I have done it. We all have. But let’s all be honest with ourselves, name dropping is the worst.
This is a reminder to myself that “showing up is not enough.” I say this, as I have been getting into the habit of going to the gym every morning, emphasizing that merely going through the motions and attending is really just the first of many steps of what it takes to maximize probabilities of success and return.
I came across this phrase the other day that really resonated with me. “Trying to be directionally correct,” the quote read across my co-worker’s bio. I was like…that makes a lot of sense. That is actually exactly what I am trying to do.
It is funny how easy it is to get hypnotized: to get lost in the ideas of other people.
Is the advertising business model fundamentally flawed? This is a question that I, among many others, have been thinking about lately given the recent controversial spotlight shined on several of Silicon Valley’s most prominent internet companies.
In the past 6 months, I would say I have had a fairly large shift in a core opinion of mine regarding how I want to spend my time both today and in the future. I say this with some conviction, but knowing that my opinions will change, as they are opinions after all.
Something I am reminded about more and more is the simple notion of who I should care about. It sounds mundane, and that is because fundamentally deciding who to think about, spend time with, invest in, etc. is a universal task. Everyone does this.
Writing is thinking.
I am not afraid to die. I am afraid to die tomorrow.
I’m back in San Francisco for the summer. This is now 3rd consecutive summer living in the city and interning downtown. I have some general thoughts on how the city has evolved, but I will keep this essay short and to the point.