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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.

The truth about working for yourself

Since leaving Wall Street and Silicon Valley in the early 2000's, I've mostly worked for myself. The exceptions being during periods where I worked in a more organized startup. It's been an amazing period of trials and triumphs. There have been ups and downs. Working for yourself can be very...

Since leaving Wall Street and Silicon Valley in the early 2000’s, I’ve mostly worked for myself. The exceptions being during periods where I worked in a more organized startup. It’s been an amazing period of trials and triumphs. There have been ups and downs. Working for yourself can be very rewarding in terms of personal growth, income and freedom of time and creativity. Our...

VTSAX conquers all: The case for investing in low-cost index funds

In previous articles I've covered why it's so difficult for people to beat the market. How Warren Buffett is an anomaly and how it's so hard to beat the market that only 5% of fund managers manage to do it. Far fewer individual investors can do it and why this is...

In previous articles I’ve covered why it’s so difficult for people to beat the market. How Warren Buffett is an anomaly and how it’s so hard to beat the market that only 5% of fund managers manage to do it. Far fewer individual investors can do it and why this is one reason I don’t use a financial planner. So why is it so tough to beat the market and what should we do to...

Why does Mark Zuckerberg wear the same thing every day?

Mark Zuckerberg wears the same grey shirt every day. The blue jeans, black turtleneck and New Balance running shoes of Steve Jobs are legendary. Einstein had a closet full of the same grey suit. Christopher Nolan wears the same blue shirt and blazer. The list could go on and on. What's...

Mark Zuckerberg wears the same grey shirt every day. The blue jeans, black turtleneck and New Balance running shoes of Steve Jobs are legendary. Einstein had a closet full of the same grey suit. Christopher Nolan wears the same blue shirt and blazer. The list could go on and on. What’s going on with these guys? They wear the same thing every day to cut down on the number of decisions they...

Should you use a financial planner?

I recently sold my house and got some money, which caused me to pause and wonder, "should I get a financial planner?" I used to be a financial planner for several years.  Before that, I worked on Wall Street and before that I got an Honors Bachelors Degree in Finance and...

I recently sold my house and got some money, which caused me to pause and wonder, “should I get a financial planner?” I used to be a financial planner for several years.  Before that, I worked on Wall Street and before that I got an Honors Bachelors Degree in Finance and an MBA in Accounting.  I’ve read hundreds of books on investing.  So I know a little about the subject.  But...

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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