What I Know About Making Money Self Publishing on Amazon

I have four books that I’ve published myself. Three are on Amazon as paperbacks and Kindle, and a fourth is only available on Kindle. Despite all sorts of other projects I’ve worked on, my books represent nearly all of my income. Just ten years ago, before good self-publishing tools became available, this would not have… Continue reading What I Know About Making Money Self Publishing on Amazon

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Debt is the Opposite of Freedom

Most of us, especially people like you who have come to read this blog, value freedom. And not the corndog and bald eagle variety, but the ability to make a wide range of decisions that affect the outcome of one’s life. Freedom may not be everything; the single billionaire can do almost anything he likes,… Continue reading Debt is the Opposite of Freedom

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Decoupling Your Finances

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m pretty frugal. I like spending money on things like the island, travel, and good food, but I also like saving money. I spend very little money frivolously, and don’t have an overwhelming appetite for luxury. I don’t make much money, either. I’m content to have enough income to fund my… Continue reading Decoupling Your Finances

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What I Do When I’m Stuck

A quick little post today on my routine that I go through when I’m stuck. Let’s say that I’m programming and I’m hitting a wall, maybe I’m getting frustrated that I can’t figure something out, and I feel like I’m spinning my wheels. Despite being a supreme genius of the universe, this happens to me… Continue reading What I Do When I’m Stuck

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What Shape are You?

My post before this was a kind of therapy / Buddhism / personal growth kind of deal, but I also spend a lot of time thinking about how to run effective teams and to be a responsible, thoughtful manager of people. It is my work: I am a lead engineer at Bungie, an independent video… Continue reading What Shape are You?

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