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6/24/2022
23 : 34

Friday Finds (Austin, Basketball, Disney, Art History)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! Speaking of the city, I just published an essay about what it's like to live here. ​ It's one of the most polarizing things I'
6/21/2022
2 : 54

Monday Musings (What's Up with Austin?)

Read in your browser here. ​ Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! The Texas capitol is the subject of today's newsletter because I just published a long-form essay about it. People are always
6/18/2022
0 : 14

Friday Finds (Steve Jobs, Hiring, Churchill, Speeches, California)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from San Francisco! I flew to California for the launch of Tiago Forte's Building a Second Brain book. While out here, I also got to spend a day at
6/14/2022
0 : 44

Monday Musings (The Paradox of Abundance)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, ​ I've been orbiting around some big news for a while, and now I finally get to tell you about it (just some hints though). ​ We're adding rocket fuel to
6/10/2022
23 : 4

Friday Finds (Apple, Asia, Commitment, NBA, Movies)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! I've been orbiting around some big news for a while, and today is the day to finally tell you about it (just some hints though). ​ We
6/6/2022
21 : 14

Monday Musings (Celebrities, Girard, Ads)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! I'm in the best writing groove I've had in years. Something about my recent trip to France injected me with a creative spirit that
6/4/2022
2 : 34

Friday Finds (Girard, Prestige, Singapore, Poetry, Printing Press)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! The first Girard lecture is finally live, and its popularity has already exceeded my expectations. It turns out that people are interested
5/31/2022
1 : 24

Monday Musings (The Craziest Hiring Decision I've Ever Made)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, ​ Greetings from Austin! ​ For the past year, I've been working with Johnathan Bi on a lecture series about the philosopher René Girard. ​ ​We released the
5/27/2022
21 : 34

Friday Finds (Girard, Airplanes, Talent, Gods, Pop Culture)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! It's been a long time coming and the day has finally arrived. The first lecture on René Girard is now live. It's a comprehensive
5/23/2022
21 : 24

Monday Musings (The City-Country Spectrum)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, ​ Greetings from Austin! ​ I'm launching a Write of Passage newsletter. It'll be 100% focused on the craft of online writing. Every edition will be
5/20/2022
20 : 34

Friday Finds (Gardens, Gut Feelings, France, Boeing, Urbanism)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from France! I'm writing from a little chateau in Aix-en-Provence, where I've been following in the footsteps of my favorite Impressionist
5/16/2022
21 : 14

Monday Musings (Imitate, then Innovate, Paris Whispers, Cultural Patterns)

Read in your browser here. ​ Hi friends, ​ Greetings from Paris! ​ This has been one of the most intellectually rewarding trips of my life. The French have an exquisite sense of taste, and hopefully I
5/13/2022
18 : 24

Friday Finds (France, The Louvre, Paris Review, Kendrick Lamar)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Paris! I spent the day at the Louvre, which felt like a real-life Friday Finds. Every room had a luscious new rabbit hole to explore. For me, the
5/9/2022
22 : 24

Monday Musings (Purpose, Ownership, Architecture)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Holland! I'm here to rest and visit family for a few weeks before a crazy work sprint this summer. Let's begin with some Write of Passage
5/6/2022
21 : 24

Friday Finds (Steve Jobs, Sowell, America, History)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! At Write of Passage, we want to hire 10-15 people by September. Most of these are full-time roles. Naturally, we want Friday Finds readers.
5/3/2022
3 : 4

Monday Musings (Learn Like an Athlete)

Read in your browser here. ​ Hi friends, Greetings from Austin! It's been a wild couple of weeks. We've had a pair of Write of Passage retreats in Denver and the Bahamas, and put together an
4/29/2022
20 : 25

Friday Finds (Book, Buffett, Paradise, Art, Learning)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from The Bahamas! We've been on a retreat all week planning the next phase of Write of Passage, so we've basically been without screens all week
4/25/2022
23 : 34

Monday Musings (The Pilot and the Photographer)

Read in your browser here. ​ Hi friends, ​ Greetings from Austin! ​ First, some somewhat secretive news. We're planning to launch a Write of Passage program for high schoolers. It'll be
4/22/2022
23 : 24

Friday Finds (Houellebecq, Magic, Sperm, Songwriting)

Read in your browser here. Hi friends, Greetings from Denver! I just finished two days of planning with the Write of Passage team, and I'm continually amazed by how much more generative you can be
4/18/2022
21 : 4

Monday Musings (The Book You Need to Read)

Read in your browser here. ​ Hi friends, ​ Greetings from Austin! ​ I'm back in that sweet, sweet flow of writing every day, and it's glorious. Because of that, I'm feeling a little