Category Archives: Business


A Healthier Attitude toward Business Stats

There was a scene in the movie Social Network. Mark Zuckerberg and his team moved into their first office. They placed a big screen in the lobby showing the number of registered Facebook users. That number was going up continuously and motivating everybody in the team. Business Dashboards A similar practice is popular among executives […]


Three Alternative Revenue Sources for Medium

In yesterday’s post, I explained why Medium’s subscription business isn’t sustainable. In essence, it satisfies neither readers nor writers. I’m a big fan of Medium, and I want it to succeed. That’s why I’m going to share alternative income sources for Medium in this post. Current Model Is Good for Users But Unsustainable I’m not […]


Use Your Curiosity as Motivation and Ask the Right Questions to Succeed

In a previous post, I explained how you can use the scientific method to work toward your goals. The idea is to define your goal as a hypothesis to test in the world. You define the conditions of the experiment, the steps you’re going to take, execute those steps, and figure out whether those steps […]


A Buddhist Monk’s Take on Business

Today’s post will be about a different approach to business and life. It will be about the work of a Buddhist monk / businessman, Geshe Michael Roach. Geshe is an academic degree, like PhD, in Tibetan Buddhist tradition. In some cases, the business lessons of Michael Roach seems to differ from what we learn from […]


Supervisors, in Service of Their Subordinates or the Other Way Around?

There are two approaches when it comes to the working relationship between a supervisor and their subordinates. The First Approach According to the first approach, supervisors are there to facilitate the best performance of their subordinates. The supervisors aren’t expected to do the job, but they are expected to guide, lead, and evaluate the work […]


A Billion Dollar Disaster of a Business Model

People will gravitate to the social platforms that pay them. This is the future of social media. Last week, I have published an analysis of Steemit, a social platform with its own cryptocurrency. The idea behind Steemit is to pay its users to post, comment, and upvote. Wait don’t rush to Steemit.com yet. Let me […]


In the Intersection of Social Media and Cryptocurrencies

Is this the future of social media? UPDATE February 17, 2018: I have published another post titled A Billion Dollar Disaster of a Business Model about Steemit after using and researching it more in depth. There are countless social media platforms out there. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and the list goes on. Of course, Medium […]


How to Develop Superpowers in Business and Relationships

It all comes down to one simple principle. The pain and pleasure principle can be used to understand all human behavior and to modify our behavior. This is a superpower in itself. Today, we are going to go one step further and discuss how we can use this principle to modify the behavior of others, […]

Burak Bilgin

Software developer with a Ph.D. and 15 years of experience. I write daily on personal development and life lessons. Sign up to my email newsletter to receive a weekly overview of my latest content on personal development and life lessons.