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The Friday Five: How to Build Wealth, Negotiation 101, & More
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Today at a Glance:
Quote: The speed of a lie vs. the truth.
Tweet: The art of negotiation.
Article: Training kids to be MMA champions.
Podcast: SWIFT crime and getaway.
Bonus: How to build and preserve wealth.
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” - Winston Churchill
A pressing reminder during times of strife and chaos.
Be a part of the solution, not the problem.
Short, to the point, and extremely actionable. Great tactical thread to read before your next negotiation at work (or with your kids at home!).
Beautiful story on UFC champion Francis Ngannou and the non-profit combat sport training academy that he established in his home country of Cameroon.
The kids in his hometown are sent to work in the sand mines at a very young age. Opportunity for upward mobility is hard to come by, but Ngannou is determined to change that.
The entire article is worth a read this weekend—deeply inspiring.
Planet Money: A SWIFT Getaway
SWIFT is all over the news right now given its potential role as part of a comprehensive sanctions package against Russia in retaliation for their invasion of Ukraine.
I was doing research for a thread and came across this Planet Money episode on an incredible heist that attempted to expose the SWIFT system.
Hackers calling themselves "The Lazarus Group" tried to steal $1 billion from the Bank of Bangladesh. This short podcast on the tale is too good to miss.
Oh, and my thread is pretty damn good too…but I guess I’m biased.
This was one of the most tactical threads on building (and preserving) wealth that I’ve ever read. It was filled with interesting insights on ways to optimize taxes and compound wealth efficiently.
I learned a lot from it—even found myself taking notes! Worth a read.
Announcing SRB Ventures Fund I
I am proud to announce the official launch of SRB Ventures—an investment firm dedicated to investing in and accelerating the most compelling startups in the world.
SRB Ventures Fund I is a $10 million stage and sector-agnostic vehicle that will write $50-250K checks into high-growth technology companies around the world.
I am deeply grateful to have the support of an array of amazing institutions, operators, and investors as LPs in this debut fund.
I hope to open up future funds to a wider pool of investors. If you are interested in participating in future funds, please email me with your name, potential investment amount, and accreditation status here.
More to come. Stay tuned for updates!
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