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Blog of Brian Crain. Regular short posts on crypto, entreneurship, productivity, meditation & more.

Focus and Persistence

For us at Chorus One, the biggest challenge in building the company has been to focus. Most of the time, we have been doing many things. Exploring ideas. Launching new initiatives. There are many reasons for this: We hire many smart people. They are creative...

Reading Books Sequentially

Naval Ravikant is well known for his often insightful and unorthodox advice. One such recommendation is about how to read. He says that you shouldn't read books to completion, but just pick up whatever interests you and be fine with reading many books at the...

Urbit for Interplanetary Computing

I recently did an Epicenter episode with Chun Wang, the founder of one of the leading staking provider Stakefish and a major mining pool F2Pool. One of Chun's interest is humans becoming multi-planetary and that is also a topic that I'm interested in. In the...

The Man Who Solved the Market

I just finished reading The Man Who Solved the Market, a book by Gregory Zuckerman about Jim Simon and his company Renaissance Technologies. Renaissance is the most successful hedge fund in history generating average annual returns of 66% in the roughly thirty years since it...

Checking In

This has been an intense start of the year. At Chorus One, we've been growing fast and going through a lot of change. And as a result, I've been doing too many calls. For me, doing too many calls is not great. A lot of...