Book 1: Explorations

From the Diaries of John Henry

Nicholas Teague
Sep 13 · 7 min read

Introduction

I’ll offer as a bit of explanation that it sometimes feels like I have a kind of speech impediment, one that may not be obvious but often coalesces in a kind of density of meaning for lack of a better description — many of the echos and patterns that can be found in these posts aren’t literary devices, they’re just how I think. This sometimes make plain speech or small talk challenging, but I get by. It’s kind of ironic that much of my career path has fallen into the sales umbrella, a rut I’ve only recently succeeded in escaping.

If you ever get a chance to dig into the essays of Paul Graham, you’ll find that he describes a writing process of getting a first draft out as quickly as he can but then spending weeks if not months editing and revising, soliciting comments, and only then finally settling on a polished form. Let’s just say that I took a different approach. The average time from a post’s conception to completion here was 2–3 days, and nothing took more than a week to finalize. As a result I think there is a certain energy carried through that might be lost otherwise, at a minimum it certainly leaves an impression of state of mind. (To be clear some of the more sophisticated topics were preceded by months if not years of study, but once I got going the writing part was pretty quick.) One thing I discovered about blogging is that every time you finish a post, every single time, it feels like this must be the final one — because you have no idea what else you could possibly write about :).

I apologize for the attempts at poetry, yes I agree those are pretty laughable.

I’m grateful to Medium for providing such a polished platform with a forgiving learning curve. I really do hope they succeed.

Book 1: Explorations

Book 2: Essays

Book 3: Entrepreneurship

Book 4: Everything

Book 5: Etcetera

August 2016

Every ride is different.

Fini

For more essays please check out my Table of Contents, Book Recommendations and Music Recommendations.

From the Diaries of John Henry

Essays and Explorations