Does Thinking About the Ideal Life Actually Lead to Living One?

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates Do introspective, intelligent people enjoy life more than the masses? Often not. Ben Casnocha wrote this after the death of David Foster Wallace. Awarded the MacArthur genius grant, Wallace was brilliant, but unfortunately, as Casnocha writes: Wallace’s suicide raises for me the question about the correlation […]

How to Figure Out What People Want

The thinking process of most innovators is something like this: Get an idea for what you want to make. Create it. Find someone who wants it. I think any entrepreneur will immediately recognize this is a horrible strategy for starting a business (or making any decision).  By making something before you see any opportunity, you […]