Improvising Ideas

João Mateus
Entrepreneurship, Ideas and Improvisation. All in one spot.
Created 04 Mar 2021
  • Quick update: New site, who's this?
    26 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi everyone, so a small update about myself and the emails you get delivered to your inbox. I just launched a website! Since I’ve started to apply to new jobs I’ve realized that a resume will only get...
  • Discipline and Punishment - Michel Foucault
    19 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Discipline and Punish is a book by Michel Foucault where he goes through the history of punishment, from torture to modern prison. There's a lot of topics covered in the book but my main focus is pres...
  • Ownership where it matters
    10 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Last Thursday I went to get vaccinated, totally clueless about what would happen. After a couple of minutes in line, I was called and entered the old gymnasium in my hometown. I’m not gonna lie. It wa...
  • Some thoughts on love...
    22 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Being in love it's one of the most beautiful things in the world. Personally, I believe that having a romantic relationship is part of the human experience, it makes it better. However, since we've be...
  • The question people ask me the most:
    17 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    In the last 4 or 5 years, people have been asking me this question over and over again: João, don't you feel bad about wasting years studying music, just to end up working on something completely diff...
  • Are we being good ancestors?
    05 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    As human beings, we all have a perspective on life, our own vision of the world; the set of principles, beliefs and mental models that allow us to navigate the game of life. Let's call it Frame. Every...
  • Thoughts on Ungrading
    26 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Education is one of the most fundamental things that we, as human beings, have access to. Learning is part of our lives. So is competition. However, when the latter overrides our humanity, things do n...
  • I'm probably overthinking this title
    18 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    There's a big difference between the way you see yourself and the way others see you. I usually see myself as someone who doesn't overthink. However, after finishing this article, I struggled with the...
  • Got rid of a house and made change happen.
    11 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    I lived in the same house, in Lisbon, for more than a year. This past week, me and my roommates moved to a new one and welcomed this change quite fondly. Not that the old house was bad, not at all, bu...
  • Booknotes -Inner Engineering by Sadhguru
    04 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    I like to read. I like to take notes. I like to share the notes I take. These are my favorite notes from Inner Engineering, a spiritual book by Sadhguru. I've had this book on my radar for a while. It...
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