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Without further ado, here’s Episode IV of The Curiosity Chronicle!
“Ideas are cheap. Ideas are easy. Ideas are common. Everybody has ideas. Ideas are highly, highly overvalued. Execution is all that matters.” - Casey Neistat
Ideas are cheap - execution is expensive. I was chatting recently with Josh Fabian - the founder of a crazy cool gaming/creator company called Metafy - who had recently decided to publish his investor letters publicly via a newsletter.
He said people thought he was crazy for sharing Metafy’s ideas publicly. His response? Who cares if my competitors know what I’m doing? It’s all about execution - and they won’t execute like we will. With that mentality, my money is on Josh…
I recently discovered the brilliant Julie Zhuo and she has quickly become one of my favorite follows on Twitter. This tweet (and the thread in which it was nested) was exceptionally good.
Perfect is the enemy of good. Tailor your decision-making process to the type of decision you are making - Julie’s razor (the “good execution” above) will help.
I find Patrick Collison to be one of the most interesting thinkers (and doers) in the world right now. The company he co-founded - Stripe - is on a (seemingly successful) mission to increase the GDP of the internet. Patrick thinks big and I’m here for it.
In this interview (with the great Elad Gil), he talks about scaling company culture, handling naysayers, and driving sustainable growth. When brilliant people offer free tours of their mind, I suggest you take them up on it.
This episode of The Tim Ferris Show (one of my favorite podcasts!) was incredible. Jerry’s insights on the creative process were super interesting (creativity comes in bursts!), but it was his perspective on failure that left a lasting impression:
“If you could take your experiences and ask to trade them in, the last ones I would trade would be the failures. Those are the most valuable ones.”
Truer words have never been spoken. Failures shape you. Embrace them.
This is why YouTube is disrupting education. A marketing masterclass from one of the greatest of all time - for free. I still gets chills from that Apple Think Different campaign video. Pure awesomeness.
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Until next time, stay curious, friends!