Ben Barbersmith

runner · hacker · entrepreneur · dilettante

Hello! Thanks for visiting my online home.

I structure my life around a simple goal: be happy and healthy in the year 2100. (Yes, really.) My website is a collection of articles and notes about anything that gets me closer to that goal. Happiness, ethical living, financial indepedence, career satisfaction, entrepreneurship, health, relationships, goal setting, sleep, nutrition—all of these topics are fair game.

I also write about projects I’m working on, tools I’ve built and technology I’m interested in.

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Recent posts

Aug 10, 2019
Living to be happy and healthy as a centenarian Maybe I'm nuts, but I genuinely believe I can live to see my one hundredth birthday with a smile on my face, a spring m...
Aug 9, 2019
Self-education (This page is a work in progress.) This page is a living record of self-education I've pursued since I graduated from ...
Aug 6, 2019
The best articles on the Internet for longevity, health and happiness (This page is a work in progress.) This is a curated list of my favourite articles. Every one is helping me towards my...
May 30, 2013
The Lean Startup A brief talk I gave on Eric Ries' book of the same name.
May 1, 2013
Hacking the Hacker Lifecycle In my article on the Hacker Lifecylce, I identified a pattern that many of us can relate to. I also learned that there are a lot of people out there who want to change their current cycle to get as much benefit out of their efforts as possible. But what good is all the self-reflection unless we know how to hack the hacker lifecycle?
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