Pathless is a newsletter sent (most) weeks that offers Paul’s thoughts on our relationship with work, the history of work, self-employment, a criticism of culture PR, creativity, learning, reading and other fun topics.
He shares his writing, features reader stories and tries to go deeper than “work-life balance” in trying to understand our current state of work.
Who am I?
I “retired” from the corporate world in 2017 after ten years of working in strategy consulting and succeeding at the default path. I didn’t follow FIRE or anything like that. I just couldn’t do it any longer. I had pretended to be someone I wasn’t for too long.
My writing is focused on making sense of our weird relationship to work and how one might design a fulfilling life in the 21st century. I also write about creating online, carving an alternative life path, philosophy, business and strategy.
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👋 Hey there! I'm Paul Millerd and I write Pathless each week. I typically sit down for a few hours on Friday or Saturday and share what I’ve been thinking and interesting things I’ve read as well as use this as a space to work out half-baked thoughts which may or may not go anywhere.
Most People Are Here After Reading My Book, A Self-Published Book I Put Out That Has Been Read by 40k (and growing) readers…
The Pathless Path is a book about my journey shifting from getting ahead (achieve, achieve, achieve!) towards a path where I instead orient around “coming alive.”
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Here are some other spaces and projects I am working on:
✍ My Personal Site is where I write and share deeper essays and explorations
🏫 StrategyU is where I run Think Like A Strategy consultant, a digital course teaching people strategy consulting “secrets.”
🤝 One of my biggest goals is to make friends across the world. I interact with curious people and explore ideas on Twitter, sometimes share pictures on Instagram and try to awaken corporate America on LinkedIn.