Status is a pervasive element in our society, and affects our online social media interactions significantly. Obsession with status, a zero sum game, leads obsessors to feelings of insignificance or adds credence to incorrect information. We can break social media status symbols through an online marketplace that enables people to pay for likes, follows and […]
People think entrepreneurs like to take a low amount of high risk attempts. Entrepreneurs like to take a large amount of low risk attempts. This makes them antifragile.
Do you live in the end of history or the beginning of the future? If you live at the end of history, all ideas have been discovered, everything is great and we just need to listen to orthodoxy. If you live at the beginning of the future, we have just started developing the foundational technologies, […]
I saw someone say the other day, (paraphrasing) “Community college shouldn’t be stigmatized. They’re great and affordable.” (Relative to other colleges) Stigma functions as an opportunity signal. Whenever you see a stigma around a certain ritual or activity, look for the opportunity. EDIT: If there was no stigma around community colleges, that would be because […]
“That’s not possible.” “That’s insane.” “This can’t be correct.” “This is ridiculous.” “This doesn’t make sense.” All these phrases are our initial reaction when we run into an undervalued, “uncommon” truth, that messes with our notion of reality. Pay close attention when you have these reactions, because it could be something with a high amount […]
Credentialism is a war on creativity and belief in ones self. Credentialism destroys individualism and forces a mold on everyone. Credentialism breaks the human spirit. Refuse credentials. Refuse cheap tawk. Go do something useful.
In order to have fundamental insights, you have to step past convention and be brave enough to announce your beliefs and act on them. Fundamental Insights only add value when you are brave enough to act them out.
College sucks your soul from your body, convinces you that because you for your diploma you can be properly accepted into society. If they are lucky, they’ll convince you that you need to send your children to the same campus, and you must raise them rooting for this college, giving as much allegiance in the […]
I think everyone always does the easiest thing, no matter what. The only differentiation is the perception of that “thing”. For me, I hated college, so I dropped out. If I thought I would instantly be deprived of all social status (like excommunication, for example), it would have been less painful for me to remain […]
College, church, your local community, your favorite sports team exist within or as an institution. Over time, institutions corrupt. College has been corrupted by the internet. Its value is network at best, and status at worst. Then, we wait for a new institution to emerge. This will replace an old institution, or replace part of […]