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Hey hey. I'm Trajan. I'm a minimalist entrepreneur who loves exploring the world (42 countries), learning new things (7 languages) and trying to get better every day (working on my backsquat). I write about entrepreneurship and building an optimized and happy life through systems, good habits and scientific research. Join me and we'll discover how we can build businesses we can be proud of.

6 Shark Tank mistakes that kill deals

For the past 10 years I've been watching "Shark Tank." Along with The Profit, it's one of my favorite shows. I've even tried to watch some of the international versions (which are unwatchable.) After 10 years of episodes and together with my experiences as an investor and startup advisor, judge...

For the past 10 years I’ve been watching “Shark Tank.” Along with The Profit, it’s one of my favorite shows. I’ve even tried to watch some of the international versions (which are unwatchable.) After 10 years of episodes and together with my experiences as an investor and startup advisor, judge of business plan competitions and my own entrepreneur experiences since...

How much money is enough to be happy?

Over the years as I've built companies and have seen my income fluctuate and saved and invested, one question comes up continually: How much money is enough to be happy? What are we working toward? Should we always be hustling at the expense of other parts of our lives so...

Over the years as I’ve built companies and have seen my income fluctuate and saved and invested, one question comes up continually: How much money is enough to be happy? What are we working toward? Should we always be hustling at the expense of other parts of our lives so we can collect more stuff to put in our storage sheds? It comes down to answering the question: how much money is enough...

Death and Taxes: not so certain anymore

In 1789 Ben Franklin wrote in a letter that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, over 200 years later, we're not sure so about the inevitability of death...

In 1789 Ben Franklin wrote in a letter that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now, over 200 years later, we’re not sure so about the inevitability of death and taxes can be reduced or illuminated with the right planning. We’ll leave the topic of life...

Trajan King

Hey hey. I'm Trajan. I'm a minimalist entrepreneur who loves exploring the world (42 countries), learning new things (7 languages) and trying to get better every day (working on my backsquat).

I write about entrepreneurship and building an optimized and happy life through systems, good habits and scientific research.

Join me and we'll discover how we can build businesses we can be proud of.

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