Hi. I'm Mark 👋
Forget fancy website graphics, here is what I’m on the web to do:
Mission: My mission is to find and organize the greatest ideas in human history, to help you live a better and more prosperous life.
Why I’m doing it: If people are more pleasant and prosperous then the world will be a kinder and richer place. The secrets to living this life have all been discovered, they’re just unevenly distributed and sometimes they have been forgotten. I want to put them all in one place.
How I’m doing it: I’ll take my own experience, hunt down old books, search every nook and cranny of the internet, and do interviews with special people. Basically, I’m scouring the world to find the best ideas and bringing them to you. When I find them, I’ll condense them into practical and actionable posts. You can take the idea and do more research (if you want), but I’ll show you how to get 98% of the benefit for 2% of the effort, and quickly.
What I’m doing: I’ll build and share the world’s largest collection of ideas on wisdom, health, wealth, productivity, careers and business. I’ll also provide a simple accountability system that will remind people to continuously work on integrating these ideas into their life.
Who made Anaeo?
You can check out my LinkedIn profile, but here’s a quick rundown:
- Spent way too long at uni and eventually got my Ph.D
- Worked in finance then strategy consulting for 10-years
- Ran a corporate venture capital fund for 7-years
Here are a few things I believe:
- Remove everything superfluous.
- No jargon. No unnecessary complexity.
- Each idea is hundreds of hours of research, experimentation, talking to experts, getting my hands dirty and condensed into simple language.
- You follow simple steps and the idea is 90% adopted. Simple.
- Leave readers WOW’ed.
So that’s what I’m shooting for.
Why do I work on Anaeo?
Fifteen years into my career I definitely know what my success function for the next thirty is: the product of the number of people I’ve helped, times the delta in the average life that my efforts uniquely caused.
For example, if one of my business ideas improves profit by $10,000 for the average business and it reaches 1,000 business owners or managers, then that’s a $10,000,000 impact.
I’m really excited about this because the internet and this website offer a huge platform to scalably share these ideas, as opposed to my efforts 1-on-1 with colleagues and at large companies. That’s because people of all types benefit directly from every artifact I produce, which makes N people more successful at the margin.
Not everything will work for everyone, every time. But at scale every single idea can have a great impact. If 10,000 people read a post about a new idea every week, and it works for 0.1% of them, that’s 100 new ideas that have been introduced into the world that week. Imagine what is possible if we increase that to 1% of 100,000 people, or even 10% of 1,000,000 people.
There is untapped potential everywhere, and together we’ll help each other release it. I’m always striving to find new ideas. If you have any, or can think of some I’ve missed, I’d love to hear about them. Please submit your ideas here.
How can you join me?
I’m humbled that you’re here. Please consider joining my free email list and I’ll send you new ideas when they come out. To sweeten the deal, I’ll send you to a secret page with my three favorite ideas after you sign up.
“I look forward with great anticipation to receiving each of your new ideas, they are the only email I haven’t unsubscribed from” — Ben, Sydney