About the blog...

This blog was inspired by a comment left by a Scott Adams fan on one of his videos. He takes the micro lessons shared by Scott Adams that stands out to him, and writes in a notebook. The idea is that he would then share this notebook with his son when he was older.

I thought this was such a meaningful – and valuable – gift. And it gave me the idea to do something similar. Not only with the lessons from Scott Adams, but from a wide array of intelligent and successful people.

Learning from thought leaders, thought provokers, experts, and philosophers has improved my life – and I want to share these lessons with you. 

I extract the key info from interviews, books, and videos that I find insightful and practical to implement.

Lastly, Tim Ferris & Derek Sivers inspired me to write again, to improve on and most importantly to put it out there.

This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Morpheus, The Matrix

A little about me...

Hi, I’m Raphael. I’m on a journey to live better through simple – but powerful  – changes. I write about an eclectic range of topics, drawing wisdom from modern thought leaders and ancient philosophers.

I used to think that there was one big secret to success that I was missing – always searching for. What I discovered was success is the combination of many smaller things that come together in a unique and powerful way.

The story behind the name ...

I wanted a name that would link with the feeling of the jolt that you experience when you realise a completely novel take on something which you had taken for granted. The same jolt you get when enjoying a piece of sushi topped with wasabi.

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