Seeking Tribe

Grant Dever
High energy optimism in an era of nihilism—connecting with the ideas, people, and institutions that will create our beautiful future.
Created 20 Nov 2020
  • Mega Summer's End
    20 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0
    Hi Friends, Since I published A Little Dark Age Ahead? earlier this week, this edition of Seeking Tribe will mostly be a series of reading recommendations and notes. A little life update as a treat: I...
  • A Little Dark Age Ahead?
    16 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hey Friends, I’m an optimist not a utopian. Our world can get much better and I sincerely believe it’s going to. But I don’t believe realizing any ideology is going to lead to a perfect society. Do I ...
  • On Becoming Your Favorite Community Guy Online
    06 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Hi Friends, In What’s Next for Seeking Tribe, I mostly solicited feedback and mentioned two of my main focuses. Thank you everyone who replied! Subscribe now This post’s title is a play on On Being Th...
  • What's next for Seeking Tribe?
    29 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    Hi Friends, This is the eighth week in a row that I’ve managed to publish a Seeking Tribe newsletter. The reality is that this takes a non-trivial amount of my time and energy. I would estimate that I...
  • A Blessed and Serendipitous Moment
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Hi Friends, My life has gone through a radical transformation in the last six weeks or so. For most of 2020 and 2021, I lived without a clear focus. No one was waiting for me to show up for a job. No ...
  • On Legibility and Scapegoats-as-a-Service
    15 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Hey Friends, There is a common refrain used by system theorists, or other students of complexity, “The purpose of a system is what it does”. According to the cybernetician, the purpose of a system is ...
  • The Romantic Lie is Dead
    08 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 1
    Hey Friends, For the past couple months, I have been studying René Girard with direction from Geoff Shullenberger, PhD through his Indie Thinker’s course. Girard has increased in popularity over the p...
  • New COO Just Dropped
    01 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 8 3
    Hello Friends, I am excited to announce that I have started a new, full-time job as the Chief Operating Officer of Indie Thinkers is a private community for independent intellectual...
  • On Being That Weird Guy Online
    25 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    Hello Friends, I’ve been loud on the internet since I first posted punk rock lyrics as Facebook statuses in 2010. Back when the format of a post was “Grant is…” “Grant is ‘Fight every fight like you c...
  • Freak Gasoline Fight Accident in the Harbor of Optionality
    18 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 4 2
    Hi Friends, I am now officially based in Austin, Texas. This past Monday I boarded a flight from Rochester. I packed my backpack with my laptop, pens, journals, my Kindle, and a few choice books. I ch...
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