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Digging the new Instagram video filters! I shot this on my walk this morning.

Solitude is important. It eliminates time pressure and lets your mind run free.

Just went to Genspace in Brooklyn. Went for PCR night and pizza. Check back Thursday for the video.

Just went to Genspace in Brooklyn. Went for PCR night and pizza. Check back Thursday for the video.

Be specific

I was giving my friend advice today about how to go about finding out what she wants to do. It’s important to be specific about what you want to do. Also use language that is specific. If you are vague about an idea or a goal, then you probably don’t really know what you want either. Which is totally fine. If you keep trying, then you might eventually find it. The key is to just keep going and just do it. It’s like iterating on a vague idea, so you can learn more about what you want to do and by building out that idea, you can become more confident in what you want. Just know that when you do know, then what you say will come out specifically and it will not just be vague goals like you want to change the world. More on this later. Just wanted to jot this down while it was still on my mind. Oh yeah, that reminds me. In all the visionaries and entrepreneurs I interviewed, the ones that are influential and have a clear vision of what they are doing, can speak vividly and specifically about how they came up with the idea and where they are going. When jargon starts coming out of their mouth, this gives me signals to know that they probably are doing the business or project for the wrong reasons and probably don’t know where they are going either. 

“You have no responsibility to live up to what other people think you ought to accomplish. I have no responsibility to be like they expect me to be. It’s their mistake, not my failing.”

– Richard P. Feynman

“Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.”

– Richard P. Feynman

The last time I spoke to Mariette DiChristina, the Editor in Chief of Scientific American, I used my iPhone (3 years ago)! I had a tripod and a Canon this time. Our convo still felt the same, centered around why we both like science and telling stories. I walked out with 5 mags, so have plenty of weekend reading to do.

The last time I spoke to Mariette DiChristina, the Editor in Chief of Scientific American, I used my iPhone (3 years ago)! I had a tripod and a Canon this time. Our convo still felt the same, centered around why we both like science and telling stories. I walked out with 5 mags, so have plenty of weekend reading to do.

The best advice I ever got was to just do it. Pick up the camera and just start filming.

The best advice I ever got was to just do it. Pick up the camera and just start filming.

With my former boss Bob Guccione Jr. At The Ace Hotel. Always good to catch up and talk about media.

With my former boss Bob Guccione Jr. At The Ace Hotel. Always good to catch up and talk about media.