How to go to film school without going to film school.

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Industries are professionalizing. Basketball players went from drinking beer and smoking cigarettes during halftime to training and managing their brand over the summer. Entrepreneurs went from managing by the seat of their pants to building a leadership skillset and professional network. Podcasting has gone … Continue reading How to go to film school without going to film school.

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

Jeff Luhnow

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Fresh off his World Series victory Jeff Luhnow sat down with the Wharton Moneyball guys to explain how he did it. Actually, that’s not true. The Moneyball interview is from months before the season and that’s even better. Rather than looking back and constructing … Continue reading Jeff Luhnow

Aziz Ansari

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. … Aziz Ansari joined Bill Simmons to talk about creating Master of None, his show on Netflix. Aziz was on my favorite show – Parks and Recreation. This interview had many ideas about making comedy that applies to making anything. Ready? 1/ Distraction free … Continue reading Aziz Ansari

Larry Kochard

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Larry Kochard joined Ted Seides @TSeides on the Capital Allocator’s podcast. My one big takeaway was this – – good decisions are the result of good ideas and good actions. Throughout the episode, Kochard points out (e.g. a long-term orientation, good people) that what … Continue reading Larry Kochard