“Wealth is now defined, at least in part, by the ability to be offline whenever you want” Fernando Gros.
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Hey, I’m Fernando.

If you’re interested in experimenting with ways to live well, then there’s something here for you.

I’m interested in how we integrate information with lived experience and turn that into wisdom we can use to live well.

Often, that involves balancing our creativity with productivity.

My writing covers a range of topics like culture, travel, art, technology, and education. I’m interested in the ways we can be more adaptable and artful, while leading simple lives where we aren’t overwhelmed by technology and can get through our lives in satisfying ways.

My most popular short articles are The Worst Question You Can Ask, The Noguchi Filing System, and Does Coffee Make You More Creative? If you want to read some long-form essays, I recommend Working From Home,Making A Blogging Template in Scrivener 3.0, and Why I Went Back To Paper Planning.

 

 

If you’d like to dive a little deeper, you could take a look at a series I wrote on creativity and mental health, or my experiments in minimalism, called ‘This Week I Quit.’

Or, if you just want to browse your way through all my writing, you can find everything here.

I draw from a wide range of fields, cognitive science, cultural studies, economics, history, philosophy, and religious studies. I believe mental models are the tools we use to make the world better.

I also believe in kindness and vulnerability, and I hope my writing will help you be gentler and more open with yourself and to the world around you.

Finally, I’ve discovered that by simplifying life we can understand better and become more creative and productive. Our world needs this because so many of the problems we face are hard and need creativity, and so many of us have important things to say and we need to find ways to say them.

By reading examples of experiential learning and sharing, you will discover ways to simplify your life through minimalism, understand it better through habit tracking and reflection, and find your unique path to being more creative and productive.

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No Missing Tools: Creativity in an age of abundance
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