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Phil Manijak
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Wrote an introduction to Secret Project, my startup business, in 500 words or less: http://a.secretproject.org/a-brief-introduction/
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On the nature of work.
Being lost is the only way to be. If you're not lost Feeling lost is Being lost is the only way to be. How can we avoid it, being humans as we are? Our collective memory is an afterthought of the universe. In four generations...
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My response to every shared article on the Internet.
People are figuring it out every night. Over wine, over cocktails, over a few beers. Peace is found, with friends, with our kin. We are made this way. Outside of this environment, in the daylight, we struggle. This has been n...
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I agree follow-through is needed after discussions wherever they take place.
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Thoughts on writing.
Thoughts on writing: With much reading, there comes a desire to write. The head becomes full, and a need to share, reiterate, and convey a sense of worth – and time well-spent – is felt with increasing frequency. There is muc...
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Dear people of the world who design hotel rooms, this is where the power outlets should always be.
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Conclusions so far.

1. Finding the right means is the end. The goal is to find the right means, the best process, for crafting our society in peace. "The end justifies the means" is a falsehood.

2. When confronted with the void of meaninglessness, choose to create something beautiful from your point of view. 

3. Experts are rare. Be aware of this, have an opinion, have a "growth mindset," and build something great.

4. Conflict is a natural element of human behavior. Scarcity is the root of all conflict. If you can resolve a scarcity problem, you can resolve a conflict. 

5. Time is running out for you, but not for the world. We're in this together. Pass the baton. 

Books:
* Switch by Heath 
* The Rebel by Camus
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6. Always have snacks. 
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It's Corvallis Beer Week: http://corvallisbeerweek.org/events/
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I was thinking about what I want to work on next, so I came up with a few questions and wrote them down. 
Let's start with the sun. It creates all the energy we use on our planet. Sure, add background radiation; I guess. And, add the heat from the core; ok. All the energy. Next, we have life on Earth, which, over time, works towa...
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Over the weekend I was writing in a café and came to what I think is a profound conclusion on our need for authority in groups.
It is almost foolish to argue directly with culture. To solve a cultural problem within a generation, or even within a lifetime, is a daunting task. Perhaps our challenge, then, is how to use culture to our advantage, to flip...
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How I started looking into all this stuff.
My neighbor asked me to take a meditation class with her, and I said yes. I'd been curious about it for some time, but I was concerned I'd lose touch with my friends, and society in general, becoming unable to relate with peo...
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Books for spring. 
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New books, recommended by friends. 
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Another good perspective on children is Summerhill. Highly recommend it.
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