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Scott Taylor

👋 I’m Scott, I’m determined to put a positive dent in the universe. I'm an obsessive tinkerer. I love to work on simple solutions to complex problems.

Over the past decade or so I’ve started and sold some startups, as well as written a couple of books. In 2017 I was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30. At the moment, I'm building advanced machine learning products in the financial markets.

On here I write about smart thinking, problem solving, game theory and incentives. My aim is to make sense of the world, constantly improve and become increasingly empathetic. Sharing what I learn along the way.

In my writing I try to be information-dense, concise, high-impact and timeless. I send out a free newsletter every Sunday.

Recent Posts

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Short bursts of inspiration, introspection and hopeful observations

Since my last post on here I've been doing a bit of travelling, and a lot of reading! One book that I think is worth mentioning is Jonny Sun's new book, Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations. The book's genesis was the result of the Sun's own quest to separate

Short bursts of inspiration, introspection and hopeful observations
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This week's worthwhile reads

This is a new weekly series where I send out some long reads that I've enjoyed over the past few days. You can see previous posts here. Let's get into it... What is the future of commuting to work? - Economics ObservatoryAround half the UK labour force is currently working

This week's worthwhile reads
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Digital currencies and energy usage

This weekend there was a renewed focus on how much energy digital currencies use, and the resulting impact on the environment. The catalyst being a tweet from Elon Musk saying that Tesla is going to stop accepting Bitcoin until the mining transitions to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Summary

Digital currencies and energy usage