expanded Version of Breaking out of Homeostasis & More

I know I’m slow.

I wrote the original version when I was ~22-23. Then I wrote the current (Kindle) version when I was 26. That, right there, is three years of refining and expanding upon existing ideas.

How many people would spend years pondering a philosophy? I know many people do 100 tweets a day, email their followers twice per day, and create a new product every week. I’m slower though, because I don’t copy.

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The Thoreau Test: Can You Live on 6 Weeks’ Work?

“For more than five years I maintained myself thus solely by the labor of my hands, and I found, that by working about six weeks in a year, I could meet all the expenses of living. The whole of my winters, as well as most of my summers, I had free and clear for study.”

~Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau could live on 6 weeks of serious work per year.

Most likely, you cannot.

Because inflation has ruined your purchasing power and the median salary has not risen enough to compensate for this.

Also, taxes have increased. So you have to work a lot more.

To put that in perspective:

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Don’t Think Too Highly of Human Nature

human nature

Roman aqueducts

Accelerating change, progress, and innovation is not the status quo.

The Aqueduct and functional sewage systems existed during the Roman Empire (300 BC – 300 AD). And then, when the Roman Empire fell, so did this innovation. The idea of digging tunnels below ground to transport water and waste out of the city was effectively eradicated from popular culture.Continue Reading…

Ola Ahlvarsson: The Master of Synergy

Ola och Micke

[Mikael Syding & Ola Ahlvarsson]

Brief message from Ludvig: Since many of you asked for more after the popular interview with billionaire investor Martin Sandquist, I’ve translated another podcast newsletter. This one is from our interview with Ola Ahlvarsson, one of the most interesting people I’ve met in my life.Continue Reading…

Different Types of Knowledge: Domain Originators and Marketing Distributors

The one and only Martin Berkhan stopped by Stockholm and we hung out.

Then he got drunk for two days straight, woke up in the morning and won first prize in two separate fitness competitions (seal rows and deadlift).

For those who don’t know, Berkhan originated the 16:8 variation of intermittent fasting (which is now the most common type).Continue Reading…

The 40-Year Old Prophecy That Came True (Education, Career, Science, Internet Subcultures)

Are you future shocked“The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”

~William Gibson 

We live in interesting times.

Like I said in my recent discussion with Billionaire Martin Sandquist, I believe many people areContinue Reading…

Stop Grinding Your Gears: Says Abgrund

If you’ve read my blog for any longer time, you may have asked yourself: “Who the heck is this Abgrund guy?”

Well, you are about to find out.

…. Sort of.

Abgrund has made many interesting comments on the site and it’s got to the point where I’ve met readers IRL, and had them mention him & hisContinue Reading…

Noble Indulgence: The Ultimate Trick for Self-Delusion

This is a Humpty Dumpty cake. It is one of the most advanced cakes out there, consisting of 13 different steps!

“If you make people perform a noble duty, it bores them. If you make them indulge themselves, it shames them, but combine the two and you’ve got them.”
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