Time stamped show notes:
[1:33] He has gone through life trying to do things that he found interesting and meeting people that he found interesting. This has led him to where he is in life.
[2:12] Went to Stanford | Joined D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund | Went to Harvard Business School
[2:31] Has been creating companies and investing books | Started writing books
[4:03] What he wishes everyone knew: “they just don't know”
[4:42] A lot of the success in his life is from keeping his mind open.
[8:32] Two ways to look at rules: (1) hard rules and (2) soft rules
[12:53] Pros and cons of Ivy League background
[15:16] Working on new book, coming out Ocotber 2018: Blitzscaling
[18:48] Privatizing social welfare
[21:26] People he looks up to: Abraham Lincoln, David Packard, and Mr. Rogers | He models after people who are already dead.
[25:36] His thoughts on net neutrality: it's a good policy
[31:03] What he wishes everybody knew: other people really don't care that much
[31:43] When you make decisions based on what other people see, it's a waste of time and will lead you to a suboptimal solution.
[31:53] Focus on what you really want and what you really like.
[41:59] Whoever you're talking to, they are the hero in their own story.
Three key points:
- Other people really don't care that much.
- Focus on what you really want and what you really like.
- Whoever you're talking to, they are the hero in their own story.
The Alliance – book
Tough to Needle
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