Grow Slow to Go Far

“Progress is not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.” - Khalil Gibran


On February 1st, our presale list will be able to mint their Lirner NFT. The purpose of this article is to declare a form of our expectation. In the NFT space, a widespread objective is to sell out within a few hours or days. The collections that aim for this focus on marketing are usually short-term FOMO deals.


Our approach is on the opposite spectrum. We aim to be more calculated and focused on the quality of our community. For the past few months, we’ve been connecting with people in several from different backgrounds. We have people in our community that are university professors, cyber security engineers, lawyers, veterans, entrepreneurs, and many more amazing careers. The exciting thing about this is that everyone has aligned with our mission: To represent the internet learner.


With our approach being more methodological, we expect to experience a slower growth cycle than FOMO-based projects. In other words, our priority is not to sell out asap. Instead, keep on fostering a strong relationship with our community. Community is everything in NFT collections, and we know that we build something special the right people will come.

With that being said, I’d like to give some context about my background to showcase how serious we are about making Lirners something grand. For the past several years, I’ve sacrificed a significant amount of leisure to stay bootstrapped and build educational products. It’s quite funny, but my first product was a stainless steel water bottle brand called Baquax. The purpose was to create an educational brand for people who think outside the box. At the time, the only product I could build was white labeling merch or commodity products. As time went on, the mission stayed the same, and the products have evolved. I’ve created online courses, written a handful of ebooks, and posted weekly philosophical videos on YouTube. Perhaps one of my most significant ventures was a startup called Learkn that was YouTube for educational videos only. I am now focused on building Lirn.io with my cofounders, who have been with building with me for the past five years. I love my trench mates dearly (Carlos and Luis).


Education is a special concept to us. It’s not just about knowing things or where you went to school. It’s more about how education is the invisible fabric that progresses humanity. It’s the reason we civilize, build, and ponder. With Lirners, we want to attract the people who have this special connection with education. This collection will allow us to build a new future for education collectively.


There has never been a window of opportunity to build our vision at this scale. All philosophers and education folks would have never been able to imagine the capabilities that we now have. Launching Lirners will be our first step but it will be the domino to lead to the catalyst of change in education. I am honored and excited to embark on this journey with you.

- Agustin Cortes

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