👋🏽 Hey there! I’m Salman. I live my life embracing my inner polymath, wearing different hats — startup founder, CTO, web & iOS engineer, teacher, writer, illustrator and DJ, to name a few.

⭐️ My most popular post is The Polymath Playbook. In it, I share the story of my life, offering a guide to the benefits of a polymath lifestyle (embracing multiple pursuits over specializing in a single area). When the post went viral, I realized I wasn’t alone.

🦊 I write the Quick Brown Fox newsletter. It’s about creativity, self-awareness and learning in public. I share essays, notes, videos, illustrations, animations and all my learnings on the creative process along the way.

📝 I publish essays on my blog, and maintain a digital garden of my notes. You might enjoy these posts:

 


 

📖 I’m writing and illustrating a book of fables. Inspired by books like The Little Prince, my goal is to write whimsical tales that feed the soul, tug the heart and spark the mind.

📚 I love reading books. Check out my favorite books, and please share yours! I spend a lot of energy choosing the right books to read, and recently wrote about why books resonate.

🎥 I publish videos on my YouTube channel. You might enjoy one on managing your energy, the meaning and purpose of work, or my plea for you to stop hesitating and start publishing.

🎨 I love to draw and create whimsical characters. I’m also a huge fan of animation, and have been experimenting with animation tools. You can follow all my art on Instagram — @salmanscribbles.

Some of my character illustrations

 


 

🎙 I do a fair bit of public speaking through conference talks, teaching courses, and guest interviews on podcasts. Check out my speaking page for a full list. If you’re looking for a podcast interview of mine, you might enjoy my interview with Brandon Zhang exploring polymathic principles and creativity.

🐦 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.

😊 Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like to learn even more about me, you can check out my work page, or get in touch if you have questions, want to collaborate, or have a chat sometime. I’d love to talk to you about writing, drawing, creativity, self-awareness, philosophy, or your favorite book!