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Gell-Mann Amnesia.

“You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. … Often, the article is so wrong it actually presents the story backward—reversing cause and effect. I call these the “wet streets cause rain” stories. … In […]

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If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

“Last week entrepreneurs reminded me several times of one of my favorite adages: if you don’t ask, you don’t get. While it seems obvious, the reality is most people assume if something isn’t offered up or available, then you can’t […]

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Single threaded leadership.

This is, “one person who owns the success or failure of a given initiative, project, or goal. They are the decision-maker or the one who is responsible to drive decisions. They are the single point of contact and the one […]

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Choose good quests.

“Today, we are in a crisis. Silicon Valley’s best — our top operators, exited founders, and most powerful investors — are almost all on bad quests. Exiting your first startup only to enter venture capital and fight your peers for […]

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Bet sizing is not intuitive.

“In October 2016, Richard Dewey and Victor Haghani (of LTCM infamy) published a study titled: Observed Betting Patterns on a Biased Coin … The study is a dazzling illustration of how poor our intuition is for proper bet sizing.” | learn more

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Lead bullets.

Ben Horowitz explains the work required to overcome some obstacles won’t come from a silver bullet, but a lot of lead bullets. “Stop looking for the silver bullet.” | learn more

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In your own way.

This is not an argument I’d heard before. “I think the assumption that you need to “motivate yourself” in order to take action is a big part of what stops us taking action on the things that matter most.“ | learn […]

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Everybody is (still) winging it.

“It seems to come as an immense relief to many people to be reminded that it’s not just them – that the reason they always feel like they’re making things up as they go along is because everyone is always […]

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What work looks like.

“The mantra of sharing your work and involving everyone in decisions naturally leads to inviting and copying people into things that add no value to them, or you.” | learn more