Motivational Archetypes

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
By dreeves

Which motivational archetype do you most identify with: Philosopher — better understand the universe, live the life of the mind Hedonist — go on adventures, have wild romances Caregiver — have meaningful relationships, raise children Creator — make beautiful things, make enduring things Politician — lead and influence people, improve the world I would call myself a Philosopher, then Creator/Politician, followed... »

Add Datapoints From the Notifications Bar (Even While Your Phone Is Locked!)

Friday, August 23, 2019
By Thomas Kahn
A lock and chain

We’re delighted to have a guest post today by Thomas Kahn (who we were also fortunate enough to meet last month at the Frankfurt Beeminder meetup). Thomas is trained as a lawyer... »

Pareto Dominating The Pledge Cap UI For Goal Creation

Friday, August 9, 2019
By dreeves
An old fashioned can of Pledge furniture polish

This is part 3 of a 3-part blog series! Previously we defined Pareto dominance and what that means for software, and then we made our case for and committed to the »

The Pareto Dominance Principle for Apps and Websites

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
By dreeves
A graph of a Pareto frontier in 2 dimensions, with infinibees as points

This is part 2 in a 3-part series. Part 1 defined Pareto dominance and Pareto-efficient software.   I have some advice that now feels (to me, subjectively) too... »

Pareto Dominance

Friday, June 21, 2019
By dreeves
A graph of a Pareto frontier in 2 dimensions

Content note: I started writing a post announcing a (Pareto-inefficient) change to the pledge cap interface and realized I first needed a post about what we call the Pareto Dominance Principle. But before that we needed a post about Pareto... »

Startups Not Eating Each Other Like Cannibalistic Dogs

Saturday, May 18, 2019
By dreeves
Dog dressed as a hot dog

Huge thanks to Malcolm Ocean, Christina Willner, and »