i'm chris, i'm from new zealand + australia + stanford + san diego. some things i've made * [breakoutlist.com](https://www.breakoutlist.com) -- helps engineers find good startups to join * [prismaticco.org](https://www.prismaticco.org) -- matches startups to vendors (started it with my wife nina) * i ran a pop-up clubhouse for a weekend where i rented an airbnb and some people visited and flew in * i started a top site people look at for advice about [how to get into stanford](https://stanfordguide.org/how-to-get-into-stanford-6c8ebf1b6921) * i made a [gpu parody song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGpnXANXGUg) that the [ny times said was cringe worthy](https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/16/technology/ai-gpu-chips-shortage.html) * some stuff i've written * [coaching superpowers for making people feel seen and understood when they need to vent or want advice (or for understanding yourself)](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YFJf37bOEYg8mWpRuC7dtaaZY9G5WyAHYLQE1T7YlvI/edit#heading=h.3ry9anwf4h89) * [h100 supply and demand](https://gpus.llm-utils.org/nvidia-h100-gpus-supply-and-demand/) * [openai status](https://openai-status.llm-utils.org) * [nerd's guide to health](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g1qqDr9ko4jzs3NNSN-2NrdEHsDJeab6BJd4Y3vjxAU/edit#heading=h.cascoeoe4zt9) * [ambitious bootstrappers](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1a21RCVfnLKdmKVpTBdbmpK2vNSTOAx1GzH5AHH9Ml7A/edit#heading=h.6zv9qgyrmqgf) * [how to access your intuition to make choices you'll feel glad about](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z6xJG5_al7mDSY68-r3ky1GjCR4NvyosKHo_65q1CaU/edit) the basics * i live in san diego with my wife and 2 kids! i live a pretty hermit-ish lifestyle and i like it. the questions and answers i wish i could transfer to my 18 year old self: 1) if you could teach 1 skill to your 18 y/o self, which. where/when would they see you doing that * how to make myself and others feel seen and understood (see resonance gdoc above) * how to make decisions i feel glad about by consulting my intuition (see intuition gdoc above) * how to write sales emails. how to do sales calls. how to build products that will spread via word of mouth. how to avoid toxins. how to not be overly logical and rational. 2) if u could transfer 1 deeply held belief to your 18 y/o self, which? * micro preferences (like something slightly more than other things? do a lot of it! assume that something you prefer 10% now you'll prefer 500% later). avoiding "jade" (justifying, arguing, defending, explaining) and instead focusing on being "peacefully assertive". avoidance of intuition debt, avoidance of self-understanding, and of relationship understanding debt. the value of following my peaceful intuitions. 3) what’s something you’d want to shadow ur future self (from the yr 2034) on * what is the day to day thing that gives me energy that i’ve been doing for 5+ years and each year it’s only more energizing? send me a voice message on telegram: [@chrisb_tg](http://t.me/chrisb_tg) ![](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGpnXANXGUg)