🦊 Hey there! I’m Salman. I write the Quick Brown Fox newsletter — it’s about creativity, curiosity and embracing a polymath lifestyle. Each edition features essays, art and resources shared in the spirit of learning in public. Here are some of my most popular essays:
- Altering Your Reality — How to stop worrying about what other people think.
- The Polymath Playbook — Society is built around specialists, but there are huge benefits to taking a polymath approach. This essay is the story of my life, and how I learned to embrace my inner polymath.
- The Body Knows When It’s Alone — After almost a year of lockdown, I grapple with the loneliness of self-quarantine. But I discover an ally in the process — my own body. It’s been sending me signals to guide me all along. I finally learn how to listen.
- Art of Persuasion — How to use Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion to improve the resonance of your writing.
If you’re a writer, be sure to check out my free online Writing Guide.
🐦 I’m @daretorant on Twitter — I spend a fair bit of time on there, so come say hi 👋🏽. You might enjoy this thread of my best threads.
🎩 I live my life embracing my inner polymath. I’ve worn a lot of hats — startup founder, CTO, web & iOS engineer, teacher, writer, illustrator and DJ, to name a few.
📚 I read a lot of books. Check out my favorite books, and please share yours! I spend a lot of energy trying to choose the right books to read, and recently wrote about what makes a book resonate.
🎨 I love to draw and enjoy illustrating comic-style characters. I’m also a huge fan of animation, and have been experimenting with animation tools using an iPad and Apple Pencil. I also really love drawing on paper with ballpoint pen.
You can follow all my art on Instagram — @salmanscribbles.