Julian Shapiro

Julian Shapiro

How to pace yourself

The danger of pursuing many good projects is not having the time to pursue many great projects.

A rule of thumb: Move slowly when choosing what to focus on. But move quickly once you've decided.

Move slow then fast.

"It's not that I'm so smart. It's just that I stay with problems longer."

—Albert Einstein

Bloggers who post frequently (say, twice weekly) are rarely worth reading consistently.

I read for insights. And no author can generate profound insights on a fixed schedule.

I seek writers who write a lot but publish a little. When they post, they truly have something to say.

(I noticed this after spotting my favorite bloggers—including Paul GrahamAngela Jiang, and Derek Sivers—post erratically while the newsletter and mainstream writers I often regret reading are posting weekly.)