Ola Ahlvarsson: The Master of Synergy

Ola och Micke

[Mikael Syding & Ola Ahlvarsson]

Brief message from Ludvig: Since many of you asked for more after the popular interview with billionaire investor Martin Sandquist, I’ve translated another podcast newsletter. This one is from our interview with Ola Ahlvarsson, one of the most interesting people I’ve met in my life.Continue Reading…

Originators vs Distributors

The one and only Martin Berkhan stopped by Stockholm and we hung out.

Then he got drunk for two days straight, woke up in the morning and won first prize in two separate fitness competitions (seal rows and deadlift).

For those who don’t know, Berkhan originated the 16:8 variation of intermittent fasting (which is now the most common type).Continue Reading…

The 40-Year Old Prophecy That Came True (Education, Career, Science, Internet Subcultures)

Are you future shocked“The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.”

~William Gibson 

We live in interesting times.

Like I said in my recent discussion with Billionaire Martin Sandquist, I believe many people areContinue Reading…

Stop Grinding Your Gears: Says Abgrund

If you’ve read my blog for any longer time, you may have asked yourself: “Who the heck is this Abgrund guy?”

Well, you are about to find out.

…. Sort of.

Abgrund has made many interesting comments on the site and it’s got to the point where I’ve met readers IRL, and had them mention him & hisContinue Reading…

Noble Indulgence: The Ultimate Trick for Self-Delusion

This is a Humpty Dumpty cake. It is one of the most advanced cakes out there, consisting of 13 different steps!

“If you make people perform a noble duty, it bores them. If you make them indulge themselves, it shames them, but combine the two and you’ve got them.”
~Gail Wynand

When I read this quote from The Fountainhead some years ago, it lit my head on fire.

Haha! This is the truth!  I thought

It just clicked.

And it turned out I was right. It has proven to be a really useful mental concept for me ever since.Continue Reading…

The Habits of Eccentric Billionaires: Smart or Stupid?

billionaire habits

This article is inspired by a review of Breaking out of Homeostasis on Amazon.UK, written by “MP“:

The increased awareness of yourself and actions after you read it is amazing. If you ever wondered why for example when people travel they come back full of ideas and positivity this book will explain the science. It makes you see why so many millionaires/successful people can often seem eccentric or crazy to the rest of us because the fact is they actually have much better control of their thoughts and subsequent actions than the rest of us.

Think about it – Steve Jobs didn’t wear shoes half the time, Richard Branson would put his life in deliberate danger trying to fly around the world in a hot air balloon, Warren Buffett does not have a computer/smartphone. It may seem crazy to us but they are actually breaking out of homeostasis.

I think we all have 5-10 books we will continually come back to. This is definitely one of mine. I started again with the intention to have read it twice by the 31st dec.

~MP

This is an interesting topic. One that I have given some thought to. When it comes to the quirks of the super-successful, I think it’s easy toContinue Reading…

Launch Week Over: Questions and Answers (FAQ + Q&A)

Over the last 10 days I have been an unusually active correspondent.

I have received many emails or messages on social media that have been the same.

I’ve also gone through email that I previously missed in my inbox. In doing so, I have noticed certain patterns of questions that were either identical or roughly similar. I will nowContinue Reading…

Become Rich Like Buffett and Bezos: Bet on Homeostasis

In my book Breaking out of Homeostasis, I have an early chapter titled “My Dark Prediction of the Future”.

This article builds off that.Continue Reading…