Kent de Bruin


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Building up the habit

Joined 24 February 2019.

Total writing: 88 days.

Current streak: 16 days.

Total word count: 44279 words (503 words on average per post)

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The Real-life RPG ~ (1/N)

1 week ago, for day 13 by Kent de Bruin

On Twitter I see more and more people sharing their goals and habits publicly. They review the past year, think about the next one and finally set specific goals, rules and habits. I love reading these because it gives a unique insight into the thought process of ambitious individuals. After...

Thinking About Goals

1 week ago, for day 12 by Kent de Bruin

How can we create systems to support people in reaching their goals? A lot of people set goals at the beginning of the year. Most people however are notoriously bad in actually reaching them. That's why January is the busiest month in the gym and December the exact opposite. I...

List of Goals, Habits & Rules for 2021

1 week ago, for day 11 by Kent de Bruin

Goals ███ ████████ ~ ██ ██████ ███ ██████ ███ Publish 6 long-form research essays ~ This is my most important professional goal. I believe that writing on the internet has so much leverage power in all sorts of ways. Publish 12 times on ██...

Habits & Accountability

2 weeks ago, for day 10 by Kent de Bruin

To make meaningful progress on my goals I believe that two things really help: creating habits and forcing accountability. Habits To make progress on your goals you need habits. Habits are the forcing function that will move your work forward. Without them you are looking at a metaphorical mountain...

How to win from artificial complexity

1 year ago, for day 155 by Kent de Bruin

Simplicity From skin in the game (page 29) *Now skin in the game brings simplicity- the disarming simplicity of things properly done. People who see complicated solutions do not have an incentive to implement simplified ones. As we saw, a bureacratized system will increase in complication from the interventionism of...

Why are selfie sticks so popular?

1 year ago, for day 151 by Kent de Bruin

A sad exploration of the selfie stick I have never understand selfie sticks. What is it about this device that make it so popular? A selfie stick is used to take photographs or video by positioning a digital camera device, typically a smartphone, beyond the normal range of the arm....

How to bring enemies together (2 of 2)

1 year ago, for day 150 by Kent de Bruin

If we compare this experiment to the outlined examples we can draw some similarities. The people of Catalonia and the Democrats in the US also have strong cross-group competition. For Catalonia, this is the country Spain and for the Democrats, these are the Republicans. They also have their own identity...

How to bring enemies together (1 of 2)

1 year ago, for day 149 by Kent de Bruin

Across the world, there are numerous examples of groups of people that are in conflict. Often, there is no clear reason why these people are fighting other than some arbitrary border or prejudice based on certain cultural traits and rituals or difference in opinion and value. Take Catalonia, for the...

Lonely on solo trip

1 year ago, for day 147 by Kent de Bruin

Last year June, I embarked on a month-long solo trip to Japan. I booked a flight to Tokyo, reserved a few nights in a hostel, and planned to figure out the rest when I got there — after all, everything was up to me. It was a thrilling thought: I...

When games invade real life

1 year ago, for day 145 by Kent de Bruin

Technology and the real world are more and more intertwined. Gamefiying your life could be a bit creepy. What could it look like? Well, I think it'll be like this. You'll get up in the morning to brush your teeth. And the toothbrush can sense that you're brushing your teeth....

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