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 … Continue reading “Motivation, Structure, Skills”

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”

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 … Continue reading “Jerry Murrell”

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 … Continue reading “Streaming, Sharing, Stealing”

The Essential Education: Who, What, How?

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Scott Young wrote: Young’s plan is this: 3 years living abroad 1 year of philosophy 6 months of religion 6 months on world history 2 years on math and hard sciences (but mostly math) 1 year of art 6 months on music 6 months … Continue reading “The Essential Education: Who, What, How?”