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Ergodicity, a simple explanation with examples

This is a really good explanation by Taylor Pearson of a topic that doesn’t get adequate airtime. I originally learned about ergodicity via Nicholas Taleb’s writing. “In an ergodic system, the average outcome of the group is the same as […]

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Ben and Jerry’s vs Amazon

The references are a bit dated, but the message is relevant now. “Building a company? You’ve got one very important decision to make, because it affects everything else you do. No matter what else you do, you absolutely must figure […]

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The bus ticket theory of genius

This is one of Paul Graham’s essays (he’s known for them) that discusses the source of genius. “Everyone knows that to do great work you need both natural ability and determination. But there’s a third ingredient that’s not as well […]

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The genius of the AND

The concept comes from researcher and author Jim Collins (his book: Good to Great). “Builders of greatness reject the “Tyranny of the OR” and embrace the “Genius of the AND.” They embrace both extremes across a number of dimensions at […]

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Which way do you run?

A new post by Ben Horowitz of a16z. I love that he always starts his posts with rap lyrics. “The key differentiator between effective and ineffective CEOs is whether they run toward or away from major problems and challenges in […]