- 1,000 True Fans (archive) concept will be useful to anyone making things, or making things happen.
- Becoming a Magician (archive) on how to become a person that your current self would perceive as magical.
- Betting on Things That Never Change by Morgan Housel (archive). In the last 100 years we've gone from horses to jets and mailing letters to video facetime. You can make big, long-term bets on these things that never things, because there's no chance people will stop caring about them in the future. But every sustainable business is accompanied by one of a handful of timeless strategies — read on.
- Don't End The Week With Nothing (archive) is an interesting article by Patrick McKenzie for the entrepreneurial mindset who wants meaning and outsized returns from their efforts. The idea is to work on things you can show, where people can see you, and to work on things you can own.
- Extreme questions to trigger new, better ideas by Jason Cohen is a brilliant article on how to come up with fresh, transformative ideas? (archive)
- How To Be Successful by Sam Altman (archive).
- Paul Graham (Wikipedia)
- Keep Your Identity Small (archive) If people can't think clearly about anything that has become part of their identity, then all other things being equal, the best plan is to let as few things into your identity as possible.
- Life is Short (archive) inspires you to never to waste time on bullshit again. An interesting to read, similar article is by Sam Altman — The days are long but the decades are short (archive).
- Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule (archive)
- Seeking Advice in Startups (archive) is a simple article yet powerful advice. If you have the option or luxury of picking advisors, then find Expert Advisors with a reflective method.
- The Art of Money Getting by PT Barnum is from the 1880s but still valid and holds true today in ways that can help you kickstart shaping your life’s finances from an early age. (archive)
- The Idea Maze (archive) simplifies the idea that the Idea do matter. A good startup ideas are well developed, multi-year plans that contemplate many possible paths according to how the world changes.
- The Most Precious Resource is Agency (archive). Most people live their lives never questioning the scripts that are given to them. Gaining agency is gaining the capacity to do something differently from, or in addition to, the events that simply happen to you.
- You and Your Research by Richard Hamming (archive).