Almost everyone who does great work toils in relative obscurity. Performance reviews are social fiction. How do people really advance through the corporate hierarchy?
Do the work. That's all the productivity advice you need, and the only useful productivity advice you're ever going to get. You can direct your attenti…
Slava Akhmechet
Suppose there exists a universe with cheap telepathic technology. In this universe anyone can intrude into anyone's mind and plant any thought at zero …
Slava Akhmechet
Read clusters of five books. Visualize clusters as instruments to inspect the world. Collect instruments into a mental lab. Read ~40 pages/day. That's …
Slava Akhmechet
Envy is a bad north star. Spend time with people who don't feel it. Avoid people who do. Pick a mission. Find the equivalent of practicing scales in yo…
Slava Akhmechet
Engineers don't have a daily ritual that reminds us why we got into the field. Without a ritual, the drudgery creeps closer and the vision of the monas…
Slava Akhmechet
Dear friends with fuck you money. It's time we had a talk.
Slava Akhmechet
You see, while we take it for granted now, the year didn't always start on January 1st. Many European countries started the year on some major holy day…
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