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TIL2017 – Empathy

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. If ideas were trails, this may be the best one I traversed. Let’s use sports. Athletes and teams have an interesting existence. One hindrance of using player tracking data in sports right now is limited […]

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TIL2017 – Stakeholders

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Eliud Kipchoge said, “one-hundred percent of me is nothing compared to one percent of my team.” Even solo-efforts like running a marathon take a team to get ready for. The best results come when those […]

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TIL2017 – Conditions

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. America’s founding king is personal responsibility. Yet, conditions matter too. Introduce the same situation in different ways and the same person will have different responses. Kara Swisher thought that maybe this contributed to the problems on […]

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TIL2017 – Argue

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. As we saw in the Rory Week posts, presentation matters. Which is why we say to “argue well” rather than “avoid yes men.” Arguing well is doing, not avoiding. Here’s how people suggested it this […]

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TIL2017 – External objectivity

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Along with internal objectivity (know thyself) comes external objectivity. This is seeing the world as it is, not as you’d like it to be. This came up as ‘tailwinds.’ That is, understand what part of […]

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TIL2017 – Know thyself

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Many podcast and book subjects have an elevated level of self-awareness. As Richard Feynman put it, “you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” In some ways this includes the […]

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TIL2017 – Winning

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. There were two kinds of winning that came up this year. Neither was “all I do is win win win no matter what.” Win big lose a little. Asymmetrical bets came up again and again. […]

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TIL2017 – Curiosity

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. Readers are curious. Entrepreneurs are curious. Juvenile delinquents are curious. Yvon Chouinard pointed out this idea and it appears again and again. Each of these people wants the world to exist in a different form. When […]

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TIL2017 – Trust but verify

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. “Trust but verify,” – a Russian expression – is helpful and relevant with more accurate and accessible data. Data is a key to the right lock. Feelings are not facts said Ray Dalio, Ken Burns, and Travis […]

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TIL2017 – Be Different

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This post is part of the TIL2017 Summary Series. We’ve already had a post about Being Different. It was like the song of the year though, so it gets repeated here. Being Different is valuable because it distinguishes you from others. It’s like when […]