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Clemens is "that guy who writes lists of 30" and generally a perpetually curious, lover of learning.

30 More Lists of 30s

Random Observation/Comment #707: It’s important to celebrate success. Through the peak of work, the downtime is much deserved. Why this List? Now that I’ve finished recording 30 episodes of Life in Lists of 30 (yay!), I’ve thought about what other lists I can recommend. Some useful links from this series: My Favorite 30 Lists of 30 Guide to Starting a...

30 Honed Skills During the Pandemic

Random Observation/Comment #706: Why waste free time? Why this list? Even with a stressful move across country during this pandemic, I’ve spent a significant amount of time optimizing and minimizing my life. Why? Mostly out of re-prioritization of what really matters. Relationships matter. Conversations about specific episodes on TV shows don’t really matter. Macroeconomics matters. Temper and perspective matters. Here’s...

30 Podcasts Lessons Learned

Random Observation/Comment #705: Life is a journey of constant improvement. Why this List? I’ve done it! I’ve officially created a podcast and recorded 30 episodes! Available on your pod-catcher of choice: Spotify Stitcher Apple Google Pocketcasts – Search for “Life in Lists of 30” YouTube Because I’m an over-achiever, I’ve embedded the task to put in 30 suggested improvements throughout the...

30 Post-Covid Things We Can’t Wait to Do

Random Observation/Comment #704: It’s weird being skeptical about being hopeful. I hope I haven’t become a pessimist or cynic coming out of this pandemic. Why this list? We totally have pandemic fatigue (again). There were bouts of productivity with waves of regression. I’m so ready to execute on these travel plans once we’re in line for the vaccine. When? Hopefully...

30 Pieces of Advice for Myself for seelemons.com

Random Observation/Comment #703: Follow your own advice. It’s harder to do than you might think. Why this list? I consider brainstorming a personal super power, but I’m really bad at managing my own writings. Writing lists of 30 were a big part of training my brain to think divergently and I think they’re useful for others to read, so why...

30 Guinea Pig Things I Learned

Random Observation/Comment #702: Having a pet during lockdown has been an awesome way to mix it up a bit. Why this list? After I found out my parents tested positive for covid, I went into active tactical planning (Thankfully, they’re better now). To destress, I really needed an emotional support animal. I didn’t really do any research, but I’m glad...

30 Technical Trading Terms

Random Observation/Comment #701: Trading is definitely not for everyone. 80% of traders lose money. Why this list? Maybe you’ve saved a lot of money not eating at restaurants? Maybe you’re following r/wallstreetbets now? Maybe you just got some stimulus check money and need a place to spend it? Whichever the reason (and I think these are all bad ones for...

30 DeFi Buzzwords

Random Observation/Comment #700: If you want to feel like a part of the ecosystem, then you’ll need to learn the lingo. Why this List? I wrote 30 blockchain buzzwords used by enterprises back in 2016 (and also 30 Smart Cities buzzwords). Now that mainnet is the new buzz, here’s the buzzwords and their definitions of the 2021 trends. DeFi –...

COVID-19 Tactical Planning

Random Observation/Comment #699: I am thankful to my friends and family who have given great advice and sent best wishes. My parents tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and my brain started racing. I’ve mainly done research on preventative measures (e.g. washing hands, wearing masks, and socially distancing) or strategic outlook (e.g. vaccine statuses, economic impact, market trends), but...

My Curated Digital Bubble

Random Observation/Comment #698: This is a Digital Civil War. We’re divided into our bubbles. Understanding Attention You’ve got a limited amount of time and an even more limited amount of attention in your day. The more decisions you make, the more tired you get. I’ve considered disconnecting from my phone – there’s a list of 30 for that (30 Value...

30 WallStreetBets (WSB) Terms

Random Observation/Comment #697: Today’s trading is basically gambling. Follow those meme stocks. Why this List? I joined WSB a few years ago for pure entertainment and sometimes pretty good due diligence. If you read enough of the threads, you start to catch onto the common lingo. The group doesn’t really take itself that seriously, so there was a clear distinction...

Wills, Trusts, and Digital Legacy

Random Observation/Comment #696: Start building towards your legacy for the ones you care about most. Learning From My Parents My parents are retired and I often tell them, “Spend all your money, and you’ll make us very happy.” I want them to enjoy the experiences they sacrificed while chasing the American dream as immigrants. I want them to spend time...

30 Things to Do With Crypto

Random Observation/Comment #695: Composability and active personal digital asset management is under-valued within the cryptocurrency space. Why this list? Bitcoin is the pet rock blockchain. You can buy it, spend it, and save it, but that’s pretty much it. If you want to build applications and services on top of a network, I would recommend Ethereum. There’s so much more...

30 Communities and Your Role

Random Observation/Comment #694: Evaluate the subset of communities where you want to spend your time. Why this List? Money is extrinsic in value. It’s necessary for a lot of things, but it’s nothing compared to quality time, friendships, passion, and devotion. If you’ve already figured out your strategic investing, then how you spend your time and who you spend it...

Strategic Investing and Portfolio Management

Random Observation/Comment #693: Managing your finance should be a habit, but not an obsession. Re-evaluate quarterly and not daily. Why this list? Use your money as an asset to make more money. Any salary is good for maintaining, but once you reach your 30s and 40s and hopefully become debt free, you will eventually make more than your salary if...

30 Random 2020 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #692: “Don’t wake me, I plan on sleeping in.” ~this whole week Why this List? When going through my end of year clean up, I archive old Keep notes that come from random inspirations. Here’s some of my favorite out of context random notes. Normalization of social experiences Companies are also trying to be your bank Cold milk,...

Reflecting on 2020

Random Observation/Comment #691: Black Mirror really did a scarily good job with this new immersive season. In 2020, we lived through the calm before the storm – a war fought in sweatpants. Traveled to: San Francisco (in Jan), Massapequa Park (in March), and Colorado (in July). And then literally nowhere else. Triumphantly: moved to Denver during a pandemic, did a...

[Guide] Starting a Podcast

Random Observation/Comment #690: Don’t get stuck in Analysis Paralysis. The tools are there and mature enough to just get started. I was writing my 40-under-40 (I’ll publish it in 2021) and one thing I wanted to do was to start a podcast. Given the quieter ending weeks in Dec, I decided to do a little research and just get started....

30 Favorite Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #689: So far I’ve written 150+ Lists of 30 over the past 8 years. From 30 day challenge to book to blogging to podcast. Why this list? My podcast is up on listsof30.com fully hosted by Substack (free!) and RSS feed distributed across Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Apple, and Google (indexing). It only took around 2 hours to setup,...

30 Feelings for 2020

Random Observation/Comment #688: Remember to feel something. I think I’m okay. Why this list? This pandemic has led to an undeniable divide in the world. Rich are getting richer. Poor are getting poorer. Big companies getting bigger. Small businesses shutting down. I think the best way to write about my own experience through this pandemic is to share these emotional...

[Travel Advice] Keystone

Random Observation/Comment #687: I can’t believe this is all just a 1.5-hour drive away. It used to take an hour just to get out of the city. Things We Loved Driving – The i-70 is just so gorgeous winding between the mountains. While Evie was napping in the car, we just Google’d “scenic drives” and was not disappointed. It’s a...

30 Steps Projects Become Products

Random Observation/Comment #686: Evolving from projects to products with users and expectations is a huge graduating step. Why this List? I’ve worked on too many research projects (within a company or in my spare time) that are interesting, but don’t have a clear plan operationally to take it into a sellable product. Whenever I start projects that are meant to...

30 Things to be Thankful for in 2020

Random Observation/Comment #685: Silver linings needed. Why this list? 2020 was a dumpster fire. We’ve all lost so much this year – at the very least, a bit of sanity. In light of Thanksgiving, here’s at least a positive spin on a ridiculously surreal year. Celebrate the little things. Trump will no longer be President (even though he’s doing his...

30 Ethereum Things to be Thankful for

Random Observation/Comment #684: “Let me just basically say how impressed I am by Ethereum, full stop, period.” ~Heath Tarbert, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Why this list? Experimentation with multiple blockchain/DLT platforms has led me to be very thankful for a lot of aspects unique to Ethereum. It withstands the test of time as a live bounty...

30 Ways to Grow a Virtual Community

Random Observation/Comment #683: It’s important now more than ever to stay connected with your work and friends. Why this List? Now that the new normal of a work and social life is all virtual, you may be thinking about growing a community of passionate people to mobilize on a certain mission (or maybe just have a lovely curated set of...