Chris Pickett

Misc | June 7, 2016, 8:59 a.m. | 2 min read

Personal OKRs

Last year my company implemented OKRs and I enjoyed the practice so much that I brought it into my day-to-day life. So far this year I've read 11 books (oddly a bit behind last year, but I’m confident I’ll make it to 30 books this year), did meditation, yoga and exercised on about 60% of the days (last year it was completely sporadic), lost 10 pounds, and gotten back into playing my guitar.

What is an OKR?

OKR stands for Objective and Key Results, it's a productivity tool that's used by large companies like Intel...

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Brûléed Peanut Butter Oatmeal

The first time I made this recipe we had just bought a blow-torch to sear meat, but the man in me wanted to set more things on fire. It sounds far more decadent than it actually is, there isn't any sugar in the actual oatmeal (other than whatever's in the peanut butter.)

Special Tools:

  • Blowtorch
  • Pressure Cooker (Not required, but if you don't have one, you should.)


Makes 4 servings.


  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 4 teaspoons sugar


  1. Melt...