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Make Even Smarter Decisions

Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions. The decision-making principles in this article are both practical and time-tested. They work in the real world.— Make Even Smarter Decisions

Good VS Bad VCs

Good thread by the GP of the VC firm Point9.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

He gave a speech in only 60 seconds.He said: Imagine life is a game of 5 balls that you manipulate in the air trying not to fall these balls. One of them is rubber, and the rest is glass. The five balls are: Work, family, health, friends, soul. It will not be long before you…
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A Great One

• Study hard • What others think of you is none of your business. • It’s OK not to have all the answers. • Experiment, Fail, Learn and Repeat. • Knowledge comes from experience. • Imagination is important. • Do what interests you the most. • Stay curious.

Psychologists Are Learning What Religion Has Known for Years

Social scientists are researching what humans can do to improve their quality of life. Their findings echo what religious practices perfected centuries ago.

Andreessen Pulls A Bezos

Venture capital investors are big fans of the word “strategy,” but they hardly give it much thought in their own business. Historically, venture capital firms competed by outdoing their peers in the same activities; they tried to answer emails faster, be nicer to founders, have a broader network, offer better terms, recruit smarter and better-known…
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The One Where No One Will Read Your Book (And Other Truths About Publishing)

After I completed my first novel, I had dreams of a beautiful black book, its ivory pages sewn into the binding, the title embossed in gold leaf, a single red ribbon denoting the place where a reader might pause in their reading, adrift in another world. Perhaps, if I was lucky enough, more than a…
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How Power And Branding Works In VC

The other day I was kvetching to my colleague Evan about a top-tier VC firm that has some junior employees who enjoy being trolls on Twitter. “Yeah…” he said, “but you gotta hand it to them, they have seriously impressive returns!” And it’s true! They’ve made some damn good investments. Even though there’s scant public…
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The Big Question: How Is Expertise Being Redefined In The Modern Era?

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts,” Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman once said. Right now, we’re witnessing either a golden age or a crisis of expertise, depending on who you ask. So how do we distinguish the contrarians from the cranks, the signals from the noise, the skills we need and the…
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Do Not Buy Twice

As a teenager in the 1990s, I had a part-time job selling computers. People would come in and buy the best computer they could afford but almost always get the cheapest mouse. The owner loved this. Inevitably, the customer would come back in about a month and purchse a slightly better mouse. The process would…
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