Building A Billion Dollar Audience
Nathan Barry shares how creators have built an audience and leveraged it to create massive businesses. Examples: Dr. Dre (Beats), Kylie Jenner (Kylie Cosmetics), Jessica Alba (The Honest Company)
Templates That'll Help You Say "No"
Saying no is hard, because we don't want to feel like we're letting others down. But we need to protect our time as it is a finite resource. These templates help you to say No without overthinking it. Found this resource from Dan Shipper's interview with Andrew Wilkinson. Read more: The CEO of No
How the Language You Speak Influences Your Mental Frameworks
Polina Marinova shares that when she's speaking Bulgarian, she's "straightforward, logical, and thoughtful". When she speaks in English, she's "extroverted, friendlier, and more emotional". I speak three languages (English, Mandarin, Spanish) and agree that each one changes my thought patterns.
Intelligent Minds Like Tim Cook and Jeff Bezos Embrace the Rule of Awkward Silence
"The rule of awkward silence is simple: When faced with a challenging question, instead of answering, you pause and think deeply about how you want to answer." Critical thinking requires careful consideration, so perhaps we should fight the urge to instantly respond and think before we speak.
Bessemer's Seed/Series A Memos
Bessemer released their original investment memos for companies like Shopify, Pinterest, Twitch. A wonderful, behind-the-curtains look into early stage investments in iconinc tech giants. Key themes: 1) Investment in people. 2) Everyone had competitors, 3) but good differentiated products. Check out the Shopify memo.