Ammar Mian

👋 Welcome.

I write about small things and how they grow. Check out some essays below. If you like what you're reading, join my email list. We've got a good group gathered over there.


  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying - Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Easy Strength - Dan John, Pavel
  • A Philosophy of Software Design - John Ousterhout
  • Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics - Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Composition: Understanding Line, Notan, and Color - Arthur Wesley Dow
  • Skin in the Game - Nassim Taleb

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  • Bookswell - Product Hunt- and reddit-featured book recs app
  • Survival Aesthetics - Email newsletter on small things that grow into bigger things
  • BLAGH! - Mini templating language that produces everything you see on this site!

Email: ammar dot x dot mian at gmail dot com