I'm Salim Virani. My background is in peer learning and supporting creators. I'm a techie and like to make things that enable people.

Paralyzed by options
Jan 16, 2015

A few friends seem stuck in that luxurious rut: too many options. It inspired a section for Decision Hacks:

Too many options is a luxury - it’s a type of wealth. But only when you know how to be wealthy. Wealthy people don’t slog among the clothing racks and choose the best among them. They work out what they truely want (often with help) and then have their wishes tailor-made.

When you’re spoiled by choice, it helps to start with what you really want. You’ll likely be able to pick the best parts of each option, and fill in the blanks with something completely new. Not among your first options, but exactly what you wanted.

So, uh, what's happening?

I’ve recently become a Kernel Fellow and am exploring new models for collaboration.

I’ve done a few advisory gigs too - for Polygon, Limechain and Bankless on education and support programs.

About me

Fun crypto projects

  • Cuppa - decentralised collaboration protocol (WIP)
  • Nonfungo - completely on-chain NFT sale notification bot for Discord. (Look ma! No Opensea API!)
  • Powerplays - real-time token launches

Collected practices

  • DAOistry - practices and mindsets from successful blockchain communities
  • Decision Hacks - early-stage startup decisions distilled

Peer Learning work

  • Peer Learning Is - a look at peer learning around the world, and a program design methodology
  • Mentor Impact - approaches used by top-performing startup mentors
  • Source Institute - skunkworks I founded with open peer learning formats and ops guides