TruStory

Stop attaching your identity to your ideas

A person's identity is inseparable from their ideas. This is human nature. We construct our identities around our ideas — we become what we believe. But you know what? All too often, people take this too far. They place themselves in a “bubble” and only listen to ideas that reaffirm their own beliefs. Everything else gets dismissed as “false”.

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TruStory

How do you win a Twitter debate?

Do you watch Game of Thrones? In one of the earlier seasons, there's a great quote: “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” Twitter debates are a lot like Game of Thrones — except they're even more vicious. And there's no way to win. You honestly have better odds at winning the lottery, going to Mars, or walking on water.

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Hiring

Junior hires are not worth it

I've heard a lot of founders say this in the past. Do you agree with this sentiment? I disagree—junior hires can indeed be worth it. Although, there is a HUGE caveat. Allow me to elaborate...

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Life

Criticism is the easy part

Last weekend, I tweeted something that struck a nerve. It took me a total of 10 seconds to draft that tweet. But the lessons it left me with were priceless.

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Life

Come with me

Building a company stretches me beyond my imagination. Every day is filled with extreme ambiguity, extreme fear, and extreme joy, somehow all at once. The things I learn and do every day are…

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Blockchain

Let’s Take a Crack at Understanding Distributed Consensus

Blockchains have forced engineers and scientists to re-examine firmly entrenched paradigms in distributed computing. Let’s take a crack at understanding key consensus algorithms — and why they matter.

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