How to use habit stacking to build a productive work day

One lesson I find myself learning over and over again is how important implementation intentions are for forming habits. It's a simple premise. If you schedule a time and place for a habit, you're more likely actually do it. The general formula is: At [time/place] I will [behaviour] I first came across this concept in … Continue reading How to use habit stacking to build a productive work day

Why debating is so hard in the age of social media

My girlfriend and I often find ourselves on different sides of political issues. This has led to many a debate. Though we do our best to stay civil (we have a safe word just for debates), these debates can often end with both of us frustrated and grumpy. One potential solution is to stop debating. … Continue reading Why debating is so hard in the age of social media

On maintaining a writing habit

I'm currently trying to build a writing habit. My framework for doing so looks like this: Writing at least one sentence a day (this is my minimum viable habit).Scheduling explicit time each day for writing (see: implementation intentions).Quitting while I'm ahead.Publishing often. My goal is not to write for a living. There seems to be … Continue reading On maintaining a writing habit

The value-alignment problem is already very real

Something we think a lot about at SharpestMinds is how to create an incentive structure that aligns our business goals with the goals of our users. This has led us to embrace income share agreements as a central part of our business model. The ethical implications of AI is something I also think a a … Continue reading The value-alignment problem is already very real