Tag Archives: Investing


Will the Startup Bubble Burst?

When someone talks negatively about an innovative idea like startups or cryptocurrencies, I get triggered. I know I have to be rational and let those intense emotions go, but sometimes, it’s difficult. In such cases, I use those emotions as fuel for creativity and write a blog post about them. Who Are the Critics of […]


How to Optimize Your Decision Making Process

Making a decision is one of the most exhausting mental processes. Making a series of decisions drains your brain and as a result, the quality of your decisions plummet. This phenomenon is called decision fatigue. A successful life requires a lot of quality decision making, but we have a limited capacity for decision making. That […]


Focus or Innovate?

If you read the personal development literature, you might think that the secret to success is to focus on a single project and concentrate 100% of your efforts on it. You will come across recommendations to focus on essentials, focus on your core skill set, focus on your strengths and delegate the rest. If you’re […]


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 […]


This Is How Your Expectations Sabotage Your Success

And this is how to update them. This is something I’ve learned fairly recently in my life. I have experienced it multiple times in my life, but I didn’t learn my lesson until I read about it in a blog post. It is very counterintuitive and it makes sense when I look at my life […]


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 the Hodlers Fail the Crypto-Economy

December 2017 was a missed opportunity for hodlers as well as the crypto-market in general. Hodlers could act responsibly in December 2017 and be rewarded for their actions. Instead they’ve chosen to be greedy. They’ve lost the opportunity to profit and to contribute to the stability of the crypto-market. By hodlers, I don’t mean the […]


Taking Debt and Overspending Is Good

If you know what you’re doing. I heard Dan Peña explaining a business practice that he followed back in the day. Mr. Peña was spending 125% of his revenue every year, which astonished me. I have written about entrepreneur mindset before and I have mentioned the lack of risk aversion as a part of it. […]

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.