Popular Articles – Trajan King

Popular Articles


This site is centered on building wealth through smart investing and entrepreneurship. The most successful people are the ones who are always learning, so I write what the research teaches us about habits, values, and efficiency.

As a lifelong entrepreneur and wanna-be renaissance man, I’ve searched for ways to continually improve.  From setting goals and forming productive habits, to getting out of debt and eating the best diet.

Below you’ll find a list of some of the most popular articles and videos, ranging from our most popular “Success Interview” with the former V.P. of Marketing of the Utah Jazz to the reason Netflix Says Hard Work Is Irrelevant.

It’s a lifelong journey where continual education and learning are fundamental. The science is constantly being updated so we’re always learning. Like many people, I’m interested in learning how I can live a more fulfilled life and be a more productive and efficient person. In many of the articles and videos, I summarize what I’ve learned as either an introduction to a topic or a deep dive, often in a series of researched, data-supported articles that explore a subject. Occasionally, I have some smart, successful people join me so we can all learn from their experiences.

Articles by Subject

Financial Independence


Lifelong Learning
Language learning
Habits & Efficiency

Top Articles & Videos

20 Ideas to earn extra money fast in 2022

How to retire early with no savings

The debt albatross

Netflix says hard work is irrelevant

Why does Mark Zuckerberg wear the same thing every day?

Intermittent fasting changed my body and mind

How Nike, Vivint and others built their brand

Always hustle and lose your mind

Financial Independence

The 4% rule and other magic numbers to never run out of money

The tyranny of small decisions

Overwhelm: Why having fewer options is better for everyone

Put down the phone, zombie!

Artificial Intelligence has us surrounded

Know your numbers and track the right KPIs and avoid vanity metrics.

Funding with the co-founder of Bluehost

Pokemon Go is about more than just the game

Winners never quit, but…

Trending toward shorter workdays

The lonely freedom of working from home

The startup funding ecosystem

Lies we tell startups

Lessons from the 90’s internet boom

Learning a language makes your trip 946% more amazing!

An ordinary life is a good life

Musk vs Bezos in space: whose vision is better

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Trajan King

Hey hey. I'm Trajan. I'm a minimalist entrepreneur who loves exploring the world (42 countries), learning new things (7 languages) and trying to get better every day (working on my backsquat).

I write about entrepreneurship and building an optimized and happy life through systems, good habits and scientific research.

Join me and we'll discover how we can build businesses we can be proud of.