Operating Principles

  1. Always add more value than you extract: Never indulge in rent-seeking behaviour, and always add more value than you extract from the friends, colleagues, and partners you spend time with
  2. Spend your time doing things that are meaningful: You’ve hated yourself when you’ve been doing mundane, run-of-the-mill things that a generic smart person can do. Spend your time and energy on things that have a massive impact and that you are uniquely positioned to do
  3. Prioritize long-term sustainability, not short-term cash grabs: Always prioritize what is important for the long-term, instead of the flavor of the month
  4. Have Fun: If you wake up not looking forward to your day for too many days in a row, it’s time to hit the reset button on whatever it is you are doing. This applies to work, relationships, and side-projects
  5. Do not let success in any of work, play, or relationships be an excuse for failure in another area: There is little point in having what seems like a great personal life, but not progressing much in your creative and technical endeavours – you will become antsy after a while. Conversly, there is little point in being extremely productive at work, but having a miserable personal life – you will burn out quickly and feel like shit in the long term

Things I've built

Past side projects

Personal Chronology