Hi! I'm Christian Genco. I'm the founder of Fileinbox, author of the Microconf Recap, and creator of several smaller projects.

I'm into minimalism and keep a list of everything I own. I vlog and write and take book notes to work on being a better human.

What I'm excited about right now

THIS NEW POST-COVID-19 MARKET WHERE EVERYONE IS BASICALLY LIVING HOW I'VE BEEN LIVING FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS 😍😍😍 My brain is just exploding with ideas to work on. I've never felt more excited about working. Stuff in the pipeline is Genco School (my version of a code bootcamp that also teaches how to start a software business), tabletop.app (play board games remotely with friends), and a new version of fileinbox running entirely on firebase (so it's super scalable and has way more features). Also I'm excited about the potential for my new journaling system (including chatting to a transcriber on my morning walks).

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Blog Recommendations

If you like the stuff on my blog, you'll probably like the stuff on these other blogs too. In no particular order:

  • Patrick Collison: thoughts, advice, and recommendations from the co-founder of Stripe. I especially like his questions. This dude knows how to think.
  • Paul Graham's Essays: founder of Y Combinator and Hacker News.
  • Better Explained: intuitive explanations of math concepts that schools sucks at teaching.
  • Mr. Money Mustache: learn how to earn enough money to retire within 10 years without winning the lottery.
  • More To That: don't be fooled by the entertaining colorful illustrations—this shit gets deep.
  • Patio11's blog: founder of Bingo Card Creator and a superstar in the Microconf community. Patrick is the reason I'm currently running my own company. He taught me how to make money on the internet, and teaches people every day to Charge More™️.
  • Wait But Why: mathy big-picture cartoons about life and technology. He has a great series on Elon Musk. I especially love Your Life in Weeks.
  • xkcd: hilarious and clever comics about science, math, and life. Chances are there's a relevant xkcd for your last conversation.
  • Gwern: I imagine this blog is what it would look like to pry open a rigorous scientist's brain and see how they've optimized their life. I love his approach to optimizing sleep. He calculates the freakin' p-values for how correlated taking melatonin is to his sleep quality and randomly A/B tested two different mattresses. Who does that?!
  • Derek Sivers: founder of CDBaby.com and one of the few humans I feel like has life figured out. His articles are short and sweet. I especially like Hell Yeah or no.
  • Guzey: Another Gwern-like blog. I like his article on productivity.