This is the first in a series of posts exploring & explaining “How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)”, a 2018 Twitter thread by angel investor1 Naval Ravikant that I’ve found to be extremely helpful as I begin building wealth.Continue reading ““How To Get Rich” Revisited”
My friend Paul Lemley & his Digital Authority Group‘s “Legion Media I” portfolio placed a contrarian bet on niche content websites about a year and a half ago, raising hundreds of thousands in investor capital to do so.
I took the opposite bet by following the herd & quietly throwing in the towel on my content website efforts. I still have one site doing 15k/sessions/mo, but I haven’t worked on it in nearly a year. I’ve written about my doubts here already.
The idea that the niche content website model was dying was widely accepted a year ago, at least in my circles.
I now think that he was right to ignore the concerns people have been raising, and that I was wrong. Why? One word: results – both from him, and my own.
This post is about what I’ve learned & what I plan to do with that information.Continue reading “Content Websites Aren’t Dead?”
Reader, I’d like to share three thoughts I had this morning with you.
These ideas are presented as if they’re specific to me, but the takeaways are generalizable for almost anyone. I hope you enjoy.Continue reading “Confidence, Competence, & Gravity”
I take no pleasure in saying this – niche content websites are toast.
I’ve spent well over 1,000 hours of my life creating & growing sites like these as businesses, and I’m frustrated by the conclusions I draw here.Continue reading “Niche Content Sites”
I’m deeply unsatisfied with the life I lead. Some people might find this strange.
I’ve got a girlfriend whom I love, and who loves me back. My income puts me in the top 1% for my age. I live in one of the most vibrant & fun cities in the world.
I’ve attained many of the markers of success that society agrees upon as valid. So why am I not happy?Continue reading “The Journey Forward”
“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is a classic interview question that I’ve had trouble with in the past.
It’s not a terribly complicated question to answer as a 26 year old software engineer, but as my mother knows from my battles with homework, making easy assignments into hard ones is something of a specialty for me.Continue reading “Five Years”
Software engineers often carry a strong disdain for magic.
Ironically enough, this is because they’re in one of the few professions where magic, for most intents & purposes, actually works.Continue reading “Magic”
I’m a tech guy. It’s in my blood.
My father introduced personal computing to his workplace back in 1986.
This workplace, mind you, was a farming & cattle ranching operation in the middle of nowhere. (Nearest to Fresno, in California’s Central Valley).Continue reading “In My Blood”