I’m R and this newsletter is a personal journal of sorts that aggregates various thoughts I’m grappling with during the day (mainly business and food). I often won’t have a firm view point and would be happy for discourse. Join me in my search for frameworks and enduring insights to live a good life.

About Me

I grew up in a suburb barely outside of NYC. Went to college in NYC. Now I work in NYC. Despite being within 30 miles of where I was born, I’ve been lucky to have seen much of the world and live abroad for extended periods of times in different cultures.

I believe many in the US have a very US-centric view—more people could do with a wider worldview and take life a bit less seriously. I further believe one of the best ways is to cut the noise and focus on signals by finding core tenets that won’t shift (Google’s was once “Don’t be evil”).

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About this project

Moreover, life is not long enough; — human nature desires quick results, there is a peculiar zest in making money quickly, and remoter gains are discounted by the average man at a very high rate.

— John Maynard Keynes

Life is short. Our monkey brains always wants the shiniest thing. That short-term thinking makes playing the game of investing quite difficult for the average man (me).

The game of professional investment is intolerably boring and over-exacting to anyone who is entirely exempt from the gambling instinct; whilst he who has it must pay to this propensity the appropriate toll.

— Keynes (Again…)

At the same time, I’m very lucky I get to play the game for a living, so why not try and get better at it?

We’ll explore decision making, business strategy, and pretty much anything else this monkey brain is thinking about.

Please don’t take anything I write too seriously, we’re here to learn, grow and ultimately live a “good life”. Although I’m a “professional”, I’m still young and make many mistakes. Nothing here is investment advice or any type of advice. This is my way of making sense of the world, I hope you may learn something from it too.

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Thoughts that needed an outlet while searching for lasting insights