This is a creator library to provide a curated set of resources for a creator. It is a living library and so will grow accordingly as well.

Start With Your Why

There are many different approaches to creating content. Start with your why.

1,000 True Fans
This is an edited, updated version of an essay I wrote in 2008 when this now popular idea was embryonic and ragged. I recently rewrote it to convey the core ideas, minus out-of-date details. This revisited essay appears in Tim
The seminal piece that inspired the search for True Fans by Kevin Kelly

Have a clear objective. If you appeal for everyone to like it, no one will like it.

Define what you would pursue if no vanity metrics were involved by Tim Ferriss

Another great resource on how to find your why is the TED talk by Simon Sinek.

Working on something good will pull you along a path where good things keep happening to you.

Advice for ambitious 19 year olds
“I’m an ambitious 19 year old, what should I do?” I get asked this question fairly often, and I now have a lot of data on what works, so I thought I’d share my response. Usually, people are...
Avoid the trap of having a high burn rate or too many commitments by Sam Altman

If something that seems like work to other people doesn't seem like work to you, that's something you're well suited for.

What Doesn’t Seem Like Work?
Paul Graham's advice - "The stranger your tastes seem to other people, the stronger evidence they probably are of what you should do"