- $575K of books sold. $575K to save lives.
- The joy and freedom of harmlessly upsetting social norms
- Why I let go of my U.S. citizenship
- the Michael Browne suits
- Curve into the target
- Thinking something nice about someone? Tell them.
- 50 conversations in Bangalore and Chennai
- Explorers are bad leaders
- Travelling just for the people
- Want anonymity? Make a persona not a mystery.
- I want to lose every debate.
- Conversations with Tyler Cowen
- Reading the Bible start to finish
- Make believe
- Daily run, part two
- Static HTML comments
- Daily run, part one
- Your explanations are not true
- Shortest date, and ketchup
- full-length videobook for “Your Music and People”
- Anything You Want — third edition for 2022
- Scuba, panic, empathy
- Writing one sentence per line
- The joke that changed my life
- Find a good available .com domain
- Travel is best with young children
- Short URLs: why and how
- Ancestors, Luck, and Descendants
- Why I left America
- Write plain text files
- Generate unique random values directly in the database
- Database triggers to clean text inputs
- Database functions to wrap logic and SQL queries
- Database trigger recalculates totals, for data integrity
- About my book notes
- Considerate book pricing
- How many pets do you have?
- $250K books sold. $250K to save lives.
- Time is personal. Your year changes when your life changes.
- Experiments in music and life
- Writing daily, but posting when ready
- How I got rich on the other hand
- Podcast published today
- When in doubt, try the difference
- Why experts are annoying
- What you learn by travelling
- PostgreSQL example of self-contained stored procedures
- Mastery school
- Monthly self-expansion project
- Living according to your hierarchy of values
- How to ask your mentors for help
- When you win the game, you stop playing
- Digital pollution
- Cut out everything that’s not surprising
- Heed your fears
- Daydreaming is my favorite pastime
- Where we do and don’t want automation
- Human nature to focus on the one bad thing
- Back and forth between super-hot and super-cold
- Err on the side of action, to test theories
- Blowing off work to play
- What happens when we ignore plans?
- Tour -isms
- Daydreaming the downside, for once
- Where to find the hours to make it happen
- Your heroes show which way you’re facing
- Don’t quote. Make it yours and say it yourself.
- Have a private email account
- Future posthumous autobiography
- Cross the world four times
- What I did belies why
- Would you make your art if you were the last person on earth?
- Travel without social praise
- Travel without a phone
- My old clothes don’t fit
- Doors and windows and what’s real
- I’ve moved from New Zealand to Oxford England
- Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals
- The art of selfishness
- You don’t need confidence, just contribution.
- If you’re not feeling “hell yeah!” then say no
- About this book
- OpenBSD : why and how
- Moving for good
- Why I’m not on Facebook
- Detailed dreams blind you to new means.
- Include everyone in your success.
- My writing process
- Keep in touch.
- Be an extreme character.
- Get specific!
- What it means to be resourceful
- Rock stars have a boss?
- Never wait.
- The higher the price, the more they value it.
- Creative communication
- Considerate communication
- Get personal.
- Pedestals prevent friendships.
- Use the internet, not just companies.
- Move to the big city.
- Why you need a database
- Shed your money taboos.
- Pricing philosophy
- Art doesn’t end at the edge of the canvas.
- It’s hard to get off stage.
- “Marketing” just means being considerate.
- Repeatedly follow-up to show you care.
- Unlikely places and untangled goals
- What are the odds of that?
- Parenting : Who is it really for?
- To hone your writing, hire a translator.
- Ego is the Enemy
- Actions, not words, reveal our real values
- Think like a bronze medalist, not silver
- Art is useless, and so am I
- Quitting something you love
- Solitary socialite
- Frequently Asked Questions
- How to do what you love and make good money
- Tilting my mirror (motivation is delicate)
- Why are you doing?
- I’m a very slow thinker
- Keep earning your title, or it expires
- When you’re extremely unmotivated
- Don’t add your two cents
- Possible futures
- Singing the counter-melody
- How to stop being rich and happy
- How to be useful to others
- How to thrive in an unknowable future
- What to do when you get successful
- How to get rich
- How to like people
- Do this. Directives — part 1
- Don’t start a business until people are asking you to
- Interviews at sive.rs/i
- Why I don’t promote
- Happy, Smart, and Useful
- Assume men and women are the same
- Beware of advice
- Overcompensate to compensate
- How to take a compliment
- Why I don’t want stuff
- Should you learn programming? Yes.
- Switch strategies
- The /now page movement
- Relax for the same result
- Saying no to everything else
- “Just tell me what to do”: compressing knowledge into directives
- Simplify: move code into database functions
- Getting out of a bad state of mind
- How to change or build your career
- Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset
- I love being wrong
- You can afford to be generous
- Lose every fight
- Every interaction is your moment to shine
- Customer service is everything
- The philosophy of great customer service
- Loving what I used to hate
- The Meaning of Life
- Change careers like Tarzan
- What if you didn’t need money or attention?
- How will this game end?
- Imitate. We are imperfect mirrors.
- Understanding Vietnam
- Understanding Singapore
- Understanding Indonesia
- Understanding Japan
- Same word. Different places? Different meanings.
- Wood Egg 2014 books are on sale now
- Jac Holzman
- Why am I here?
- Why my code and ideas are public
- OK Milt, I’ll start writing again
- Fragile Plan vs Robust Plan
- Wood Egg (my new company)
- Some will always say you’re wrong
- No rules in this game
- Seeking inspiration?
- The Great Movies
- Human Intervention as a Competitive Advantage
- It’s all who you know?
- Focus, entertain, or both?
- Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software
- Everything is my fault
- You don’t have to be local
- Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone.
- Smart people don’t think others are stupid
- Advice on moving to Los Angeles
- Friends from memory
- The co-op business model: share whatever you’ve got
- 232 sand dollars
- Procrastination hack: change “and” to “or”
- You make your perfect world
- Delegate, but don’t abdicate
- Make it anything you want
- It’s about being, not having
- Prepare to double
- It’s OK to be casual
- Little things make all the difference
- The most successful email I ever wrote
- Like you don’t need the money
- Care about your customers more than about yourself
- You don’t need a plan or a vision
- Why no advertising?
- Proudly exclude people
- Formalities play on fear. Bravely refuse.
- Start now. No funding needed.
- The advantage of no funding
- Just like that, my plan completely changed
- If it’s not a hit, switch
- This ain’t no revolution
- A business model with only two numbers
- Make a dream come true
- Just selling my CD
- What’s your compass?
- Ten years of experience in one hour
- Anything You Want (my first book)
- Projecting meaning
- Fish don’t know they’re in water
- Don’t be a donkey
- I moved to Singapore
- Any questions?
- There’s no place like home
- Delegate or die: the self-employed trap
- Obvious to you. Amazing to others.
- Why wreck a blank canvas?
- The day Steve Jobs dissed me in a keynote
- KarmaList wishlist?
- Valuable to others, or only you?
- Quit quirks when working with others
- My loss
- I assume I’m below average
- How to get hired
- How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen
- After fifteen years of practice
- How I became Ryuichi Sakamoto’s guitarist
- Naïve quitting
- Thursday = Thor’s day
- A real person, a lot like you
- Flip it in your favor.
- First Follower idea is all yours
- First Follower: Leadership Lessons from a Dancing Guy
- Don’t punish everyone for one person’s mistake
- There are always more than two options
- Big catalog = infinite specialty shops
- Papa Bill: I don’t need to worry about you.
- Put buskers online
- "Online" marketing = "Color" TV
- Why I gave my company to charity
- There’s no speed limit
- Shine a spotlight on one idea at a time.
- The challenge: Don’t speak in future tense.
- Trust, but verify
- Let pedestrians define the walkways
- Fela Kuti
- Confidence required
- If you think you haven’t found your passion…
- Doesn’t feel like work (or I’ve forgotten)
- Learning the lesson, not the example.
- How I knew I was done with my company
- You should feel pain when unclear
- How do you grade yourself?
- Not happy with existing venues? Make a new one.
- What’s the difference between like, love, and in-love?
- If only one percent of those people…
- Does your company really want to hang out with me?
- Venue for audience to mix their own audio
- Emphasize meaning over price.
- Is there such a thing as too much freedom?
- Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don’t fight it.
- Imagining lots of tedious steps? Or one fun step?
- Does it help to be desperate? Part 2
- Does it help to be desperate?
- Climbing ladders
- My heroes
- Kurt Vonnegut explains drama
- How to send personalized emails
- What do you hate not doing?
- Musician’s own website as definitive source of all info
- No yes. Either HELL YEAH! or no.
- A computer that would require kids to be creative to use it
- I miss the mob
- Listen to my music, and let me know what I should do
- The power of no reward
- The mirror: It’s about you, not them.
- Semi-experts: profit by saving us time
- Nothing to waste: The advantage of being under-funded
- Version 0.1 = Start lo-fi
- Early drafts of great work are encouraging
- Doing the opposite of everyone is valuable.
- Japanese addresses: No street names. Block numbers.
- Customers given too many choices are 10x less likely to buy
- Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them
- That’s version infinity. First launch version 0.1.
- Show success before asking for help.
- Why you need your own company
- MusicThoughts update : inspiring quotes for music-makers
- How to make a movement. Lessons learned from dancing guy.
- Are you present-focused or future-focused?
- You have enough.
- Some people like to pay. Let them.
- Are fans telling friends? If not, don’t promote.
- The security of no security
- What super-power do you want?
- You need to be profitable to last.
- My $3.3M mistake
- Have you looked under the chickens?
- Not what it used to be!
- Character predicts your future
- Sammy Cahn said thank you
- Goals shape the present, not the future.
- Aimee Mullins
- Accelerate change
- My favorite fable
- What do you do for feedback on a new song you’re writing?
- Ideas to Reality
- A free, open song contest idea
- Advice for a 19-year-old guitarist who wants to be a session musician.
- Don’t... if you think it’s going to make you happy
- Getting past it
- Assume nobody is going to help you.
- Happiness is letting someone make you the villain
- How to attend a conference
- Make mystery : make people wonder.
- Real rebellion is going to school wearing a clown suit
- This is just one of many options
- Are foreign accents a reflection of identity?
- Nobody knows the future, so focus on what doesn’t change.
- The Grand Pursuit
- Uncomparable: anchor a new mama
- Are you at the starting line or the finish line?
- Mastering entrepreneurship?
- Small actions change your self-identity
- 6 things I wish I knew the day I started Berklee
- Reversible business models
- Bye-Bye, Baby!
- Ah, to own nothing!
- Songwriters who don’t perform
- A Musician’s Advice About the College Market
- Selling music by solving a specific need
- How was India?
- Don’t promote until people can take action.
- two three four ONE, two three four ONE
- Aim for the edges.
- Restrictions will set you free.
- Eliminating the time between thinking something and doing it
- If I had a record label, would you be signed to it?
- Circle of influence — Circle of concern
- Piracy is not the problem
- What should I do when someone says, “Let me know what you think!” of their music?
- Never have a limit on your income.
- Whatever scares you, go do it
- Happy 10th Birthday to CD Baby — and an announcement
- The strength of many little customers
- The public you is not you
- 7 reasons I switched back to PHP after 2 years on Rails
- Ideas are just a multiplier of execution
- Compass in your gut
- Ignore advice that drains you.
- Stay in over your head
- You don’t get extreme results without extreme actions.
- Be a competent novice, not an expert.
- Have someone work the inside of the industry.
- Assume the basic sale, and go for quantity
- Get rejected, get filtered.
- Photos of your audience on your website
- Put your fans to work.
- Call the destination, and ask for directions.
- Your interactive website
- Promo bits, ready to copy
- Or you can not talk at all.
- Describe your music like a non-musician.
- Without a good reason, they won’t bother.
- Hillbilly Flamenco
- Don’t know how to describe your music?
- Make people curious in one sentence.
- When your music can’t speak for itself
- Shining example: Rayko
- Life is like high school.
- Small gifts go a long way.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for favors.
- Always think how you can help someone.
- Meet three new people every week.
- Stay in touch with hundreds of people.
- Persistence is polite.
- Don’t be a mosquito.
- Every breakthrough comes from someone you know.
- Captain T
- Business is creative.
- This is only a test. See what happens.
- Direct it yourself.
- Was 10%, now 90%
- A good plan wins no matter what happens.
- Test marketing
- Well-rounded doesn’t cut.
- A hundred actors on stage
- Don’t try to sound big.
- Touch as many of their senses as you can.
- People search harder for the obscure.
- If you target sharp enough, you will own your niche.
- The most expensive vodka
- Proudly exclude most people.
- A curious answer to the most common question
- Use the tricks that worked on you.
- Constantly ask what they really want.
- How to get through the gates?
- It’s just people inside the machine!
- Some quick context for these stories
- What’s inside this book