How to listen to more podcasts

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. A friend admitted his admiration a while ago. ‘I’d be lucky to read one book a month and you seem to read one in a day.’ That’s an exaggeration in absolute but not relative terms. I read a lot more but he’s a lot … Continue reading “How to listen to more podcasts”

Ambiguity Aversion

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. How does someone make good decisions? There’s a lot of smart people talking about it and we’ve written about a number of them here. Michael Mauboussin, Nassim Taleb, Rory Sutherland, Gerd Gigerenzer, and Richard Thaler all come up on this blog. Part of what … Continue reading “Ambiguity Aversion”

Andreessen and Horowitz on 10 years

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen were interviewed by Stewart Butterfield about their ten years at a16z. We’ll frame three rhetorical questions from the interview. How to start? Copy a16z started by copying Michael Ovitz’s model at CAA. Horowitz said, “We probably saved five years … Continue reading “Andreessen and Horowitz on 10 years”

David Epstein

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. David Epstein is on the podcast tour, talking about his new book Range, “why generalists triumph in a specialized world.” His advice isn’t to specialize or generalize but to have both, at the individual and community levels. He told Patrick O’Shaughnessy, “In areas where … Continue reading “David Epstein”

Act and Adapt

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Lots of life is a balance. Greed and benevolence. Extreme ownership and decentralized command. Firm and soft. Act and adapt. When abstracted and visualized we make maps. As Adam Savage wrote, “Drawing is your brain transferring your ideas, your knowledge, your intentions, from the … Continue reading “Act and Adapt”