“Got so many thoughts in my head, I don’t know where to start.” — J. Cole
Consistency and courage over intellect.
Books that stand the test of time are the best value in coaching. $20 and 8 hours of time for 20 years of someone's experience.
Your personal brand is determined by a combination of your most consistent positive behaviors and your occasional negative behaviors.
Zero Person Business: The Orca LLM (Microsoft Research) is going to enable zero-person businesses that run on a single-node 24GB GPU server.
The SBA is making changes to make capital more accessible for small business owners.
Google Workspace removed the "go to folder" icon in Google Sheets? Looks like it. Weak.
I've seen T Shirts, T-Shirts, and T-shirts. I get that the shirt looks like a 'T', but visually it should be a lowercase 't'.
Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect: Forgetting how unreliable a source is in one area when you trust it in another area. — Michael Crichton
Seth Godin: Employees can avoid the hard part of their jobs and still survive. Solopreneurs need to embrace the hard parts — that’s what makes them valuable.
For some people, "I don't care" means "I don't like." For others, it means "It doesn't bother me" or "It doesn't matter to me."
Too many people are trying to make a point instead of making a change.
Every 200 years; brand new people.
Work is not equal to your self worth. Have fun. Turn leverage in to cash. Spend cash on the people and things you care about. That’s it.
Want what you have.
The closer you are to generating the money that goes in the cash register, the fewer caps on your income.
It’s a misnomer that something is worth what someone else will pay for it. While technically true, boom cycles in companies and real estate extend the greater fool theory. Focus on what the median buyer will pay.
Start small and compound.
Don’t break the rules on accident. Break the rules on purpose.
Scenario: You're the last person on earth. All of your basic needs are met. What are you spending your time creating or making every day? Find a way to make that your work in real life.
Figure out what bothers most people, but doesn’t bother you. There's an arbitrage there.
Expectations are a person's superpower and kryptonite. — @DrMyronGolden
Everything feels expensive to people with jobs since they're paying for things with their life's time. — @DrMyronGolden
Product management can obviously be taught. However, former teen entrepreneurs have been the the best PMs I've every hired.
Former athletes can make great sales people.
Adults don't know what they're talking about half the time. Listen to yourself.
Work is a 50-year game of arbitrage. At some point we all get replaced.
There were 22,951,000 millionaires in the US in 2021 (Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report). Not sure what to make of that number, but that's big.
Making things is getting easier. Selling things is getting harder.
We're not that smart, but we're smart enough to know the edges of our smartness. — Charlie Munger
People should vote with their feet and quit if their views differ from their employers on hybrid, in-person, or remote first.
It's disingenuous or naive to believe that fully remote teams can move as fast as an in-person team if there are enough compounding headwinds (e.g., immature ops motion, new industry, ramping junior talent, etc.).
I thought curiosity had the letter "u" in. Ha.
I didn't even know you assumable loans were a thing in CRE. Thought that was just for residential. Learned something new.
AI-enabled business tools are going to bundle similar to existing software: back office, creative suite, customer experience platform, developer tools/platforms, productivity suite, and security.
Over 200 new AI products were released in the past 7 days. Easy to get overwhelmed. These are just experiments. Even the venture-backed bets in this vintage are largely going to zero dollar valuations.
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