Aaron Briley

Aaron Briley

Aaron is a fellow and research associate at Objective Standard Institute. He focuses on advocating and fostering individualism, independent thinking, and rational self-interest among inner-city minority youths. Aaron holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. In his spare time, he likes to travel, cycle, and follow Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Event Horizons

For years, I thought momento mori (“remember death”), a common precept in Stoic philosophy, was a cynical expression. Remembering death seemed opposed to embracing life. Why focus on the end of a process I love so much? Naively, I thought this was similar to other...

David Goggins’s Key to Perseverance

I now understand why former Navy Seal and ultra marathoner, David Goggins, earned the nicknames the “toughest man alive,” the “sultan of suffering,” a “connoisseur of pain,” and a “disciple of discipline.” Listening to the audiobook of his life story, Can’t Hurt...

Cracking the Code on Team Performance

Daniel Coyle, in The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, presents a compelling case for why some teams are more successful than others. His one-word answer is “culture,” which he defines as “the way that people interact within an organized...

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