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The Best Advice Your Parents Gave You

Last week, I asked people on Twitter what was something their parents told them as kids but they didn’t realize was true until they became adults. Over 250 people responded. Below are some of my favorites: “’Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.’ Heard it as a child but seldom heeded it in…
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New Updates From S. Smalla

Something of Value https://www.oaktreecapital.com/docs/default-source/memos/something-of-value.pdf. Howard Marks with the wisdom and clear thought process to dissect value investing and growth investing, and showing why with Technology markets and stocks, this dichotomy might be false. Very fundamental, very good read. Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal…
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The Multidisciplinary Approach To Thinking

All you have to do, if you want everything in life from everybody else, is first pay attention; listen to them; show them respect; give them meaning, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Convey to them that they matter to you. And show you love them. But you have to go first. And what are you going to…
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How To Avoid Half-Heartedness

If you tolerate too much half-heartedness, it’s probably because you’re half-hearted. As in: anxious and ambivalent, looking for reassurance. As in: bored, along for the ride, not really sure about your own feelings and opinions. As in: external locus of control vs internal locus of control. You probably don’t have anything in your life that…
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The Ultimate Deliberate Practice Guide: How To Be The Best

Deliberate practice is the best technique for achieving expert performance in every field—including writing, teaching, sports, programming, music, medicine, therapy, chess, and business. But there’s much more to deliberate practice than 10,000 hours. Read this to learn how to accelerate your learning, overcome the “OK” plateau, turn experience into expertise, and enhance your focus. The…
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Seed Funds VS. Accelerators

The best seed funds, like the fund we are trying to build at Angular, have gotten pretty good at adding value and connecting portfolio companies with customers and investors. We’re willing to write big checks (relative to stage) and build great syndicates — and in many cases, we add a fair amount of signaling power.…
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Why To Believe In Others

If we take man as he really is, we make him worse, but if we overestimate him …. If we seem to be idealists and are overestimating, overrating man, and looking at him that high, here above, you know what happens? We promote him to what he really can be. Why To Believe in Others

What Information Do You Need In Order To Change?

When you’re stuck, you need feedback. Feedback is a valuable source of information that you can use to effect the changes you want. You need information that tells you what you’re doing well and where you’re going wrong. Then you can use that information to plan tactics for bridging the gap between where you are…
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