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- A place to birth heroes, explorers, and virtue. People to lead us into tomorrow.
Steven Pressfield's guide to writing:
- Every work must be about one thing.
- It must have something different about it that catches people's attention immediately, like in one minute.
- Every work must start which something that pushes it along. This must point to the highest part of the story.
- It should follow the parts of the story where things are laid out, put against each other, and brought together through the fight.
- Every person stands for something that is in everyone.
- The person of the story must be the body that is the one thing the work is about.
- Anyone against that person also stands for what is against the one thing the work is about.
- The fight is about the one thing the work is about.
- The highest part of the story settles the one thing.
- Comment on Navy vs Air Force command attitude: "can you help me with this" vs "do that or else"
On Value Proposition:
- How will this help the customer move forward on their path? Where are they headed? What would be helpful to go where they're going? Where are they, exactly, in place and time? What is the context? Where they are tells a little about where they're trying to go direction.
Whose need? When? In what place and time is it needed? What other feelings come with that need? What will help get them past what's blocking them to where they are going? Why are they doing what they're doing?
- who, while doing what, when, where
- What unmet need or desire is there? What are people doing to meet the need with improvised, patchwork solutions? What do people really not want to do that they feel they have to do? Can we help them avoid that?
- If your product is not meant to be used for a particular path, it's important to let the potential buyer know beforehand.
- What are you trying to move to? What's blocking you? What are the people around you trying to move to? What's blocking them?
- Who is not using your stuff? Where are they trying to go? What could they use from you to get where they're going? Sketch out your customer's struggle to get to where they're going with a storyboard. Look for words that indicate a framing of timing- "every day", "once every two weeks", "because of that I did this", etc.
- What will they have to get rid of to use your way to get past what's blocking them from going further in their path?
- What will mitigate the anxiety of moving to something new?
- When do people actually use what they buy? What's the context of when they use it?
- What's the story of how people will try to go along their path, get blocked, stop what they're already doing to proceed on their path, and use your solution instead?
- New ideas win when they give people an experience they want.
- The frustration at the lack of people's willingness to change contains the key to what they want, and knowing what they want, we can trade that for our growth. collapsed:: true
- A convenient thing about driving on the left side of the road is that the driver is located on the same side of the vehicle that the heart is in the body.
- The religion will need to be a fundamental mechanism from which an astonishing variety of particulars can spring from.
- "One of the strategies single celled organisms use is 'Last in First Out'. If the cell feels sick, the first thing it kicks out is the most recently integrated plasmid."
- Things that are completely stable in our perception disappear. collapsed:: true
- If I had two hundred thousand dollars I would spend 3 hrs a day lifting, 4 hours a day walking around in the mountains, and 4 hours grappling, striking, and working with weapons.
- Potential weapons: collapsed:: true
- Maximalist with opportunity, how? mastery collapsed:: true
- Base= that which helps generate the force to move toward a goal
- A predator needs a prey's flight to stimulate aggression, and aggression to stimulate eating.
- Goat walking is the practice of surviving in a harsh environment, such as a desert, by simply walking around with two female goats. Apparently, one can live off the milk of the goats.
- People need an ideal for tactical movements.
- Friction occurs at the fulcrum, so you need to spend more energy there.
- "An ordinary thief steals like a watch, cloth, bag. A political thief steals your education, your career, your happiness, your joy. The ordinary thieves, they locate any place where they can rob, but the political thieves, they are chosen by us. We vote them. We have chosen our thieves to rob us. We are totally responsible."
Water familiarity requirements:
- 3000m open water swim 50m underwater swim Retrieval of 20lbs weight 2 minutes water tread with weight
Why is JSTOR so frustrating? Have to use it to write this acthitecture paper. Search: I want to search for important usages in research - i.e. "I want a research paper that focuses on Palenque and has an opinion" is basically my criteria now - a perspective piece. JSTOR search is naive and full-text; I will receive literally every essay that has "palenque" and "analysis" (or whatever descriptor I choose to use) as a result, and I have to weed through all of the results to figure out which ones have theses that make particular claims about Palenque.
At the least, if we're going to implement a naive full-text search, I should be able to view results in context - I want to see the 'most significant reference' to Palenque in the text and scan the surrounding paragraph, I want to view the thesis of the work, and I want to be able to assess the 'focus' of a particular article in order to weed out a search result when scanning by it. I want search to be better so that I have to do less work.
- Sent a letter to my MP (via Foxglove) asking where they stand on Palantir getting the contract to run the NHS Federated Data Platform. I find it absolutely abhorrent that Palantir might profit from the administration of NHS patient data. https://www.foxglove.org.uk/2022/11/16/nhs-patient-data-palantir-email-your-mp/