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Blog of Brian Crain. Regular short posts on crypto, entreneurship, productivity, meditation & more.

Tennis

I have started playing tennis again. I had played as a child from around 11 until I was 18. I loved it. I loved training, competing and thinking about tennis. I was never great, but tried hard to get better. One thing that I later...

Writer's Block / Unblock

I really enjoyed publishing a few posts a few months ago. I got into a rhythm of putting ideas together and writing blog posts. Writing is quite scary for me, but then it felt liberating to put them out there. I have to accept that...

Radical Transparency

At Chorus One, all information is available to all team members by default. This includes: Cap table and compensationContractsFinancial information (revenues, assets, etc)Interview notesI have been interested in transparency, at least since reading Ray Dalio's book Principles around the time we started Chorus One....

Don't Be a Bottleneck

A simple thing I do that helps me be a more effective CEO is try not to be a bottleneck. It's very easy for a CEO to become a bottleneck. You want to be involved. Feel responsible for everything. Help out. Pick up the things...

Lower Your Standards and Create with Ease

If you want to be effective, it's important to produce at a high rate. It's almost impossible to produce at a high rate, if you are also trying to produce at a high standard. So lower your standards and things become easier. As with many...