Monthly Archives: June 2019

Playing the Long-Term Game

Most people are playing short-term games — they are more interested in immediate feedback than compounding effects. The prospects of a quick reward for their work — a bonus, new title, recognition, et cetera — are more important to them … Continue reading

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Internally Driven

I have recently wrote that being yourself is a major competitive advantage — nobody can compete with you in being you. Upon further reflection, it should be noted that in order to be one’s self, they need to be internally … Continue reading

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Authenticity

Humans are naturally driven to follow the crowds. We believe in doing what everyone else is doing because it gives us a feeling of acceptance — we are similar to everyone else. Humans naturally do not want to take big … Continue reading

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Advice

Every day we will hear people give advice to others. Sometimes, it starts with “Let me give you some advice…”, and other times it is more informal. Everyone, even those who lack relevant experience, gives advice to other people in … Continue reading

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Career Plans

Over the last year or so, many people have reached out to me and have asked “What are you going to do after school? Are you going to pursue college? Get a full-time job?” I have had to answer this … Continue reading

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A Degree from San Francisco

I do not live in San Francisco, although have dreamed of doing so for a while. One of the most common pieces of advice I hear from people about pursuing my dreams is to move over to San Francisco — … Continue reading

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New Credentials and Community

I have been thinking a lot about what the next Harvard will look like — what will the next credentialing business look like? There has been a lot of talk about the flaws of the current education system — especially … Continue reading

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Simple Words

Yesterday I saw a Tweet by Paul Graham where he went against the traditional convention of using “vocabulary words” in one’s writing. His rationale behind this stance is that the best writing uses the simplest possible words. Recently, I have … Continue reading

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Playing a Different Game

I am playing a different game than everyone else. If you ask most high school students what they are going to do after they graduate, their answer will generally be one of two things: college, or a full-time “starter” job. … Continue reading

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Income Share Agreement Library

Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are an alternate form of student financing based on sharing a percentage of one’s future income in the future. Rather than borrowing money to pay for their education upfront, students will instead commit a portion of … Continue reading

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