Hi! I’m Buster Benson. I wrote a book about the art of productive disagreements titled Why Are We Yelling? published by Penguin Random House in 2019. Get it here.

I’ve spent 20+ years in the tech world as an engineer, designer, and product manager at companies like Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon. I’ve also built a lot of web things like 750 Words, Health Month, Locavore, and 43 Things. 750 Words is thriving and will be my focus for the coming year.

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This Substack is basically my home base for creative projects and experiments in learning how to live in chaotic times. Things are still happening on Medium, Twitter, Facebook, etc, but this is the thing that ties them all together if you’re interested in some of the same topics that I am (biases, systems thinking, productive disagreements, personal mythologies, etc) long-term.

If you’re really interested in these topics, I’d also love to invite you to my private Discord community that allows us to share thoughts and have discussions about these topics even more deeply. DM me on Twitter if you’d like an invite.


Author of Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement. Co-founder of 750words.com. On a rickshaw.