Hi there! I'm John 👋
Welcome to my corner of the internet. I am an actuary & creator on a mission to help more people start creating content online.
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Increasing Your Luck Surface Area
“The amount of luck that you have in life is how much value you create, times how many people you tell about it.” - Patrick McKenzie Doing great work is only half the job. If you want to increase your chances of success (your luck), you need to tell people
The Shift to the Creator Economy
The world is moving from the traditional, institution-based economy to the creator economy. Advances in education and the democratization of technology will change how we work and earn a living. I first came across this idea via a tweet from Naval Ravikant: Eventually, everybody will be in the creator economy.
Soliciting advice from strangers
Or being open to a fresh perspective Once upon a time, there was a boy who set out at daybreak to go fishing. He entered the local harbour with great bravado, already imagining the large bucket of fish he’d bring home to his family for dinner. After setting his
Add Visuals to Your Writing (pt. 2)
Welcome to part 2 of the series! Last week we spoke about the benefits of adding visuals to your writing. Not only for your reader (the point of your essay lands immediately) but also for you as the writer (distilling your thinking, building a brand, increasing your luck and overcoming
Add Visuals to Your Writing (pt. 1)
This is a two-part series that will help you reconnect with your inner illustrator and help you create visuals for your essays. In Part 1, I share: 1. My journey back to creating, 2. The benefits of adding visuals to your writing, and 3. Where to start (which tools you