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Why Fathom Analytics doesn’t have a free plan

(Paul Jarvis) Let’s dive into our vision, some radical transparency, and a little dash of disobedience to the norms that have failed regular internet users.'

Sep 18, 2023

Your privacy resolutions for 2023

(Paul Jarvis) Whatever your reason for wanting to put a bit more focus into digital privacy in this new year, it’s best to keep a few simple things in mind.

Jan 2, 2023

What does Google know about me?

(Paul Jarvis) There’s a lot of us who use Google as part of our daily lives, but how much do they know about us? What information do they record and what do we have to hide?

Oct 25, 2022

Is Big Tech actually a big problem?

(Paul Jarvis) Did we all finally learn the truth about these companies, or was it something else that tipped the scales towards concerning once-heroes to be realized as villains?

Oct 12, 2021

No more spy pixels

(Paul Jarvis) I don’t know if you’ve opened or read my newsletter.

Mar 1, 2020

How to build wealth slowly

(Paul Jarvis) You don’t have to pick stocks or have huge swaths of money to start investing.

Feb 2, 2020

Make your website a black hole to big tech

(Paul Jarvis) Google doesn’t need to charge for Google Analytics, they get access to such a vast amount of our personal data. It’s one of the biggest tech monopolies ever.

Dec 5, 2019

The enemy

(Paul Jarvis) I’ve noticed a concerning trend lately: small business owners who sell anything are being seen and labelled as the enemy by some folks online.

Nov 17, 2019

Work like you’re driving

(Paul Jarvis) We’ve been sold the idea that notifications are always important and we should allow them to constantly distract us.

Mar 20, 2019

What is enough?

(Paul Jarvis) Exterior mindfulness (some call it minimalism) only works when we solve for enough.

Apr 30, 2018

What’s the point of productivity?

(Paul Jarvis) If you succeed at maximum productivity, where will your own time and energy go?

Mar 3, 2018

Four rules for a minimalist business

(Paul Jarvis) Minimalism isn’t just for people who want to live out of a backpack or cram their life into a tiny house. So what is a minimalist business, and why should we have one?

Mar 20, 2017

I don’t actually care about growth

(Paul Jarvis) If this company needs business growth beyond the three of us, I’m out. I’m better at working than delegating work any way.

Oct 17, 2016

There’s no such thing as a big break

(Paul Jarvis) Achievement is never the result of a single action, it’s the build-up of all of our actions.

Sep 21, 2015

Find your rat people

(Paul Jarvis) For your creativity to support you, you need to find your 1%. Your rat people.

May 19, 2014

Do what you love

(Paul Jarvis) Even as someone who works for myself and makes a living off of creativity, it’s not always fun and holding hands while letting the rays of sunshine wash over my face.

Apr 2, 2014

No goals

(Paul Jarvis) I decided not to have any goals. Not a single one. Not then, not now. I still avoid them as much as possible, almost as much as I resist owning a suit and tie.

Jan 10, 2014

When is the best time to create?

(Paul Jarvis) Creating great work is a numbers game. The more time we spend creating, the more likely we are to create something great.

Sep 1, 2013

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