"Psychedelics help to accelerate a maturation process," says Austin, "where we can see that we're not operating within silos. Instead, we're operating as part of a larger collective and part of a larger community."
"Microdosing is when you take a low amount of a psychedelic, usually 1/10th of a normal dose, and you do it twice per week, for a period of 2-3 months."
"Many of the people he [Paul Austin] speaks to are engineers, business owners, writers and 'digital nomads' looking for ways to outrun automation in the 'new economy'. Drugs that 'make you think differently' are one route to survival, he says."
"Paul Austin, 26, founded the Third Wave organisation to encourage the cultural acceptance of psychedelic use. The first wave of psychedelics, he believes, was traditional use by native peoples from Ancient Greece to India. They were made illegal after the second wave in the 1960s, as parents panicked about tripping teenagers. Now, in the third wave, he believes that microdosers can undo the damage done by the baby boomers and make LSD legal again."
“We’re recognizing the futility of zero-sum competitive nature business, and more and more businesses are moving towards a collaborative, entrepreneurial model of sharing.”
"What makes an effective leader is someone who can be completely present in the moment, let go of the past, not focus so far into the future that they get anxious, but make an informed, accurate decision moment by moment. This is adaptability, and this is what microdosing helps to do."
"The prohibition of psychedelics is one of the greatest failures of scientific and political institutions in the last 50 years."
"A lot of the people who are leading the movement now are 60 or 70 years old, based in academia or research," Mr. Austin said. "But to catalyze change, you have to speak to people, get to them on an emotional level."
"Paul Austin, a successful entrepreneur turned microdosing advocate, surmises the utility of microdosing is that it’s not just effective in achieving the “flow state,” but that it helps entrepreneurs unlearn something. "
"Microdosing is trendy. From...coverage at Marie Claire and the New Yorker...to, how-to manuals and private 'microdosing coaching' session, low-dose psychedelic use has become the drug fad du jour."
"If Fadiman is the father of microdosing, Paul Austin is the guy who married it - an entrepreneur and activist who's been traveling the world trying to change how our culture thinks about low-dose psychedelic drugs."
"I heard that it helped with overcoming procrastination and with getting into ‘flow’ - a concept of positive psychology which describes being in the zone while working on something."