👋🏽 Hey there! I’m Salman. I live my life embracing my inner polymath, wearing lot of hats — startup founder, CTO, web & iOS engineer, teacher, writer, illustrator and DJ, to name a few.
🦊 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.
My most popular piece of writing is The Polymath Playbook. I share the story of my life, and offer a guide to the benefits of embracing a polymath lifestyle — embracing multiple pursuits instead of becoming a specialist in one area. When the post went viral, I realized I wasn’t alone. You might also enjoy these posts:
- Why Bother — Overcoming writer’s block and finding motivation to share your work.
- Altering Your Reality — How to stop worrying about what other people think.
- Writing Guide — Collection of lessons learned from years of writing online.
- Bookshelf — Selections of my favorite books of all time.
🐦 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 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. You can follow all my art on Instagram — @salmanscribbles.