Addiction and success

Some of the things in our brains and bodies are easy to explain. Others are puzzling. I am not even sure if some research results indicate causation or anecdotal correlation. Judge for yourself. More reading here, here, here, here, here, and here. Things success-oriented people do OK, you have probably seen a ton of success-oriented propaganda. …

Managing impatience

When we cannot wait to do something strange things happen. Usually, we act impulsively, take high or unnecessary risks and miss good opportunities. When we are emotional, we are more animals than humans… Can we fight impatience and become more resilient? More reading here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Impatience is not a …

The mysterious appeal of the low tech and heirloom

There is something incredibly plasticky in modern life. When I was young I really enjoyed the beautiful colors, universal availability, and disposable nature of the things we use. Now, as I get older, I start to focus on other things. Craftmanship and perfection in details, history, and soul. From plastic to virtual products There is …

Minimal viable multitool and too many functions

What is a reasonable minimal viable product? This is open to interpretations. However, it is clear when a product has too many functions to be useful. And some products are probably useful for a couple of functions, but not for everything else they offer. Here I want to discuss some of the multitools we see …

Your most valuable resources: time, money and focus

Personally, we have three convertible resources: time, money, and focus. For each activity, we can choose how much of each to allocate. As a rule, nothing is free… If we do not pay with time and money we pay with focus, for example when we see advertising. I wish there was a general optimization theory …

Memory engram

Most animals do not learn as we do. Their behaviors are guided by powerful instincts. Some instincts are activated by hormones, others are dormant memories encoded on a genetic level. These memories are called engrams, and today I want to explore this subject. For more reading check out here. Memories can be encoded into DNA! …

12 Helpful Tips For Writing a Winning College Scholarship Essay

Winning a college scholarship is far from an easy task. You need to work hard and prove your value. Yes, you’ve got your academic credits on your side. But so do hundreds of other applicants. And they all want the same scholarship. So, how can you stand out? The best chance you’ve got is your …

Allow yourself to rest and boost productivity

This is a bit counterintuitive. When we must be most productive we tend to throw in everything we have and be obsessed about it. Instead, we should calm down, maybe even rest, and be very accurate about how we apply our energy.  I guess it is a bit easier for people trained in some martial …

Success factors

In my endless quest for productivity, I have found multiple success formula by different authors. Here I want to discuss some of the factors involved including the things that I know about them. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. This is a quote of Thomas Edison, maybe the most successful inventor ever, …

Memory formation and consolidation

How are our memories formed? This is a simple question which I cannot answer properly. I will share some of the things I know, and you may probably want to learn more. Instinct vs learning Memories are extremely heterogenic. One way to differentiate memories: separate inborn vs acquired. Some memories were acquired by previous generations …