The Leaf Node

For Curious Lifelong Learners

A Newsletter About Getting to the Bottom of Things.

A place where I share everything I learn.

My key takeaways from books and other high-quality, long-form content I consume as well as personal insights I gain from business experiments.

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For Makers on a Journey From Employee to Entrepreneur

Who are you?

I'm a software engineer on a journey to figure out how people work (which is not the same as how computers work, it turns out) in the context of building and operating businesses.

What Things?

Other than the tiny goal of figuring out how people work? Focusing on core meta-skills for entrepreneurs: Effective writing, design, marketing, copy-writing, pricing, evaluating ideas, etc.

Why get to the bottom of things?

I like details. I believe details are important. I find high-level answers and hand-wavy advice unsatisfying. Startup and business books are nice, but intuitive understanding comes from experience, doing experiments, debugging result. From asking questions and digging for answers until you get to some fundamental truth (usually about human nature). This is what I share in The Leaf Node.


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