The HVMN Blog

Ketones in Urine: All You Need to Know

Monitoring ketone levels in urine is important for both diabetics and those waiting to maintain ketosis. Here's what to look for, how to test and the advantages vs. disadvantages of testing urine for ketones.

Continue reading...

Welcome Nate Martins!

Please meet Nate Martins, who'll be leading Editorial and Communications for HVMN. We're excited to have him onboard.

Continue reading...

Exogenous Ketones: Fuel for Metabolism?

The benefits of ketosis are well-known: Neuroprotective properties, appetite control, improved glucose sensitivity, being in a fat-burning state, and more. The most common ways we can get into ketosis is through following a strict ketogenic diet and practicing intermittent fasting. However, what if we could bring ourselves into ketosis just by ingesting exogenous ketones...with no need to follow the previously mentioned interventions? Is this possible? This study, authored by our very own Dr. Brianna Stubbs, has the answer. 

Continue reading...

Welcome Adam Ismaeil!

Join me in welcoming Adam M. Ismaeil to HVMN!

Continue reading...

What are Exogenous Ketones?

Drink impossible. The power of ketones in a bottle. Scientists have achieved this feat so we can reap the benefits of elevated ketone levels without having to follow a ketogenic diet.

Continue reading...

How do exogenous ketones affect athletic performance?

From carb gels to Gatorade, sports nutrition has evolved tremendously over the years. Recent evidence shows exogenous ketones may be the next all-in-one performance fuel used for training, performance, and recovery.

Continue reading...

HVMN Ketone is Now Fully Available

HVMN Ketone, the world's first ketone ester drink, is now fully available. All outstanding pre-sales orders are now shipped, and starting today, new orders will immediately be picked from our distribution centers within 1 business day. HVMN Ketone is a technical and engineering breakthrough birthed from a unique collaboration between academia, military research, and Silicon Valley, and this is a major milestone on our mission to provide breakthrough nutrition for breakthrough performances.

Continue reading...

HVMN Ketone: Starting to Ship

April has arrived. HVMN Ketone is starting to ship out to early buyers, and this marks an important milestone for the world's first ketone ester. Are you part of the first 5,000?

Continue reading...

What’s Keto Flu and How Do You Cure it?

Has the keto diet got you feeling worse for wear? Keto flu is commonly experienced by many people switching to the ketogenic diet, with varying degrees of side effects.

Continue reading...

5 Ways Fasting Has Helped My Company

Intermittent fasting has been one of the most important cultural pillars that we’ve built at HVMN. The body of research behind fasting is robust and rapidly growing. It's been over a two year journey for us, and we expect this cultural component to continue to grow.

Continue reading...

Winning Allies and Poisoning Predators: The Convergent Evolution of Caffeine

Like many products of nature that humans enjoy on a regular basis – a bird’s song, the taste of an apple, the shade of a tree – caffeine is a happy side effect of a long evolutionary chain that vastly predates humanity.

Continue reading...

In response to NYT “Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts?”

There's a rapidly growing body of data in this area, and the role of ketones as a metabolic substrate and signalling metabolite is an active area of research, so some of the confusion/hype/exaggeration/skepticism is understandable. However, we have sufficient basic scientific understanding to have a clear discussion without imprecision and conflation. My goal in this response is to clarify and add perspective to the New York Times piece "Can Ketones Rev Up Our Workouts?".

Continue reading...

How to Use Exogenous Ketones for Different Types of Sport

Depending on what sort of athlete you are and the type of physical activity you’re doing on a given day, there are different ways you can use exogenous ketones to optimize your performance and recovery.

Continue reading...

Top 3 Ways To Test For Ketosis

Ketosis can provide a plethora of health and wellness benefits that are now widely known. How deep you are into ketosis can affect the degree of benefits you obtain. Learn how to test for this helpful biomarker.

Continue reading...

HVMN Ketone Production Update #1 - 03/06

Thank you for your patience as my team and I make progress on my last production update a month ago. Your anticipation and diligence comes through with the emails and messages that you’ve sent us, and we’re taking that energy and persistence into execution. Moving forward, I’ll provide weekly updates on progress until you have HVMN Ketone.

Continue reading...

Beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB – All You Need to Know

Beta-hydroxybutyrate or BHB is a molecule that often features in ketosis discussions. It is an organic compound and is considered one of the three ketone bodies.

Continue reading...

Ketosis Symptoms and Signs: What to Look Out For

It can be hard work to follow the ketogenic diet or fast to get into ketosis. By contrast, it's easy to raise blood ketone levels and get into ketosis by taking exogenous ketones like HVMN Ketone. But how do you know you are in ketosis? What are the positive signs and what about the negative symptoms you might have to deal with?

Continue reading...

5 Surprising Things About the Keto Diet

It's well established that the keto diet is comprised of low carbohydrates and high fats. What might not be so well known? Could the keto diet help you live longer? Could it help treat your stubborn acne? Can you eat keto as a vegetarian? Here are 5 surprising things you didn’t know about the keto diet.

Continue reading...

Do Calories Matter on a Keto Diet?

Among the numerous health and performance benefits of the ketogenic diet, weight loss is rapidly emerging as a prime incentive to go keto! Since “what you eat” on the keto diet is central to its weight loss effects, is “how much you eat” important?

Continue reading...

The Top 5 Benefits of the Keto Diet

Weight loss, enhanced memory, and reduced inflammation, among many other benefits, can be accessed by unlocking your metabolism’s true potential. Find out what this entails and harness the power of ketosis!

Continue reading...

What is Ketosis?

Our bodies operate the way they always have. Or do they? Man's relationship with food and exercise has drastically changed since prehistoric times. Take control of your metabolism with the power of ketosis. We have been able to enter this metabolic state since prehistoric times. Ketosis is natural at its core. Ketosis is HVMN.

Continue reading...

What does HVMN Ketone taste like?

The ketone ester itself dominates the flavor profile of the drink, providing a distinct and recognizable taste. Designed for in-field performance, and with a high concentration of the ketone ester, HVMN Ketone is not meant as a casual sipping drink.

Continue reading...

January 2018 Production Update on HVMN Ketone

The HVMN team and our partners at Oxford University are working very hard to manufacture and deliver an effective, safe, and fully 3rd party tested and validated ketone ester to you. Production is currently in full swing, and I’m happy to announce a specific delivery window of April 2018.

Continue reading...

How long does HVMN Ketone last?

So HVMN Ketone puts you in a state of exogenous ketosis. You're probably asking how long this state lasts. Find out how long HVMN Ketone is in your system and to what extent.

Continue reading...

What is the difference between exogenous ketosis, nutritional ketosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis?

Learn the difference between exogenous ketosis, nutritional ketosis, and diabetic ketoacidosis.

Continue reading...

What research studies have been done using HVMN Ketone?

Find a list of all research studies that have used HVMN Ketone.

Continue reading...

What does HVMN Ketone do?

HVMN Ketone is an exciting, novel innovation. Learn what it exactly does.

Continue reading...

What diet should I follow when taking HVMN Ketone?

Learn what diet you should follow when taking HVMN Ketone.

Continue reading...

Do ketones from HVMN Ketone get turned back into fat?

Yes, your liver is able to convert fat into ketones. Should you be concerned that after consuming HVMN Ketone, ketones will get converted back into fat? Find out!

Continue reading...

Do the ketones from HVMN Ketone get turned into carbs?

Learn whether the ketones from HVMN Ketone can be converted into carbs.

Continue reading...

How do I take HVMN Ketone on a ketogenic diet?

Learn how to take HVMN Ketone on a ketogenic diet.

Continue reading...

Does HVMN Ketone promote weight loss?

Learn about HVMN Ketone and weight loss, hunger and appetite.

Continue reading...

Why are You Trying so Hard?

It’s 3am and you’re alone at your desk. You’ve just hit your second wind on a project that’s taken almost three months of consecutive long nights to accomplish. Sometimes you push through meals; you wake up early to get back into the zone; your world is a testament to how much you want this: a groundbreaking dissertation, a competitive LSAT score, a 1 billion dollar company — you’re hungry.

Continue reading...

Caffeine and L-Theanine Combination on Attention

One of the best-studied nootropic regimens consists of the combination of caffeine and l-theanine. Caffeine has been shown in a multitude of studies to enhance alertness and improve cognitive performance and l-theanine has been shown to exert anti-stress and pro-relaxation benefits. When used together, the combination possesses a unique cognitive enhancement profile.

Continue reading...

In response to CNBC’s “HVMN (Nootrobox) study: smart pill less effective than caffeine"

HVMN conducted research on a potential variant of SPRINT called CAF+, which is NOT related to the current SPRINT product that is on the market. HVMN is constantly experimenting with new components and products and doing research to determine what is effective for our consumers. We expect to publish the research in any case, following the normal timeline for peer-reviewed research in an academic journal, but an early manuscript was unfortunately leaked. Based on the research results, we will not be incorporating the variant studied in future versions of SPRINT.

Continue reading...

Statement on ΔG® Ketone Ester

ΔG® ketone ester is a proprietary ketone ester invented by Professor Kieran Clarke at the University of Oxford and Dr Richard Veech at the NIH. HVMN® is the only company authorized to commercialize ΔG® ketone ester.

Continue reading...

Introducing new, lower prices for Nootrobox

Today, we’re excited to announce that our community has grown to a point where we’ve achieved economies of scale that reduce our manufacturing costs, and we’re passing those cost reductions on to you. Effective immediately, for both existing subscribers and new customers, the new prices of the following products will be:

Continue reading...

HVMN Research and Development Principles

We publish our research and development principles with the following goals in mind: to plant a flag and define a new standard of public accountability, to continue to earn your trust, and to build the foundation of an intrepid company that will continue to do important work for many generations.

Continue reading...

Is Ashwagandha Root Anti-Stress and Anti-Anxiety?

Reducing the negative effects of stress can be hugely beneficial for cognitive function and general health. One of the great potential benefits of nootropics, is the ability to combat this daily stress, with minimal to no side effects when taken chronically. One such nootropic that has shown to be effective in battling stress and anxiety is Ashwagandha.

Continue reading...

Research Club

Research is always advancing, and HVMN is here to keep you up to date on the latest of human enhancement. Enjoy readable summaries of complex research studies.

Continue reading...

How do I motivate myself to exercise?

Why do some people love to exercise, while others consider it a chore? Learn what the productive "playful" mindset looks like, how to spot it in others, and cultivate it within yourself.

Continue reading...

Bright Light Therapy for Depression?

Now that we’re in the middle of winter, sometimes it seems like we live in perpetual darkness: its dark as you head into work and then dark as you head home. Many people experience fluctuations in their mood that can be linked to changes in light exposure: called ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ (aptly: ‘SAD’). Researchers now believe that light box therapy can be a natural way to help treat other kinds of mood disorders, such as bipolar depression.

Continue reading...

What makes HVMN Ketone a "super-fuel"?

"Super-fuel" is quite the bold label. Learn the characteristics that make us so confident about calling HVMN Ketone a super-fuel.

Continue reading...

How are ketones used in the body?

You've heard a lot about ketones. You might know that your body can naturally produce them. Learn how our body can use them for everyday functions.

Continue reading...

How does the ketogenic diet affect athletic performance?

Learn how the ketogenic diet affects athletic performance.

Continue reading...

What about Raspberry Ketones?

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, you might have heard of raspberry ketones. What do raspberries have to do with ketones?

Continue reading...

Can HVMN Ketone make athletes feel sick?

Learn about the chance of symptoms with HVMN Ketone.

Continue reading...

How do I take HVMN Ketone for recovery?

HVMN Ketone is not only a pre- and peri- training food. It can be used to improve how efficiently your muscles recover from exercise. Learn how to use it after a tough training session.

Continue reading...

How do I take HVMN Ketone with carbs?

HVMN Ketone is meant to be taken alongside your standard pre-workout carbs. Learn how to do so for your best training session yet.

Continue reading...

When will my HVMN Ketone ship?

So you've placed your pre-order for HVMN Ketone. Thank you! But, when will you receive it is the main question. Learn when we anticipate fulfilling your order.

Continue reading...

Is HVMN Ketone safe?

HVMN Ketone is a clinically validated superfuel. Learn about the safety, clinical validation, and approval processes it's been through.

Continue reading...

How does HVMN Ketone compare to ketone salts and MCT oil?

Learn how HVMN Ketone compares to ketone salts and other related products.

Continue reading...

Why is HVMN Ketone better than what exists today?

Learn why HVMN Ketone is superior to what exists today.

Continue reading...

How do I know HVMN Ketone works for me?

Learn how to track and measure whether HVMN Ketone works for you.

Continue reading...

How does HVMN Ketone work?

So HVMN Ketone is a clinically validated superfuel. With a claim this powerful, it's important to understand the mechanisms at play. Learn what goes on the second you take that drink.

Continue reading...

What are the nutrition facts of HVMN Ketone?

Learn the nutrition facts of HVMN Ketone

Continue reading...

What are Ketones?

We all know the three macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. They form the nutritional building blocks of food and are our bodies’ only fuel sources. Everyone knows that...not so fast. Enter ketones.

Continue reading...

Introducing HVMN Ketone

HVMN Ketone, the world's first ketone ester drink, is here. This launch is a technical and engineering breakthrough in physiology, biochemistry, and human performance and is the culmination of 10+ years of research conducted at the University of Oxford and the National Institutes of Health and a multi-year effort of HVMN to deliver technology that pushes the possibilities of human performance.

Continue reading...

5 Inexpensive Way to Buy a More Productive Life

These are not mental tricks or behavior alterations – they’re good old-fashioned things that you can buy (for cheap!) that can make a real difference in your daily productivity.

Continue reading...

Effect of Fasting on Insulin Action

Due to a societal shift to a more sedentary lifestyle (along with constant food intake) insulin resistance is increasingly becoming a major health issue. This study is the first in humans to show that intermittent fasting increases insulin-mediated glucose uptake rates...meaning elevated insulin sensitivity and improved blood-glucose control.

Continue reading...

Ketone Salts Fail to Boost Athletic Performance

In recent years, there has been an increase of ketone salt supplements promising to bring you into ketosis and improve physical and mental performance. It's important to note that not all ketone supplements are the same...there are salts, oils, and esters (which are the raw form of BHB and not yet commercially available). This study specifically examines ketone salts, which are ketone bodies bound to minerals such as sodium, potassium, or calcium.   It's been shown that ketone esters can improve performance and recovery, which is key for sports such as cycling. Do ketone salts actually boost performance in the same manner? 

Continue reading...

Can IF Turn White Fat Into Brown Fat?

There are two types of fat in your body: Brown fat and white fat. The brown fat is a type of fat that BURNS energy. The white fat is a type of fat that STORES energy. Can intermittent fasting convert your white fat into brown fat?

Continue reading...

Does fasting affect muscle mass?

Concerned about whether intermittent fasting or time-restricted feeding will adversely affect lean muscle mass retention? This small study randomized “generally healthy, recreationally active men” in their early twenties to one of two arms: resistance training and normal diet (RT-ND) or resistance training plus time restricted feeding (RT-TRF), all calories consumed without limitation within a 4-hour window.

Continue reading...

Can L-Theanine Protect The Brain From Environmental Toxins?

Recently, multiple publications have demonstrated that L-theanine can protect the brain from the harmful effects of toxins, both environmental and those used in laboratory settings.

Continue reading...

Ketogenic Diet: The Key for Longevity and Memory?

This HVMN Journal brings you two closely related studies that work together to prove the potential benefits the ketogenic diet has on longevity and memory.

Continue reading...

Should I Exercise While I Fast?

One of the most common questions asked by fasters is if they should exercise during a fast. The worry that normal exercise routines will be negatively impacted by adding intermittent fasting is an understandable concern.

Continue reading...

Fats vs. Carbs: A Look at Mortality Rate

This study has been getting a lot of attention in the news because the authors claim that their findings directly contradict the current government-sanctioned dietary guidelines that recommend a low-fat diet.

Continue reading...

Can Glycine Protect Against Muscle Loss During a Fast?

Glycine supplementation during calorie restriction accelerates fat loss and protects against further muscle loss. As many of you know, fasting and caloric restriction are powerful ways to hack your metabolism and achieve a more optimal state of health.

Continue reading...

L-Theanine to help with chronic stress?

One of the most serious, yet widely ignored, burdens of society is stress. Psychological, physiological or environmental stressors can result in neuropsychological dysfunction such as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) with cognitive impairment. According to world health organization, 350 million people worldwide suffer from MDD.

Continue reading...

Melatonin for Blood Pressure Reduction?

Melatonin, a hormone produced by the brain, is an important regulator of our circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle. Taking melatonin at bedtime is known to improve both the ability to fall asleep and the quality of sleep obtained.

Continue reading...

Strategies to Improve Adherence to Dietary Weight Loss Interventions

This article was a review that highlighted the importance of adherence to a diet to its eventual success. In other words, how important is it to stick to the diet you choose to follow for weight loss?

Continue reading...

BHB for spinal cord injuries?

BHB refers to Beta-hydroxybutyrate, a molecule that is considered a ketone body. It is one of the main molecules that helps your body produce energy in the absence of glucose.

Continue reading...

Ketones to help with depression?

The purpose of this study was to look to see if BHB (a ketone body) can change the normal pattern of histone modifications that occur during depression.

Continue reading...

Can Fasting Help with Depression?

The mechanism of acute fasting-induced antidepressant-like effects in mice. To find the results in rodents, scientists placed mice in an inescapable water tank where they were forced to swim for 6 minutes.

Continue reading...

Ketogenic Intervention to Delay Cognitive Decline?

It is increasingly becoming appreciated that the ability of the brain to burn glucose is compromised during diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Continue reading...

Welcome Michael Lee and Dr. Manuel Lam!

Wednesday, December 14 - Join me in welcoming both Michael Lee and Dr. Manuel Lam to Nootrobox! When we look to add talent to our team, we select for people who are truly at the top of their field.

Continue reading...

Welcome Chrissy!

Monday, Nov 28 - Join me in welcoming Chrissy Ensley to Nootrobox! The physical infrastructure behind our business is our company's backbone.

Continue reading...

Welcome Zhill!

Monday, August 17 - Join me in welcoming Zhill Olonan to Nootrobox! When we add talent to our team, we look to bring onboard people who're at an inflection point to do the best work of their career.

Continue reading...

RISE MK.III back in stock by mid-September

Friday, July 29 - I apologize on behalf of Nootrobox for temporarily being unable to immediately fulfill your RISE stack. We expect to be back in stock in mid-September.

Continue reading...

Announcing KADO-3, a supercharged Omega 3 Stack

Friday, June 24 - We're excited to unveil KADO-3 (Vitamin K, Astaxanthin, Vitamin D, and Omega-3), our supercharged Omega-3 stack derived from krill and fish. Unlike your standard fish oil, KADO-3 has a super high ratio of DHA to EPA (DHA is the fatty acid associated with cognitive benefit and health). This is Omega-3 optimized for your brain.

Continue reading...

Welcome Ben!

Monday, May 16 - Join me in welcoming Ben Woosley to Nootrobox! When we look to add talent to our team, we select for people who are truly at the top of their field.

Continue reading...

Nootrobox GO CUBES announces sponsorship of Gankstars

Thursday, March 10 - We're proud to announce our sponsorship of Gankstars, one of the top-ranked Vainglory teams in the world. Vainglory is the most popular mobile and tablet battle arena game and is rapidly becoming one of the most followed and watched video games globally.

Continue reading...

$2 million financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Thursday, December 3 - We are very pleased to announce that Nootrobox has accepted an additional $2 million in venture capital investment led by Andreessen Horowitz. The new capital will allow us to accelerate clinical research and development on nootropics, to double down on our manufacturing and supply chain innovation, and to continue building a world class team across all disciplines of medicine, software, and product manufacturing.

Continue reading...

Time is annoying — get annoyed!

With only 24 hours in a day, the sharpest of us attempt to utilize ways to get a bit more from this finite resource. We are annoyed with wasting time, so we dig through productivity apps and hacks, opt for sleep deprivation, and more, as we attempt to find ever clever ways to do more with less. If the lack of time annoys you too, begin taking back what’s rightfully yours. The first step is learning where your time goes.

Continue reading...

Nootrobox Raises $500k to Make Nootropics for Everyone

We have a special announcement today - Nootrobox has raised a $500k round of angel funding from leaders in Silicon Valley, to accelerate our velocity as we bring safe, effective, and accessible nootropics to the world.

Continue reading...

Best practices for making a tough decision

Sometimes you find yourself in a high-pressure situation where you need to make a critical decision right away. Do you sign off on that ad-campaign? Do you cancel your vacation to take on a new freelance project? Do you apply for law school this year or next? You may not know the right answer right away and that’s fair. The decision, nevertheless, must be made. There's something that we're all born with to help you make the best choice possible.

Continue reading...

Nootrobox Launches in Mexico and Spain

Nootrobox is excited to announce our launch in two new countries - Mexico and Spain!

Continue reading...

Your understanding of failure is all wrong

We live in a world where failure is touted as a great thing; a necessary route to success; a part of daily life. In the age of innovation we are persuaded to, *fail fast*, *iterate faster*, and remember that *most startups fail*. While we can understand failure intellectually, it’s harder to clarify the way it makes us feel, or better yet the way it threatens to hold us back. Of course, we cannot afford to be held back. So what can we do?

Continue reading...

Lessons From StarCraft: Gaming Your Personal Productivity

When you play a game like StarCraft, the online computer game where the goal is intergalactic domination, you learn a few things about success and getting to the top.

Continue reading...

Josh visits Nootrobox HQ

Guest Post by Josh Fraser. Josh runs a small Internet marketing, web design and development team in Kelowna, British Columbia and was a VIP guest as part of our "Entrepreneur-in-Training" Indiegogo campaign.

Continue reading...

Announcing Keanu by Nootrobox

On April 1, 2015, Nootrobox announces the exclusive beta launch of Keanu - Download the New You.

Continue reading...

Humans: The Next Platform

Biohacking and transhumanist advances (including nootropics, extended longevity, cybernetic implants, better behavioral and genetic self-understanding) will materially advance our quality of life and productivity in the coming decade, but we need to be thoughtful about the potential social and ethical pitfalls as we transform. Google Trends shows a marked uptick in searches for “nootropics” and related biohacking fields, so now is the time to have the conversation about the direction we’re headed.

Continue reading...

Nootropics Aren’t Just For Tech Millionaires

TechCrunch, the popular technology news site, has asked us to do a series on nootropics and biohacking. We’re proud to be thought leaders in the burgeoning field.

Continue reading...

Nootrobox launches in Canada

We’re proud to announce that Nootrobox is officially launching its service in Canada. This past week, we’ve already begun to fulfill to early customers who expressed interest in our initial launch in summer of 2014.

Continue reading...

Our Love-Hate Relationship with Supplements

We at Nootrobox applaud the New York State Attorney General’s office for taking action against some of the biggest brands in supplements for selling fake and fraudulent products. House brands from big names like GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart were caught in the audit. New York state found that 80% of their products did not have any of ingredients claimed on their labels. We’re proud to announce that Nootrobox has no issues with our supply chain and products. However, the broader news is appalling and is a black eye on the entire nutrition and supplements market.

Continue reading...

Happy holidays from Nootrobox!

This year has been a tremendous one for Nootrobox. Just this summer, just a few months ago, Nootrobox spawned from an idea. But this idea resonated with everyone on our team: we all have the same amount of time in a day, and while we can’t create more of it, we can, however, optimize and maximize the value out of the limited time we do have. Our business was built around this basic fact, and boy have we made the most out our time so far!

Continue reading...

Do You Have Animal Smell?

Masayoshi Son, who sits atop the Japanese Forbes List, due in part to his early investments in both Yahoo and Alibaba, described his impression upon first meeting Alibaba founder & CEO Jack Ma: “It was the look in his eye, it was an ‘animal smell’“.

Continue reading...

Evolution of human societies and the organization of ventures

The earliest human functional groups were hunter-gatherer tribes of 100-150 people. This is several extended family groups banded together.

Continue reading...

11 Quotes from Marcus Aurelius to Inspire You to Get Things Done

Marcus Aurelius, best known by his portrayal in Russell Crowe’s epic film, Gladiator, was actually a real-life Roman Emperor. In the film, we only saw Marcus as a dying old man who served mostly as a plot device to initiate Russell Crowe’s journey from beloved Roman legionnaire general to a slave gladiator. But in history, Marcus was one of the most acclaimed Roman rulers.

Continue reading...

Ray Dalio Principles

We’ve been reading Principles by Ray Dalio over the past few days and have come across some really solid passages that highlight some great perspectives on how to think about life. For those of you who haven’t heard of him, Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates in 1975, which in 2012 became the largest hedge fund in the world with over $120B assets under management.

Continue reading...

Things President Obama does to Improve his Decision Making

President Barack Obama has the highest profile job in the world. The administration surrounding him is a juggernaut of a system that runs the paramount power on Earth. While his administration may not always be the most well-oiled operation (which to be fair is what virtually always happens in a large and complex enough system), the operation in which the President manages himself is. Let’s look at three things Obama does to make sure he makes good decisions.

Continue reading...

Was Ben Franklin a Slacker?

Ben Franklin is one of the most renowned productivity masterminds of all time. You can’t make it through a history or science textbook without discovering something he invented, developed, thought about, or influenced. Simply put, he’s one of the most productive people ever.

Continue reading...
Emails worth reading.

Once a week, we'll send you the most compelling research, stories and updates from the world of human enhancement.

HVMN Co-founders Michael Brandt and Geoffrey Woo