Most of my essays are about business, education, and what it means to be a citizen of the Internet. These essays are a record of my intellectual quest to make sense of the world. They’re the diary of my contemplative life.
Becoming an educated citizen starts with understanding the lineage of your beliefs. For example, look at this iconic line from one of America’s founding documents:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”
There’s a famous saying in golf: “Drive for show, putt for dough.”
When an airplane falls out of the sky, everybody stops. Families cry. Friends grieve. Journalists race to the scene. And all of us turn to the news.
“I am the Lord your God.” — 1st Commandment
The North Star Podcast is a wide-ranging series of interviews with writers, athletes, and entrepreneurs. Each episode is insight-dense and packed with surprising twists and turns that illuminate the guest’s worldview.
My notebook is where I develop my ideas in public. If my essays are finished paintings, these are my intellectual sketches. They’re a low-stakes place where I share ideas that are longer than a tweet, but too immature for a full-on essay.
The most successful creators tend to define their own subculture instead of molding themselves into existing ones.
Every topic expands once you start writing about it.
Like Soulja Boy, if you want to start creating but don’t know where to begin, start with curation.