Jaakko Joutsemeri

Hey! I'm an average guy from Finland, trying to write non-average blog posts.

I try to deliver surprises on meaningful things

A good blog post should tell you something you don't already know. So it should be surprising.

Optimally, this surprise is also useful to you. I could surprise you with a weird fact about bed bugs but it would barely make a difference in your life. So I try to write about the big categories in life (those on the homepage).

That being said, I write for myself. That's a young white male - so if something sounds off to you, I'd gladly hear about it and expand my worldview.

Three kinds of content on this site

  • Mini posts: quick thoughts that I mostly write down for my own reference.
  • Concepts in Mind Expander: Intellectual concepts, theories and mental models I find interesting.
  • Long-form posts: In-depth writings that I try to make as original as possible by combining ideas from all around, including my mini posts and the Mind Expander concepts.

In my personal life

  • I live a simple life. As little screen time as possible. Simple hobbies like walks, sauna, renovating / building new things with my hands.
  • I (try to) live a natural life. Love picking blueberries in the forest and cloudberries in the swamp. Hunt deer when it's the season.
  • I love hard physical labor. Chopping wood, shoveling gravel/snow, ripping open old floors, anything where I'm pushing my body or using it in new ways.

I'm always learning, so school me or reach out whenever

Here's my LinkedIn and Twitter and Gumroad.

I'd love to hear and learn from you, so feel free to DM me or shoot me an email at jaakko@jaakkoj.com

While you're here, could I tempt you with an email update whenever I make a new post? Delivered with awkward Finnish humor, naturally.