How To Evaluate Business Ideas [Letter#19]

Hi there! How can we come up with business ideas? And more importantly how do we know if a given idea is a good one? In order to come up with business ideas, we can pay attention to what's missing? What do you need that doesn't exist? What would you…

How Stuff Works - Meditation [Letter#18]

Hi there! Have you been meaning to learn more about a topic but never got around to it as it never felt urgent. Meditation is a topic that falls into this category for me. I'm starting a recurring segment for The Leaf Node called how stuff works. I'll do research…

On Boredom [Letter#17]

An inability to cope with boredom kills more success than any kind of competition." - tiny mba, by Alex HillmanWhat should I work on next? This is a recurring question. When you're building side-projects, how do you decided when to stop working on the current thing and start working on…

What is the Most Direct Way to Make Money? [Letter#16]

There are many ways to make money as an entrepreneur (in addition to being an employee trading hours for a paycheck). Have you ever thought about the most direct way to make money as an individual (legally that is)? There is a way to make money where you don't need…

Reading Mode and Inverse Bookclub [Letter#15]

Hi there! Last week we talked about habits โ€” the importance of thinking through details upfront while forming new habits, and intentionally concluding old habits rather then letting them fizzle out. I will come back to this topic in future issues, as there is more to share. I also received questions…

About Endings [Letter#14]

How to End Habits IntentionallyIn last weekโ€™s Leaf Node, we talked about how to form new habits, by figuring out details upfront, as well as doing trial runs to find ย the right habit to commit to. There is a lot of advice specifically ย focused on starting new habits (especially…

What does Tetris have to do with Learning? [Letter#12]

We all want to learn something. And if you're an entrepreneur (or a software developer) it's your job to learn. We're born with a deep desire and an intuitive ability to learn. But when there are so many topics to learn and an ever expanding source of material to learn…