Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself to Code

Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself to Code

Note from the editor: The following is a guest post by Clive Thompson (@pomeranian99), a journalist who’s written about technology and science for two decades. Clive is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. In his guest post, Clive outlines the most important lessons he learned teaching …

The 25 Most-Clicked Links from My Newsletter in 2018

The 25 Most-Clicked Links from My Newsletter in 2018

What do roughly 1.5 million subscribers to my newsletter care about most? Or put another way, if they voted with clicks, what most caught their attention in 2018? The 25 items below are good candidates. They are the most-clicked links from my weekly “5-Bullet Friday” newsletter from January to December 2018. The most popular item received …

How to Say "No" When It Matters Most (or "Why I'm Taking a Long 'Startup Vacation'")

How to Say "No" When It Matters Most (or "Why I'm Taking a Long 'Startup Vacation'")

(Photo: Michael Matti) The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. – Lin Yutang Discipline equals freedom. – Jocko Willink This post will attempt to teach you how to say “no” when it matters most. At the very least, it will share my story of getting there. It’s a doozy. Here’s the short version: I’m …

An Unusual $100,000 Birthday Present (Plus: Free Round-Trip Anywhere in the World)

An Unusual $100,000 Birthday Present (Plus: Free Round-Trip Anywhere in the World)

Turning 38-years young… and still not acting my age. (Photo: Sir Garrett Camp) 38! I’ll turn a glorious 38 soon. It’s going to be a great natal year–I can already feel it. Perhaps it will be good luck for you, too. In this post, I’m giving away a round-trip ticket anywhere in the world. But back …

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic's Story, Six Techniques That Work

How to Cure Anxiety — One Workaholic's Story, Six Techniques That Work

Charlie Hoehn was a full-time employee of mine during the making and launch of The 4-Hour Body. It was an intense period. In this post, Charlie will share his M.E.D. (Minimum Effective Dose) for overcoming anxiety and managing workaholism. There are six techniques in total. If you haven’t already, be sure to read his previous post …

Burning Man Winners and Charity:Water Finalists (Please Vote!)

Burning Man Winners and Charity:Water Finalists (Please Vote!)

Goofing around at Burning Man ’08. Ah, the memories… This is just a quick announcement post. Below, please find the winners of Chip Conley’s Burning Man 2013 contest (See “28 Festivals and 8 Reasons They Can Change Your Life“), as well as the finalists for the Charity:Water roundtrip ticket anywhere in the world. Please vote …