Assured Misery

People tend to know what makes them angry with more certainty than what might make them happy. Happiness is complicated because you keep moving the goalposts. Misery is more durable.

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Lessons from the Sea

One of my great privileges is living in Los Angeles, close to the Pacific Ocean. I often swim in the ocean, and thanks to the amazing California weather, I get to do this year-round. The physicality of the practice is one thing, but reflecting on my life, I think I am infinitely more grateful for the lessons it teaches me about perseverance and mental strength.

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How This All Happened

This is a short story about what happened to the U.S. economy since the end of World War II.

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How We Look at Carbon Removal

Climate technologies are all the rage these days, with investors pouring around ~16B into the space through mid-year 2021.

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Defining Success

What does success look like these days?

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Long Live the Library

When you speak to folks with niche passions about how they got into their craft, their stories are often similar.

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An Impact Investing Infographic

Collaborative Fund was founded a decade ago with the mission to support and invest in the shared future.

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Experts From A World That No Longer Exists

The biggest risk to an evolving system is that you become bogged down by experts from a world that no longer exists. The more evolution you have, the more you should expect that expertise has a shelf life.

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The Same Stories, Again and Again

During the depths of the Great Depression in 1932 an Ohio lawyer named Benjamin Roth wrote in his diary:

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Ahead Of The Curve

A friend recently sent me a video of an interview with Tony Hawk. It was from 2009, before the release of what was his latest video game.

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