Category: Writing

  • Tasshin Interviews Ben on Strategy

    Tasshin Interviews Ben on Strategy

    This is a rapidfire overview of strategic methods that Tasshin Fogleman and I recorded back in July of 2020. He’s edited it together for the Reach Truth Podcast, which you can check out at his YouTube channel here. I recommend watching the video directly on YouTube, since there are important links in the description that…

  • Anticipatory Awareness and the Election

    Anticipatory Awareness and the Election

    The anxiety I feel about the actions of the Trump administration over the last few years reaches a new crescendo as Nov 3rd, 2020 rolls around. Instead of cycling endlessly through various “what-ifs,” I am going to make use of a technique I teach others, useful for both corporate horizon scanning and personal anxiety management.…

  • Principles vs Context: It’s Not About Choice

    Principles vs Context: It’s Not About Choice

    For Map Camp 2020, I had the absolute privilege of co-delivering a session with Farrah Campbell and Cat Swetel on principles in Wardley Mapping.

  • Ten Heuristics for Bad Times

    Ten Heuristics for Bad Times

    A heuristic is a cognitive shortcut for decision-making. It is not guaranteed to be rational or even correct. It serves only to help you get to “good enough” in the short term. Here are ten to try in bad times…

  • A Broken Compass: Sentiment Analysis in the Tweetstream

    A Broken Compass: Sentiment Analysis in the Tweetstream

    About a year ago, I became acutely aware that my consumption of Twitter was becoming increasingly entangled with elevated levels of anxiety. Twitter has long been a wonderful way to connect with cool people I can’t always see in person, so I didn’t appreciate how my experience with it was souring. I began searching for…