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

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,...

Writing Struggle

I started on a dozen different ideas for a short post. None of them really resonated with me. They were too ambitious, or didn't feel pertinent enough. If I will continue doing this on a daily basis, there will be many more occasions like this....

Writing & Marketing

One of my weak areas as a CEO at Chorus One has been that I have been too inward focused. I have focused on strategy, hiring, how the organization should be run, culture and values. But what I have done far too little of is...