Lasts

I recently came across this concept of imagining that what you are doing, it’s the last time you do it, even when it’s probably not. The idea is to do this a few times a day, no matter what you’re doing. I’m intrigued by what this has done with me …

For every user

TikTok makes one dollar per user, Twitter makes five, YouTube makes seven, and Facebook and Instagram make nine. TikTok is doing the worst. But is it? The point is, the system of ads is broken and was already a long time ago. People are done with in-your-face – experience interrupting – ads, and TikTok is one of …

Crossing a line

Some lines aren’t crossed easily. Some are crossed without any effort. After we’ve crossed a line, it’s often easier to cross it again. And again. Until you even cross it without knowing there used to be a line. What brings you joy and wisdom in life is to review and …

A rational argument

Taken apart from the emotional part, we can rationally convince people in two ways. Vision or data. Vision is a projection of something imaginary onto the future, getting others to believe it because they see it as well. Data is black/white proof of the past, projected onto the future. Whichever …

Directing the conversation

I’m reading Chris Voss’s book Never split the difference (on negotiating) and today what stuck with me is that you have incredible power in any negotiation when you’re not talking. One very simple thing really blew my mind. If you’re speaking, you have a 0% chance of obtaining new relevant …