Life As a Failed Hypothesis: Try Again.

I’ve hit a wall today. I feel like throwing up. Fact is, I’m here, where I am in life, as a result of my choices.  In a word, I made the wrong hypothesis. It’s all very complex, you see; allow me to rewind so that I may tell the story in full. In 2010 I builtContinue reading “Life As a Failed Hypothesis: Try Again.”

Blind Spots

Biases, weaknesses, complexes, assumptions – things that cloud our objectivity – we all have our shortsightedness.  Unfortunately, we typically do not recognize blind spots until they become clear: in hindsight, where we can see them – often for the first time.  The cause of our blind spots are as varied as human folly, and asContinue reading “Blind Spots”

Lean Capitalism: Little Questions, Big Picture

There’s a difference between cutting corners and not turning them; to cut a corner is to take a shortcut, to fail to turn one is to face a wall. And some walls must be walked around, the time it takes to scale them simply not worth the benefit, the cost being too great. I’m speakingContinue reading “Lean Capitalism: Little Questions, Big Picture”

The Layman Sails Not

Standing on the banks The layman sails not But intent on succeeding, He plans, toils, and plots Only he’s living in a dream, For he accomplishes naught And without the tests of time, His craft lay in rot While he watched men of the world go forth – He judged himself still provincial and stayedContinue reading “The Layman Sails Not”

Napoleon Hill: Outwitting The Devil

Update: Jan 2017 – just going to leave this here:  https://www.google.com/amp/paleofuture.gizmodo.com/the-untold-story-of-napoleon-hill-the-greatest-self-he-1789385645/amp?client=safari – Not to detract from the man’s work, but the above read was eye opening to say the least. Take what you will with a grain of salt, the entry below included. tl;dr – I am incredibly excited about this discovery. I am buzzing withContinue reading “Napoleon Hill: Outwitting The Devil”

A Note on Work, Success, and Survivorship Bias

Coincidentally I’m taking a break from working to write this, but I wanted to get this message down. Essentially, we all have to work in life – well, at least those of us not born into the lucky sperm club – but, even then, there’s a certain brand of satisfaction that comes from working, fromContinue reading “A Note on Work, Success, and Survivorship Bias”

Happiness, YOLO Culture, and The Chinese Bamboo Tree

edit 11/16/15: I think if you look at the infographic on Sonnet 9 here, you will see right through the fallacy of YOLO, simply in the actual regrets of the dying. For World Happiness Day, I have this to remind you: “How you spend your days is how you spend your life”. Meaning, that whileContinue reading “Happiness, YOLO Culture, and The Chinese Bamboo Tree”

An Essay on Love

For over three decades, George Vaillant directed a study out of Harvard, one of the longest running longitudinal studies about human development and happiness ever. Recently, in summarizing the trends and findings from the study, he had this to say in conclusion: “The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study pointsContinue reading “An Essay on Love”

Waking Up to The Matrix

Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. –Continue reading “Waking Up to The Matrix”

Real Life Limitless Part 4: Surroundings

Update: 10/17/14 I’ve posted an entry on self-mastery that covers both self-control and self-discipline, and I’m posting a link to it here because I think that self-mastery was the missing piece of my Real Life Limitless Series. Read it here. ### This series is my own ethos; a formula for ‘success’ that contains the ingredientsContinue reading “Real Life Limitless Part 4: Surroundings”

Real Life Limitless Part 1: Omnipotent Beliefs.

Update: 10/17/14 I’ve posted an entry on self-mastery that covers both self-control and self-discipline, and I’m posting a link to it here because I think that self-mastery was the missing piece of my Real Life Limitless Series. Read it here. ### Preface: I originally published this on April 4th, 2011. Then, as writers tend toContinue reading “Real Life Limitless Part 1: Omnipotent Beliefs.”

Timing Your Startup to be Relevant.

I couple days ago I provided five filters that every founder should apply to a potential business idea as an indicator of potential success. Today, I would like to add an additional criteria for assessing your next business: Timing or relevancy. Your startup has to be relevant and timely in order to gain traction. FelixContinue reading “Timing Your Startup to be Relevant.”