Design it

I don’t remember resolutions as a kid other than be nice to my brother or study more. Ambiguous, token offerings. As an adult, I get it. Finances, health, and friendships all take on different meanings as time passes. It’s that wonder of the world called: compounding. Part-of-the-reason things compound is the system. As kids, our … Continue reading Design it

Kara Swisher

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Kara Swisher joined Barry Ritholtz on the Masters in Business podcast. What a two-hour trip. We’ll touch on just a few things. Structure. In physical spaces there’s no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ but low-friction and high friction activities. An example is automotive infrastructure. Roads, intersections, … Continue reading Kara Swisher

Tyler Cowen

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Tyler Cowen stopped by EconTalk (for the 11th time!) to talk about his book, Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero. The conversation with Russ Roberts circles the book in a way only Tyler Cowen can. The definition of polymath should be … Continue reading Tyler Cowen

Patty McCord

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Patty McCord wrote, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, a book about her time at Netflix. The book reminded me of my time as a graduate student and the ways higher education is not like Netflix. McCord notes that it’s not the … Continue reading Patty McCord

Jeff Jordan

Supported by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. Jeff Jordan’s career includes stints at eBay, The Walt Disney Store, Reel.com, and Paypal and as a GP at a16z, his current role. Listen to this post: iTunes, Overcast, or Soundcloud Successful businesses, a friend told me, either sell the same things to new … Continue reading Jeff Jordan

Thaler and Varian

Sponsored by Greenhaven Road Capital, finding value off the beaten path. This talk, published in June 2015, was part of Richard Thaler’s book tour promotion for Misbehaving. Hal Varian, Chief Economist at Google, calls it “A wonderful new book.” When asked about ‘Econs’¬†(a utility maximizing computational¬†automaton – that doesn’t exist) and humans on the tour … Continue reading Thaler and Varian