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 — 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 week’s Leaf Node, we talked about how to form new habits, by figuring out details upfront, as well as doing trial runs to find  the right habit to commit to. There is a lot of advice specifically  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…