Anti-viral writings for financial resilience, location independence and meaningful relationships

Financial Resilience

Making money is just a part of the equation – and not even the most difficult one. I learned this the hard way. The most important part is to develop a mindset that will help you overcome any challenge that life will throw at you (because, sooner or later, life will drag into crisis).

I call this mindset “financial resilience”, or the ability to keep a steady income, regardless of the surrounding context.

Location Independence

In today’s world, the ability to move fast might make the difference between being blocked in an authoritarian regime, or living free.

Being location independent is not necessarily about being a digital nomad (although this is still an option), but more about being able to adapt fast to different countries and cultures, while still maintaining a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

Meaningful Relationships


When you think about meaningful relationships, your first thought is probably about romantic, soul-mate like encounters. While these are still valid, as an option, they’re also somehow limitative.

There’s so much more to experiment when you decide to have meaningful relationships. There’s an entire spectrum, from friendship to romantic love, and from parenting to casual acquaintances.

Latest Blog Posts

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    When I read Dune for the first time, more than 20 years ago, I was experiencing pure bliss. I’ve never read until then (and probably not after either) something so powerful and addictive. I remember that … Read more
  • Jack Dorsey Steps Down As Twitter CEO – Bitcoin Rumors Step Up
    In a natural move, Jack Dorsey, the iconic founder of Twitter, and its CEO, stepped down today, handing the role to Parag Agrawal. It was a nice, transparent action – as transparent as you can be … Read more
  • Movie Review: The Wheel Of Time
    I must be the last person on Earth who didn’t watch Game of Thrones. Just reading that again, and I realized it will look great on a teeshirt. I might actually make one someday. So, that … Read more
  • The Limitations Of DAOs
    Yesterday’s article about countries versus DAOs sparked a bit of interest. I got a couple of interesting reactions via email (yeah, I have a bi-yearly newsletter, meaning I sent it when I remember). As I was … Read more
  • Countries Versus DAOs
    12 years ago I wrote a post on this blog in which I was comparing social media networks with real countries: I’m A Twitter Citizen, I Work In Stumbleupon, And I Occasionally Travel To Reddit. In … Read more
  • Missed Opportunities
    I love the word “serendipitous”. It means, according to the Oxford dictionary: “occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way“. It’s like a strike of luck, only gracious. I love not only the … Read more
  • Don’t Shop On An Empty Stomach
    It’s a simple rule. Yet so powerful. If you’re hungry, first try to understand why you’re hungry in the first place. If you really are hungry, and it’s not something else, then just eat something quick, … Read more
  • Too Much Is Just As Bad As Too Little
    And by “too much”, I’m referring precisely to money. Too much money is just as bad as too little. I hear you. I hear your loud voice shouting: “oh, dear God, just give me that too … Read more
  • Monday Moving Forward – Start The Day With A Casual Conversation
    If it’s Monday, it means we have another post about tips on how to start the week on a positive vibe. It’s a series of small, actionable insights – or just ideas – trying to help … Read more
  • A Beautifully Crafted Plan
    For a long time, I was fascinated with boats in a bottle. You know what I’m talking abut, those tiny little sailboat miniatures which seem to have grown inside a bottle – like the one in … Read more
  • What You Get Is What You Choose
    You might be familiar with the acronym WYSIWYG. It comes from “what you see is what you get” and it’s used in computer editing software. It means that the actual output of your edited file will … Read more
  • Open Connect – The International Edition
    For more than 4 years, I hosted an event called Open Connect, every single week. In total, I hosted more than 250 editions. It was a very enriching experience, I learned tremendously and I met incredibly … Read more
  • A Good Habit Is An Invisible Habit
    Every day, in the morning, I do a little bit of yoga. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I just do some stretching. If you know what I’m talking about, it’s just a few … Read more
  • “Don’t Do Anything” versus “Don’t Do Anything Stupid”
    There are moments in life when we shouldn’t do anything. For instance, when there’s a hurricane coming. Like, really, we should just stay on our hands and let the hurricane pass. Do nothing. And there are … Read more
  • Trusting The Process
    In any medium to long term projects there are hiccups. Sometimes things seem to halt all of a sudden, or they start going into a strange direction. During these times is very easy to lose control. … Read more

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