My Favorite Things

Below is a list of my favorite things online; my favorite books are all here.

Right now, disciplines and fields are becoming so fractured, splintering knowledge, and preventing the kind of wisdom and synthesis we need to make discoveries and breakthroughs. Tomorrow's thought leaders are going to be transdisciplinary—able to make connections between disciplines and connect the dots.

Online Reading 📖

Farnam Street - I had "10 Principles to Live an Antifragile Life" on my office door for years.

Hacker News -  A news aggregator frequented by coders, tech-types, and the STEM-minded.

Metafilter - Remember the internet's glory days, when it was populated by nerds who hand-coded their HTML pages? This group sure does.

Pinboard - A social bookmarking site. If you want to find what others think of as interesting, go to You can also combine tags—to discover research tools, try

Psyche - "A digital magazine that illuminates the human condition through psychology, philosophy and the arts." Great source for short films. I'll let the missing Oxford comma go.

The Art of Noticing - Trust me, you need more Rob Walker in your life.

People 🤗

Salman Ansari

Paras Chopra - Inverted Passion is endlessly interesting, always surprising.

Austin Kleon

David Perell

Derek Sivers

Essays 🖋

Motivation Guide

Keep going. Doesn't everyone need a push? A gentle reminder to get cracking on their life goals? Tips for making it easier? Here ya go.