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Welcome to the profile of the guy who wannabe your favorite bald writer.

Nabil is a 29-year-old who lives near Paris. He loves three things. Tina, food, and decentralization. When he’s not eating, Nabil writes a lot of crap and publishes the least crappy of it.

Wait, why is he talking about himself in the third person?

For some reason, Nabil believes that great writing involves less “I” and more “You.”

Anyway, here’s what seems to be his best work so far.

Entrepreneurship

Wealth building


Fearless to dream big, laser-focused on the now

Left to right: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

When people talk about Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, they often put them against each other in some (stupid) competition. Who’s richer, smarter, funnier?

Sure, those comparisons can be hella entertaining but they miss the point.

The duo has strikingly similar ways of approaching problems and making decisions, meaning there’s a pattern we can steal and replicate. Here it is.

Musk and Bezos think like they cook

Have you heard of First Principles Thinking? It may sound intimidating but it’s just a fancy way to say “think like you cook.”

The idea is to break a concept down to its fundamental ingredients then reassemble them from the…


Deepfake is a terrifying sexual harassment weapon

Original photo: Sound On/Pexels

You’re probably familiar with apps like Photo Lab. You hop in, upload a selfie, then wait a few seconds only to find yourself marveling at what you’d look like in a comic book or an ancient painting.

Now picture a similar app but instead of a cute portrait, you get a porn clip with you as one of the actors. The tagline? “Turn anyone into a porn star with one click!”

Oh come on, you might think. Cut the scary far-fetched dystopian bullshit. Except, there’s zero bullshit involved. MIT Technology Review recently reported that such an app exists. …


When employees feel valued, they add more value.

Dan Price and Rosita Barlow. Original picture from Facebook.

It was a regular day for Rosita Barlow until her boss walked in and noticed a training textbook on her desk. Dan immediately pulled a confused face which made Rosita’s heart jump to her throat. It was time to talk.

Turns out she had been spending every weeknight at a nearby McDonald’s trying to scrape together a few extra bucks. Her $30k salary was barely enough to cover rent in Seattle let alone pay back a heavy student loan. On her worst days, Rosita had to line up at a food bank.

Astonished, her CEO asked how much she’d need…


Featuring Altos Labs, the reverse-aging startup that’s dead serious about eternal youth

Jeff Bezos — Source

Space has always felt like the final frontier for humans. But after billionaire turned it into a destination for tourists, it started to appear within reach. And so, one can’t help but wonder: What’s next?

“Given our past record and our current values, humanity’s next targets are likely to be immortality, happiness and divinity,” Yuval Noah Harari wrote in his book Homo Deus. “We will now aim to overcome old age and even death itself.”

The prediction Harari made in 2015 turned out to be exactly right. Becoming Godlike or Homo Deus has entered the agenda of the world’s richest…


Revealing what I learned from 14 months in the game

A picture of a young woman with paint on her face squatting and smiling.
Original photo by Ali Pazani — Altered on Fotor

There’s a ton of intellectualized bullshit in content creation. You often hear things like “Find your Why” or “Build an authentic personal brand” or “Repeat 32 positive affirmations in front of your bathroom mirror.”

Sure, these sentences sound fancy but they lack a crucial ingredient. Practicality. Like how could you actually distinguish yourself among a sea of other creators? Without relying on luck, of course.

This article is an attempt to answer that very question. It’s distilled advice from 14 months of steady growth that’s based on exactly zero massive hits.

Ready?

Put together a freaking freebie

I don’t know you but I’m 100% sure…


The fragile breaks — the resilient resists — the antifragile gets stronger.

“Hercules and the Hydra from Lerna” — Source: Wikimedia Commons

“The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Badass quote, but what exactly is antifragility?

It’s a concept coined by mathematician and philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb who explained that antifragility seems intuitive until you take a moment to think about it.

Say you’re about to send a gift to your parents, say, a beautiful Japanese vase that would look perfect in their living room. In the post office, you pick up a box labeled “Fragile — please handle with care,” written in red letters.

We all know it doesn’t take much for porcelain to break into a thousand pieces.


A powerful concept every online entrepreneur should know

Photo by John Rae Cayabyab from Pexels

Talent Stack is a fancy way to say “Combine a bunch of ordinary skills in a way that makes you extraordinary.”

The term was coined by cartoonist Scott Adams who happens to be a great example of talent stacking.

Adams is by no means exceptional at any particular skill. But he can draw a little bit, he’s decent at writing, and he knows how to crack a joke. You put these three together and you get Dilbert, one of the most iconic cartoons of all time.

Dilbert is a comic strip featuring the dark side of corporate culture —…


Yes, ninety freaking five percent

Original photo by Lay Low from Pexels

I don’t know about you but I’m more likely to go for a run when a friend is waiting for me down the street. For me, accountability is like an invisible hand that pushes me to act — and apparently, it can push you too.

The American Society of Training and Development claims you’re 65% likely to hit your goal when you have an accountability partner. Make that 95% if you meet with your accountability partner on a regular basis.

Holy freaking shit. Okay. But how does this actually work?

The perfect recipe for accountability

You’ll need two ingredients.

The first is to find the…


Numbers never lie

A picture of a young woman holding books in front of a black board.
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

Humans evolved to do math. We have specific brain regions dedicated to numbers and calculations. The latter was useful for our ancestors to split the apples with their fellow cavemen, and estimate if they could cross the jungle before nightfall.

As centuries rolled by and our science got better, we started to use math for more sophisticated purposes. Below are three and a half math principles that will help you become smarter in business.

Probability, Baseline, and Estimations

Probability is a branch of mathematics designed to calculate the likelihood of an event. …

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