How an unexpected trip to the ER helped me understand the mysterious process of holding the present

As my wife came abruptly to the stop sign, she already had her parents on the phone, telling them we’d shortly be at the ER.

I remember the conversation, but it was distant, like hearing her describe my symptoms from somewhere else.

Just a few minutes before, I had been…

Why the future may be more about hormonal therapies rather than raw cognitive power

As a kid, I would often let my mind wander, dreaming of the amazing things that we’d one day be able to accomplish as human beings.

I can’t remember who told me this, but someone, somewhere mentioned that we only use 10% of our brains at any given moment.


Why we need instability along with equilibrium to reach our goals

You’ve no doubt heard the famous cultural quote that has been misattributed to Einstein. The whole business about insanity and doing the same things.

I bet you didn’t know that it’s also been misattributed to a bunch of other people and organizations.

According to the fact-checking site,

Please don’t buy into failure-ism. Train for strikes not gutter balls.

If you’ve read anything on business in the last two decades, there’s a good chance you’ve heard that failure is significant, something to be proud of, a badge of entrepreneurial prowess.

Ostensibly, the more you fail, you are somehow more successful.

This approach is undoubtedly accurate to a point.

I agree that failure is a needed part of the process of success, only that we may have emphasized the wrong thing.


Nate Rutan

Entrepreneur // Software Engineer // Great Dane Enthusiast // Graduate of Fuller Seminary // Speed Reader Of Slow Speed // Tinkerer // Mediocre Skier

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