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

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...

The Benefits of a Distributed Team

At Chorus One, we have been a distributed company since the start. I was a fan of this model from the beginning. And over time my appreciation of the benefits have only grown. Three benefits stand out to me the most: Limitless Talent Pool We...

Q2 2019: 6-Day Fast

I've been interested in fasting for many years. Around 2010, I read a book called "Eat Stop Eat" by Brad Pilon about intermittent fasting. Afterward, I started fasting for 24 hours once or twice a week. I did that pretty consistently for a few years,...