Rejection Therapy: How to Lose Your Fear Article Written By Chris Hugh If there’s one lesson I’ve learned early on, it’s that success depends on you. You’ve got to get out there and hustle and make your own opportunities, but that takes a certain amount of fearlessness. How can you develop the character to become successful? `1
If you won the lottery today, how many long lost relatives (that you don’t recall) would come out of the shadows of your family tree to test the generosity of their favorite relative? I’m willing to bet a few. Now if your startup received a $5MM Series A investment from a venture capital firm, how many developers (that you can recall) would come out of the shadows of the internet and claim to be your startup’s long lost founder? The answer to this question depends on how well your startup secures its intellectual property.
(No joke. This is actually how I deal with Lawyers. This isn’t just theory, this is my experience.)
The Singularity in Our Past Light-Cone Attention conservation notice : Yet another semi-crank pet notion, nursed quietly for many years, now posted in the absence of new thoughts because reading The Half-Made World brought it back to mind. The Singularity has happened; we call it "the industrial revolution" or "the long nineteenth century". It was over by the close of 1918 . Exponential yet basically unpredictable growth of technology, rendering long-term extrapolation impossible (even when attempted by geniuses )? Check.
I've been an observer of politics and people for the last thirty years or so. Ever since I was a teenager, I've been interested in how groups of people get together, make decisions, and make progress. What structures work better than others? How is it that some small number of people effectively control much larger groups?