🎩 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 write a weekly newsletter called Quick Brown Fox — 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:
- The Polymath Playbook — The history of specialization, benefits of a polymath life, and the story of my own trials and tribulations embracing a life of many pursuits.
- Altering Your Reality — Lessons from the book Courage to be Disliked on how to liberate ourselves from constantly worrying about what other people think.
- Why Bother? — An exploration into the incredible value of learning in public.
- Principles — My top operating principles after quitting my corporate job to focus on creative projects.
🎨 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 enjoy it most when I’m able to keep the workflow simple. You can follow all my art on Instagram: @salmanscribbles.
📚 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’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.