When Alan decided to ‘win at life’ this meant taking stock of what made him genuinely happy and realising that goals based on external factors (i.e. job promotions, money) were not the way forward. And so he ditched the free meals at Google, instead opting for eating straight from the tin and starting his marijuana business, Tokyo Smoke.
In this episode we’ll here more about TimeOn, the extravagent project Alan created to identify what made him happy, as well as the unexpected challenges he found transitioning from a company like Google to running a small business.
“I wanted a structure to understand what winning at life meant”
The interview includes interesting advice for anyone thinking about leaving their job as well as the discovery that Alan’s also a big Simpsons fan, which gave me the chance to recommend The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.