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

Generosity and Kindness

At Chorus One, we have had two values on our websites for a while. These are: Radical Truth & Transparency We are committed to understanding reality as it really is.We seek feedback and conflicting views to eliminate the biases within ourselves that distort our...

MEV: Crypto vs TradFi

I have been reading Flash Boys by Michael Lewis and find the similarities to MEV (miner/maximally extractable value) in crypto very fascinating. In both cases, there is a gap between someone sending a transaction and it being finalized. And there is value in that...

Refuge

One of the Buddhist concepts that I find most interesting is the concept of refuge. In the book Turning Confusion into Clarity, Mingyur Rinpoche describes refuge as a "safe haven". Something that provides a sense of security and protection. Understood in this way, everyone has...

Focus vs Exploration

As a company, you can take your existing business and try to make it better. Become more efficient, do it at a larger scale. Or you can explore new ideas. New directions. New problems. Clearly, some balance of both are needed. If you only explore,...

Team Retreats at Chorus One

We're about to start our 13th Chorus One team retreat. Team retreats have been an important part of our culture and how we work together since the beginning. The first one was in April 2018, when Meher and I traveled to Egypt, where the first...