Adii Pienaar

Family man, seeker and learner. Revealing my inner-poet. Conversio is my current gig (previously co-founded WooThemes.).

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Adii Pienaar

Family man, seeker and learner. Revealing my inner-poet. Conversio is my current gig (previously co-founded WooThemes.).

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Beware of the false prophets

AmbitionI do not desire a lifeWhere I am constructed by normality.I crave a different life,Something unlike others.- f.s. yousaf (Euphoria)They do not necessarily mean you harm; that is not their intention. They are not even wolves in sheep’s skin. In fact, it is likely

A First Principles Life

The two books that helped me better understand first principles and what that actually means in my life.

Are you looking for inspiration in the wrong places?

It is so much easier to find validation for what you already believe and think. It is much harder to be faced with a newly discovered truth that hits your core so hard that it reverberates for weeks afterwards.

Show; Don't Prove

Show up. Show your work. Show the change. Show yourself.

A Meditation On Ambition

I have observed my ambition fluctuate and morph in the last 3 years. This is what I have learnt.

A Human Future

The robots might not be taking over after all.

The mind latches
Narrow focus
Intense desire
Ruthless ambition
Unquenchable
Missed expectation
Enduring discontent
Sacrifice
Burnout
Failure

I try again
No choice

Eyes focused on the North Star
Of ideas, ambition, obsession
Once the mind fixates
There will be no rest
For good or bad.
Tomorrow I will wake up tired.

Raising Anxiety

Where the bootstrapper tells you to raise some capital.

Business is becoming art again

For any entrepreneur to build a viable business, they needed to find and leverage some competitive advantage. And if that same entrepreneur wanted to scale their business, they would need to find something more akin to an unfair advantage (“one that cannot be easily copied or bought by your competitors”

The Missing Benefit of Slowth

WTF is Slowth? I thought I had invented a new word until Google revealed the ever-trustworthy Urban Dictionary already beat me to the punch. Seriously though, I'm going to use slowth as a portmanteau for slow growth as I try to communicate an idea here.<...> In the last

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