Hi there! I’m John. Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I grew up in Cape Town and I currently live in Munich with my girlfriend and our dog. I’m an actuary at a large European insurer. The product I’m responsible for uses rewards to promote healthier living. In my free time you’ll catch me outdoors. I love trail running and hiking. I write about many things, but the main themes so far are philosophy, stoicism and the creator economy.
Some of my favourite influences on Twitter (should see these names come up in my writing): @paulg @SamHarrisOrg @JamesClear @naval @balajis @jackbutcher @AliAbdaal @patio11 @clairlemon @tomosman @EricJorgenson @packyM
Working on these 12 problems [https://www.johnnicholas.org/writing-12-problems/] . Some of my desired outcomes: * Complement my technical background with writing skills. * Writing for an audience of one, but I hope it adds value to other people's lives. * Expand reach. Instead of emailing the same people at work every day,
Personal guidelines: • Have some fun. Add humour whenever I can. • Be sincere. • Learn in public. Serendipity x connections x just trying = luck. • Document my process, document what I’m learning. • This is for me. Writing for an audience of 1. Build a niche.