Johnny T. Nguyen

POSITIVITY & PRODUCTIVITY

Use money as a form of communicating personal values

I have a friend who hates crypto with a passion. Bring it up and he’s liable to go on a rant why it’s absolutely worthless and folks who are not investing but gambling in it will feel the crush when it ultimately crashes. …

POSITIVITY & PRODUCTIVITY

Who did you think would win the Squid Game?! What was the most surprising part for you? But most importantly, why were you so emotionally invested?

Quick background, the Netflix show Squid Game is the biggest show they’ve ever had, which is a Korean language drama about desperate people voluntarily…

POSITIVITY & PRODUCTIVITY

“Today I will re-examine the tools & products I’m using and ask, is it a net good or bad?” — Johnny T. Nguyen

Facebook, which owns Instagram, “knows that Instagram poses serious dangers to mental health in teenage girls. An internal research slide from 2019 acknowledged that “We make body…

POSITIVITY & PRODUCTIVITY

Understand Your Personal North Star and Make Sure You’re On the Right Course

I recently consumed Simon Sinek’s Start With Why and Infinite Mindset. Considered must-reads and a god-like figure in the productivity community, I finally got around to it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched his infamous TED Talk (15 million views!) …

PRODUCTIVITY & POSITIVITY

Use expedition skills to achieve other successes in life.

I am absolutely fascinated by mountain climbers and expeditions. Whether it’s Earnest Shackleton or Roald Amundsen exploring Antarctica, or Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary of the old days, or Jimmy Chin and Ben Saunders of today, it’s absolutely brilliant what they’ve been able to do.

Just imagine it. Before…

PRODUCTIVITY & POSITIVITY

Turn psychological research into practical design tips.

“… one study found that cues reminding Asian American girls of their ethnicity improved their scores on maths tests, whereas cues that reminded them of their gender undermined their performance.” — @anniemurphypaul [4]

Yikes. Ignoring the stereotype in that statement for a quick sec, that’s an eye-opening finding. If we…

PRODUCTIVITY & POSITIVITY

Why your ambition is failing & new kinds of ambition that’s more balanced, sustainable, and leads to real success.

“If we look at the world around us, some of the most insidious and damaging things are caused by ambition. People hunger for power and for status and for money, without any regard for others. These things aren’t necessarily bad in themselves. They are simply tools.”- @Zat_Rana on @Medium [10]

Johnny T. Nguyen

Founder of Venture Out, employed by NASA, and wannabe adventurer. More at https://www.theventureout.com/

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