Paul Graham is founder of Y Combinator. Together with Tim Urban, Seth Godin and Derek Sivers these are true artists of the blog format.
“Second order thinking” is a big part of Paul’s approach. Second order thinking is looking for non-obvious rules that improve decision making, efficiency and quality of life. Check out the Python Paradox for an example 😉
Paul’s Essays that have most Impacted My Approach to Life
- How to do what you love?
- Good procrastination and bad procrastination
- The lies we tell our kids, and the lies that our parents told us… and how important it is once in your life to review this set of accepted lies before they mess up your life
- Beating the averages
- Money is not Wealth, and How to Create New Wealth (not take money from others…)
- Relentlessly resourceful
- How to Disagree (a ranking order of methods of refuting the other person’s argument)
Google Based Ranking of Paul Graham Essays
This is an interesting big of research – Colin Wright produced a ranked list of Paul Graham’s essays based on google pagerank.
Check out the Top Trending post on the blog right now…
Who are your favourite Bloggers? What are some specific blog posts that have really impacted your views on the world?
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What are your thoughts?