Hidden Ambition

We’re scared of losing, but we’re terrified of being called a loser. We grew up watching elementary school bullies pick on the “nerds”. If you’re like me, you were usually the target of the teasing. It’s easy to internalize the idea that being ambitious isn’t cool. Social media is full of bullies making fun ofContinue reading “Hidden Ambition”

You Have To Make Life Meaningful

They’ll summarize your life into a few words, sentences, or paragraphs. The family you created, the friends you made, the things you did. In those words are the meaning of your life. Life’s secret is that these words aren’t predetermined. We get to pick these words through our actions now. We have to make ourContinue reading “You Have To Make Life Meaningful”

Utopic Club

๐ŸŒŽ Changing the world. ๐Ÿš€ Ideas for new inventions. ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ฌ Science that saves lives. ๐Ÿ’ธ Maximizing effective altruism. Examples: Platonic Academy, Bloomsbury Group, The Factory. What clubs like this exist now? It’s easy to predict that an ambitious project will fail. We choose to be optimistic not because it is easy, but because it isContinue reading “Utopic Club”

Pax Internet

Old: Convince governments, and people will follow. New: Convince people, and governments will follow. When President Zelenskyy posts videos online, his audience isn’t just his citizens and his enemies. We’re all his audience. We’re all his potential supporters. The power of enough people supersedes the power of any government. China, India, USA, North Korea, andContinue reading “Pax Internet”

Everyday Activism

I want to inspire more people to help solve the World’s Biggest Problems. We need the support of millions of people to enact these solutions. No contribution is too small! You can make a big difference by encouraging people to be more ambitious. That’s what the elite want you to think. The truth is anyoneContinue reading “Everyday Activism”

The 2 Types of Independents

Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Summary: Moderate Independent: Unify the two moderate Democratic + two moderate Republican lanes. Populist Independent: Unify the two populist Democratic + two populist Republican lanes. Background: 4 Types of Democrats + 4 TypesContinue reading “The 2 Types of Independents”

Founder Accelerator

Think: Thiel Fellowship for 23+ year olds. Give founders 1+ years of freedom to work full-time on their next startup idea. This is Personal Capital. Old Model: Insight โ†’ Funding New Model: Funding โ†’ Insight Solve their money problem so founders can focus on the Worldโ€™s Biggest Problems. Coach founders through their idea mazes. Build rapidContinue reading “Founder Accelerator”

Best Quotes From Steve Jobs’ 1982 Speech to the Academy of Achievement

Notes: Neil: This speech was given by then 26-year-old Steve Jobs as an acceptance speech to the Academy of Achievement, which is a broader version of the Academy that gives out Oscars. This Steve Jobs is at the top of his first mountain; everything is seemingly going right. (He is fired from Apple just threeContinue reading “Best Quotes From Steve Jobs’ 1982 Speech to the Academy of Achievement”