The danger of a single story, separating creation and improvement, on law school, and more bikepacking fun

Dozens of actuated hourglasses filled with sand from the original King Edward Building, now known as cSpace. (2020 – Calgary, Alberta)

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on The Danger of a Single Story

“I recently spoke at a university where a student told me that it was such a shame that all Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had recently read a book called ‘American Psycho’, and expressed that it was such a shame that all young American men were serial murderers

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”

Kevin Kelly’s 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice

“Separate the processes of creation from improving. You can’t write and edit, or sculpt and polish, or make and analyze at the same time. If you do, the editor stops the creator. While you invent, don’t select. While you sketch, don’t inspect. While you write the first draft, don’t reflect. At the start, the creator mind must be unleashed from judgement.”

Bikepacking: Roundabout the Rossland Range

Interested in another vicariously tripping through the Kootenay mountains by bike? Check out the post here, Roundabout the Rossland Range.

Peter Thiel: Comptetion is for Losers

“A track in law school is a low risk track from one perspective, it may still be a very high risk track in the sense that you might not be doing something meaningful with your life.”

This fifty minutes of tech strategy from one of the industry gods is perhaps more informative than a semester long MBA course on the subject