Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #7

It’s been a while. I hope everyone is in good health! I’ve always had intentions of writing a weekly newsletter, but then life happens. I’ll try to do better going forward, but I still pr...

Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #6

It’s been a while since I sent out a newsletter. I’ve been busy with family and trying to adjust to the new norms. In some cases the adjustment isn’t as hard, I’ve worked from home for th...

Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #5

Coronavirus (the silver lining) It’s hard to escape the bad news these days, but I’d love to add a glimmer of hope. If you’ve read Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s search for meaning, you know...

Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #4

Disagree and commit Very frequently, I hear people say: “Let’s meet. We should all get on the same page.” Typically, what they mean is: “Let’s get together to make sure we are all in a...

Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #3

Still waiting on my self-driving Uber You arrive at your local airport. You hail an Uber, which arrives 5 minutes later. You get in the car, and Travis, the automated assistant, greets...

Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #2

Storytelling In his book, Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari postulates that the one ability that allowed humans to surpass other mammals and make so much progress is our collective imagination...

Ilya Sterin's Newsletter #1

Key to increased school performance A little background first. For the last eight years, I’ve been working on optimizing my sleep. It started somewhere in 2012 when we were growing our ...