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Today at a Glance:
Quote: Benjamin Franklin on the sanctity of time.
Tweet: Wes Kao on a framework for getting a yes.
Article: The Generalist on Tiger’s winning machine.
Podcast: How I Built This on Coinbase.
Bonus: The curious rise in catalytic converter theft.
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” — Benjamin Franklin
Time is the only asset that can’t be purchased.
Be deliberate in how you spend your time. It’s all we have in life and you can never get it back...
Wes has been dropping awesome weekly threads on a variety of startup and business building topics. Her latest—on a framework for getting people to say yes to your asks—was really sharp. I loved the highlighter exercise she calls out in the thread—really cool way to make the concept more visually obvious.
Highly recommend following Wes for her unique insights!
Meditation Update: Last week, I asked people to DM me if they were interested in doing a 30-day meditation challenge in December. I got 50+ responses so am trying to figure out if there is an easy app or interface to manage this. I’ll circle back if I figure something out!
This is The Generalist’s 3rd or 4th inclusion in this newsletter. I pride myself on surfacing and including new and lesser-known creators, but sometimes a piece hits that is just too good to exclude—and Mario at The Generalist seems to churn those out with regularity…so here we are.
Tiger Global has completely changed the game in the venture investing world. This is a comprehensive playbook on how they’ve done it, why, and what comes next.
Worth a read for anyone interested in the investing/startup landscape.
How I Built This: Coinbase (Brian Armstrong)
One of the best How I Built This episodes—which is really saying something.
The Coinbase story is a classic example of an entrepreneur having a variant perception of the future and then building for that future.
You get paid for being contrarian…and right. Brian Armstrong was both.
This was a really neat thread on the second-order effects of supply shortages. I love stuff like this.
Second-order thinkers will always rule the world…
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