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The Astukari Podcast

The Astukari Podcast

By Jacob Robinson

The Astukari Podcast features audio summaries of content featured on Jacob "astukari" Robinson's blog.

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Art as Inspiration, Art as Education
Art as Inspiration, Art as Education
There are many different structures to art, whether it be music, film, games, or otherwise. But to an artist, each art form can have its own use — either as inspiration, or as education. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/03/22/art-as-inspiration-art-as-education/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
03:03
November 19, 2022
Free to Play Models for SaaS Services
Free to Play Models for SaaS Services
A while back I was checking out some models that free to play games used to gain revenue. I realized that, to an extent, virtually all these models could be used for apps — but no one was trying it. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/03/29/free-to-play-models-for-saas-services/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
09:19
November 05, 2022
Making Mistakes, Post-Internet
Making Mistakes, Post-Internet
In the internet age, widespread witch hunting and social media monitoring makes it less and less likely to recover from even a simple mistake. Or does it? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/04/12/making-mistakes-post-internet/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
03:38
October 22, 2022
Taste is Not Tech
Taste is Not Tech
Technology tends to have a remarkably short half-life. New innovations are made almost on a daily basis. So how do you protect yourself against the time decay of tech? Well, you focus on something else — taste. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/04/19/taste-is-not-tech/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:53
October 08, 2022
Immortality
Immortality
In this post, I’ll be talking about immortality. No, not biological immortality — but something I believe to be just as good, if not better. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/04/26/immortality/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
03:40
September 24, 2022
Biases Against Consistency
Biases Against Consistency
A surprising amount of success can be chalked up to showing up, each and every day. So why do we not acknowledge it? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/05/03/biases-against-consistency/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:11
September 10, 2022
The Mythical Self
The Mythical Self
The author Nassim Taleb describes the narrative fallacy as a belief that there is a story in everything, even though there is not. While the narrative fallacy can hurt you in some cases, it can also be used to your advantage. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/05/10/the-mythical-self/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
09:29
August 27, 2022
Faulty Mental Models
Faulty Mental Models
We talk a lot about what mental models work. But what about which ones don’t? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/05/17/faulty-mental-models/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
06:52
August 14, 2022
The Crazies
The Crazies
A lot of people in this world are off, in some way. On the internet, we see them pass by in comment sections and social media posts. But who are they, and what becomes of them? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/09/21/the-crazies/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
07:02
July 31, 2022
Death in the Age of the Internet
Death in the Age of the Internet
In this post, I’m going to talk about death. More specifically, I’m going to talk about how death has changed — how death influenced the way we see online, and how online has influenced the way we see death. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/09/28/death-in-the-age-of-the-internet/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
03:59
July 17, 2022
The Rise of Anxiety
The Rise of Anxiety
As the mental health crisis continues to loom over our heads, we’ve noticed an astonishing pattern emerge: diagnoses of anxiety disorders, particular social anxiety, are skyrocketing. Now the question is: why? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/10/12/the-rise-of-anxiety/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
06:17
July 03, 2022
Audience of One
Audience of One
When people start creating, they believe in a reality that people will listen to them right out of the gate. But in order to last, you have to build a mindset to create simply for one person: yourself. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/10/05/audience-of-one/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
06:40
June 19, 2022
Random Factor Social Suicide
Random Factor Social Suicide
We live in a world where widespread scrutiny exists over actions and everything is naked through the internet. The wide majority of people who have been ‘cancelled’ now likely didn’t expect their actions to give them persecution when they were first made. So, what are the chances it will happen to you? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/01/19/random-factor-social-suicide/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
08:01
June 05, 2022
Up Shit Creek
Up Shit Creek
I once overheard a saying from an old proprietor of some local store in rural Arizona: “Sometimes, life takes you up Shit Creek.” Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/11/30/up-shit-creek/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:44
May 22, 2022
Five Ways To Get Others To Agree With You
Five Ways To Get Others To Agree With You
If there was one thing that was vitally important for you to learn, it would be communication. There's little we do in the modern world that doesn't at least somewhat relate to communicating with others. Often, we are trying to get others to agree with us -- to see our view on why we should have a job, or a relationship, or even the last piece of cake in the fridge. Here are five tips that will allow for your success on all those occasions! Original blog post: https://www.buzzfeed.com/astukari/five-ways-to-get-others-to-agree-with-you-1n10p6wnz1 Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
08:08
May 08, 2022
If I Could Do My Education Over Again
If I Could Do My Education Over Again
Now that I’ve passed into the career stage of my life, I’ve done a fair bit of thinking as to what I would have done differently. Here are my lessons learned. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/03/01/if-i-could-do-my-education-over-again/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
10:26
April 24, 2022
Aggregation and Decoupling
Aggregation and Decoupling
In the business cycle, companies grow and stagnate. Similarly, on a macro-level, they aggregate and decouple. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/03/08/aggregation-and-decoupling/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:17
April 10, 2022
A Social Capital Theory of Management
A Social Capital Theory of Management
There are many different theories of management, and real life takes bits and pieces from each one. But few of them revolve specifically around the people who you’re working with — so, this theory serves to add on a social factor as well. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/02/22/a-social-capital-theory-of-management/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
03:21
March 27, 2022
Genetic Obsolescence
Genetic Obsolescence
Evolution means the constant splitting of genes and species into bigger and better forms. Humans came out of a split from the chimpanzees. But what will happen when a genetically better race of humans comes into existence? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/02/15/genetic-obsolescence/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:44
March 13, 2022
The Customer Takes Care of Itself
The Customer Takes Care of Itself
There’s a lot of debate in the business world on whether every customer should be a sought after one. I take a different approach — I say the customer takes care of itself. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/02/01/the-customer-takes-care-of-itself/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:26
February 27, 2022
Everything You Do Sucks
Everything You Do Sucks
Everything you do sucks. So why worry so much about it? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/11/16/everything-you-do-sucks/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:24
February 13, 2022
Niche Monopolies
Niche Monopolies
In order for startups to thrive, they must quickly accumulate monopoly positions in massive emerging markets. But what if you aren’t a startup? What if… you’re just a person? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/11/23/niche-monopolies/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:33
January 30, 2022
Uncertainty Principle
Uncertainty Principle
Most of life is inherently uncertain. How can we predict these events — and should we even bother trying? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/14/uncertainty-principle/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:07
January 16, 2022
Emotional Equivalent Salary
Emotional Equivalent Salary
We all know money is relative. A thousand dollars in Montana is going to do you a lot better than a thousand dollars in Manhattan. But here’s a question: is it not just relative location-wise, but emotion-wise as well? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/07/emotional-equivalent-salary/  Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:24
January 02, 2022
Punishment and Forgiveness
Punishment and Forgiveness
I have a set of principles. One of the big ones is to ‘always forgive someone the first time they make a mistake’. In this post, I want to elaborate on this, as well as give some thoughts on punishment and forgiveness more generally. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/28/punishment-and-forgiveness/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:46
December 19, 2021
Building a Startup with Anxiety
Building a Startup with Anxiety
After I started my company and began building products, a curious thought appeared in my mind. Is building a startup while having high anxiety even possible? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/21/building-a-startup-with-anxiety/  Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:28
December 05, 2021