Own up to your mistakes

I posted earlier this week how I was 100% focused on Examine.com for the indeterminate future.

Here’s something we just released today that I’m super proud of: Our Mistakes.

Inspired by GiveWell, we are publicly disclosing the mistakes we’ve made, and our progress in fixing those mistakes.

Check it out: https://examine.com/about/our-mistakes/

Posted on February 27, 2020 | Comments | Permalink

Find A solution.

There’s a big difference between ‘a’ solution and ‘the’ solution.
Far too many people obsess over “the.”
Try to find ‘a’ more often instead of always going for the best.
Posted on February 05, 2020 | Comments | Permalink

Always seek an opposing view

I’m a firm believer in not only being cynical (from a perspective of logic), but also to actively seek criticisms on any theories or principles you are considering (or hold dear).

Underrated? Wikipedia. Almost any fleshed out page will have a section on criticisms, and reading those is a great way of getting viewpoints you may not have considered.

Posted on February 04, 2020 | Comments | Permalink

LTV for a brand can be tough…

Customer bought a product from us Oct 2013. Spent $40.

Came back yesterday and bought two products from us. Spent $130.

User behavior is endlessly fascinating…

And how do you figure a 6+ year gap into LTV?!

Posted on February 03, 2020 | Comments | Permalink

Opportunity trumps all.

I’m from Kashmir.

This is the reality many people world in.

This is why I keep harping on how much opportunity matters in being successful.

Best thing I ever did was somehow get born to the right pair of humans that moved my ass out.

(Message sent to Taylor Jacobson of Focusmate)

Posted on January 29, 2020 | Comments | Permalink