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3 ways to choose a college

This post first appeared on the POV40IQ newsletter. We’ve written a lot about education: the XMBA, film school, and culinary un-school in France. There’s also the JTBD approach to choosing college. There’s so much written about school selection because there’s no great single metric. There are numbers like tuition, magazine rankings, and graduation rates and […]

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Motivation, Structure, Skills

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Anytime we want to do something in life we need three things; enough motivation, the right skills, and helpful conditions. This trio of ingredients is actually why college is still a good choice for many young people. Having advisors, friends, and grades to keep […]

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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 […]

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Jerry Murrell

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Once again, How I Built this with Guy Raz delivers a compelling and concrete startup story, this time with Jerry Murrell, founder of Five Guys burgers. Patrick Doyle of Domino’s and Dave Chang embody and execute the barbelling of dining. Domino’s optimizes while Chang innovates […]

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Streaming, Sharing, Stealing

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Michael Smith and Rahul Telang of Carnegie Melon University wrote an interesting book, Streaming, Sharing, Stealing: Big Data and the Future of Entertainment. Smith and Telang wrote this book because of a “perfect storm” in the economic entertainment ecosystem. Traditionally a few firms dominated […]

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Seinfeldia

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Seinfeld the show and Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld the writers, succeeded because of talent, luck, and culture. In her book, Seinfeldia, Jennifer Keishin Armstrong takes us to the set, through the history, and into once in a lifetime experience. What are the chances […]

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Austen Allred

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Austen Allred joined David Perell to talk about Lambda School. Come to school for free and then pay us back a part of your salary for a set period of time. The repayment dollars and days are limited. Lambda School is a great idea, […]

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Ted Sarandos

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Ted Sarandos is the Chief Content Officer at Netflix, who started his journey in a Phoenix video store and went on to greenlight six billion dollars worth of content. Most of this post will draw from Sarandos’s November 2017 conversation with Marc Andreessen, who […]

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Meb Faber

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Meb Faber joined Patrick O’Shaughnessy to talk about podcasting, having a jobby, and his forever fund. Here are the notes. 1/ Design your behavior. “So many people talk about the illiquidity in angel investing as a negative but in reality, I think it’s a massive […]

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Anastasia Alt

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Khe Hy interviewed Anastasia Alt on Rad Awakenings. It was good. This set of notes will be more rapid fire. All unattributed quotes are from Alt. Ready? https://soundcloud.com/radreads/anastasia-alt-ep-5-the-business-school-of-the-world 1/ Your place defines your point-of-view. “I grew up in the New York City ecosystem where career […]