I'm Liam Rosen.I'm a startup entrepreneur, consummate rationalist, quantitative self-developer, effective altruist, magazine founder, ultimate commentator, semi-professional athlete, and many other compound adjective-noun pairs.
Instead of paying attention in Calculus class my senior year of high school, I memorized the first 50 digits of pi using chunking. I never used Calculus or pi again, but I still remember all 50 digits.
I learned five foreign languages to fluency as an adult by developing a regimented system, which I detail in my Beginner’s Guide to Language Learning.
I have musical anhedonia, which means I find music an unenjoyable form of entertainment. I also don’t watch TV series, movies, read fiction books, and I deliberately avoid the news cycle. Friends have called me a robot, which makes all my parts and circuits sad.
The sport of ultimate has formed a large part of my life:
- In 2010, I co-founded Skyd Magazine, which grew to become the sport’s largest media resource.
- I’ve played for two different semi-professional ultimate teams in San Francisco and Pittsburgh.
- I won a gold medal with the USA in the Pan-American Ultimate Championships in 2013, and I’ve played in the World Ultimate Championships twice: with Mexico in 2016 and with China in 2018.
I’m probably best known across the internet for the Beginner’s Guide to Health and Fitness, which has been 4chan /fit/’s sticky for many years.
In 2016, having never used Instagram, I announced my plans to become “instafamous”. Over the next few years, I grew my following to 12K by creating a ridiculous caricature of myself with mainstream appeal. Dismayed by the culture surrounding Instagram in our society, I’ve since deleted most of my followers and now maintain a more minimal presence.
By day, I help TopScore conquer the world of web platforms for youth and adult sports. I was recruited to join the company in 2014, and I’m now part-owner and the longest-standing member of the team.