By Fred on August 3, 2010
John had a theory he called ‘the N+1 theory’ and while he applied it destructively in his own life, I have often found great inspiration from it in mine.
The N+1 Theory states that there is always one more of anything.
Yesterday morning I was sitting at a cafe staring at my screen thinking ‘what more can I write about on this MBA Monday theme?’. And then I thought about off balance sheet liabilities and I was off. N+1
I sometimes think that we’ve already seen every briiliant idea for a web service and then someone walks into my office and explains something fresh and new to me and I get that excited kid in a candy store look in my eye. N+1
I’ll be in yoga class thinking that I can’t possibly do another Vinyasa and then I do it perfectly. N+1
I have found that most of the time, there is always more where you think there is nothing left. You may have to look a little harder/deeper but it is there.
That does not mean that there is an infinite supply of everything. Math would say that when you extrapolate N+1 all the way out you get to infinity. But we are talking about life, not math, here.
I find the N+1 theory very inspiring. It is pure optimism sprinkled with tenacity and we need that in our work and our lives.
By adamwulf on June 10, 2009
great article about y combinator's Paul Graham
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By adamwulf on May 27, 2009
interesting portland analytics company that also has son interesting ideas on how to monotoze content without ads
By adamwulf on April 8, 2009
Last month Y Combinator startup BackType introduced a new feature called BackType Connect, allowing users to enter the URL of any blog post to see related comments on other blogs, Twitter, FriendFeed, and a number of other services. The service is quite useful but hasn’t been particularly convenient until now, as users would have to visit the BackType website in order to see the releated content.