This subby’s dedicated to highlighting the amazing words my brilliant writer friends strung together this year. They’re all insanely talented and I owe them a lot. Here’s to another year of manic texting, rabid researching, cheetah-speed gdoc animal’ing, and lots and lots of word whittling. Enjoy the bountiful idea cornucopia below :)
Anna-Sofia Lesiv: Criticizing Computers
Brie Wolfson: Notes on “Taste”
Devon Zuegel: What Startups Can Learn From Pirates About Compensation
Erik Torenberg: There’s Just too Many Damn Elites
Linus Lee: Resonant
Nadia Asparouhova: Cultivating Agency
Nicola Buskirk: The Sugar Babies of Stanford University
Tyler Angert: Foundational Skills for Digital Creation
Santi Ruiz: Are Love and Partiality the Same Thing?
And finally, my fav 5 Mind Muds of 2022 (by yours truly)
Crucify Me by Brockhampton (song)
RIP my boys but TY for sending off with this banger.
N Side by Steve Lacy (song)
Fav song of 2022.
Angelo Badalamenti explains how he wrote Laura Palmer's Theme in Twin Peaks
Didn’t know I needed this context on one of my fav soundtracks but I did.
Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned by Kenneth Stanley and Joel Lehman
Fun study that disputes the value of having objectives in entrepreneurship.
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
*Amazing* cliffhanger of a book packed with complex, highly hatable characters.
The Power Law by Sebastian Mallaby
Hands-down best history of VC book — described in riveting and playful detail.
But a curiosity of my type remains after all the most agreeable of all vices — sorry, I meant to say: the love of truth has its reward in heaven and even on earth.
— Beyond Good and Evil by Nietzsche