How to earn a DIY Ph.D.?

You can become a very good, well-regarded writer by earning a “Do-It-Yourself Ph.D.”:

  • Look for a Nexus of Interest, the most interesting topic to you that is also interesting to others.
  • Write a million words to deliberately improve from where you are to become the world’s foremost expert on that topic.

Ikigai concept

The first part is straightforward. Most life advice converges on some form of Ikigai, which is the idea that you should do the intersection of what you love, what you are good at, what the world needs, and what you can be paid for:

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