The Almanack of Paul Graham

Hi Ripsters,

I’m a huge fan of Paul Graham.

Paul is the co-founder of Y Combinator and one of the greatest essayist of modern era.

I’ve read I guess 70% of his essays, several of them multiple times (I reached double digits re-readings count on The age of the Essay) and I’ve already shared some of his essays in my Learning Journals with you in the past months.

A good chunk of my life philosophy has been influenced by Paul’s writing. I wish I had his writings available when I was younger. Luckily you, 20-years-younger-than-me reader, have access today to his entire body of work.

Few months ago this crazy idea popped up in my mind: I wanted to write The Almanack of Paul Graham.

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My parents got married in early 70s and moved in their current flat in 1974 I guess. Or it was 1973? Doesn’t matter. By income, we were a lower middle class family, even though at that time – and relative to the shitty neighborhood of Rome I grew up –

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Deep Work

(Disclosure: links marked with an asterisk * are affiliate links) Hi RIP readers, I realized I’ve not said much on one of the main aspects of the FIRE recipe so far: earning. From a pure numerical point of view, Financial Independence can be reduced to three things: earn more, spend

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Tools Of Titans book review part 0 – Habits

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. Benjamin Franklin Hi RIP friends, Few weeks ago I’ve told you that I started waking up early, thanks to several input signals last of which was reading first pages of Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.

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Early to bed and early to rise…

Hi RIP friends, Let’s steal half of the famous Benjamin Franklin’s quote for today’s post. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. (Benjamin Franklin) The second half is reserved for for Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans book review, which will take some time. Tim, seriously,

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Hi RIPpers! Few days ago RIP Sr came to visit me in Switzerland for the weekend. It has been a nice August weekend, with very good weather (28 Celsius) and plenty of activities for him: swimming, e-biking, walking, barbecuing with a dozen of friends… he’s no more used to live at

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