🦊 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:
- 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? — I was writing more than ever, but had forgotten why. This essay is exploration into the incredible value of learning in public, and why sharing our work is more important than we think.
- Principles — My top operating principles after quitting my corporate job to focus on creative projects.
🎩 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 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.