Testing Your Next API with Jest

December 8th, 2020

Setting up a test Next server to write Jest tests for your API.

Getting Started with Next + Jest

December 3rd, 2020

A modular approach to setting up Jest for your Next project.

Anki Everything

November 14th, 2020

How Anki-ing everything has helped me 10x my understanding, memory, and synthesis of ideas from books, articles, movies, and TV shows.

Twilio + Segment is a Facebook-Sized Opportunity

October 25th, 2020

Why Twilio's acquisition of Segment unlocks some serious potential to disrupt not just change how digital relationships are built, but disrupt the broader digital advertising market.

12 Years a Slave

October 11th, 2020

A memoir by Solomon Northup, a free man from New York who was taken captive and sold into slavery for 12 years.

Joy on Demand

September 16th, 2020

How being able to summon joy on demand through mindfulness training is the foundation of happiness and success.

Winners Take All

September 12th, 2020

On the MarketWorld mindset, wealthy elites controlling the narrative around systemic problems, and how we need to change the system to truly solve the issues of inequality that plague society.

Build Your Own Blog Part 1

August 25th, 2020

Part 1 of my two part series on building your own blog. Managing Markdown content and rendering it your blog.


August 13th, 2020

How your limits aren't really limits. Techniques to improve your ability to read, learn, and remember to make you superhuman.

Airtable as a Database

August 6th, 2020

Using Airtable as a database to quickly get a prototype off the ground. Not recommended for production-grade applications.

Next.js from Zero to Production

July 16th, 2020

An overview of getting a Next app off the ground. I go over creating a Next app, making a simple change, and then doing a serverless deploy with Vercel.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

May 13th, 2020

A different take on why you shouldn't care about what other people think about and how greatness is a result from not believing you're great and obsessing over improvement to achieve your aspirations.


May 8th, 2020

How small nudges affect our behavior, both for good and for bad, and how we should be mindful of constructing our environment to nudge us in a positive direction.


April 23rd, 2020

An inside look at one of the most secretive companies in America.

On Investing in People

March 20th, 2020

My thoughts on mentorship, why we need a platform to invest in human potential and how we're building this vision at Edith.

Digital Minimalism

March 12th, 2020

How our phones have replaced solitude and true leisure and strategies to counteract that to change our relationship with our phones.

The Ride of a Lifetime

March 6th, 2020

Bob Iger's story of building a career at Disney (and affiliated companies) eventually becoming CEO and changing the trajectory of the company in the 21st century.

Good to Great

March 5th, 2020

Jim Collins's study of why some companies go from good to great, and some do not, and a framework for understanding the flywheel of greatness.

Shoe Dog

February 20th, 2020

The story of Phil Knight finding his calling selling shoes, never stopping in the face of countless moments of adversity, and building one of the greatest companies ever in Nike.

The Innovator's Dilemma

February 14th, 2020

How successful companies fall to startups not because of poor management, but changing value networks and limitations created by existing processes.

What the Andrew Yang Campaign Meant To Me

February 11th, 2020

How Leverage Divides Us

February 8th, 2020

How a cycle of leverage is dividing our country and some thoughts about bringing our country together based on my experiences in Davenport, Iowa.

The Everything Store

January 16th, 2020

A history of Jeff Bezos and the founding of Amazon, the strategic decisions that made Amazon the tech giant it is today, and how his obsession with the customer revolutionized 21st century retail.

2019 Year in Review

January 2nd, 2020

My reflections on 2019 regarding my personal growth, health, reading, and writing, and what I look forward to in 2020.

One Percent Every Day

July 24th, 2019

How one percent improvements compound into meaningful change. Thinking about one percent activities that you can do on a daily basis.

Lessons from a Year of Work

July 17th, 2019

Reflections from a year of working. Taking care of yourself, leveraging and compounding yourself, and surrounding yourself with interesting people online and offline. Most importantly, taking risks at a young age.

Four Trends of Impactful Individuals

June 20th, 2019

Identity Challenge

May 29th, 2019

Why I'm Voting for Andrew Yang

April 16th, 2019

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