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Trig points for the soul

When you climb a big hill in the Scottish Highlands, you’ll often find a waist-height concrete pillar waiting for you at the top, as well as the more-expected 360 degree...

Gifted Books 2016

What book did you read in 2016 that was so good you gifted it to others? Responses collected from Twitter and Hacker News. Deep Work The man gives some great...

Are you solving the right problem?

You might remember a chap called Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi from a previous essay I wrote about finding your flow. It’s the kind of name that you don’t forget… even if you...

Confessions of a serial non-finisher

How can you avoid the wandering path of the procrastinator? Find out how to find your sweet spot when it comes to finishing projects, and why following your passion is...

Riding the creative rollercoaster

As you hurtle around the track of a rollercoaster, your body is thrown all over the place, your eyes are squashed into the back of your skull, and your stomach...