Founder Accelerator

Think: Thiel Fellowship for 23+ year olds. Give founders 1+ years of freedom to work full-time on their next startup idea. Deal: $100K now in exchange for 10% equity in your next startup. This is Personal Capital. Goal: Be the world’s earliest angel investor. I aim to invest pre-startup and ideally pre-idea. Founder Rounds areContinue reading “Founder Accelerator”

The Best Quotes From Steve Jobs’ 1982 Speech to the Academy of Achievement

Notes: Neil: This speech was given by then 26-year-old Steve Jobs as an acceptance speech to the Academy of Achievement, which is a broader version of the Academy that gives out Oscars. This Steve Jobs is at the top of his first mountain; everything is seemingly going right. (He is fired from Apple just threeContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Steve Jobs’ 1982 Speech to the Academy of Achievement”

Power vs. Counter

They’re the two most basic plays in football. They’re also the two most basic plays in politics. Let me explain: Power vs. Counter is a simpler version of rock-paper-scissors. Power = Rock When the offense runs the ball up the middle, that’s Power. When the offense runs away from the line, that’s Counter. The defenseContinue reading “Power vs. Counter”

The Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary (AOC)

Notes: Neil: This documentary largely focuses on the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), who won her 2018 NY-14 Democratic primary challenge vs. Rep. Joe Crowley. AOC’s message and movement are so powerful because she embodies and articulates the Progressive message better than anyone in America including Bernie Sanders. Bernie blazed the trail that AOC isContinue reading “The Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary (AOC)”

The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (AKA “The Man in the Arena”)

Notes: Neil: This speech features the famous “The Man in the Arena” quote loved by startup founders and political campaigns who face criticism while they are struggling. Politicians and their teams especially love to recite this quote to reporters and themselves when they’re losing an election. But “The Man in the Arena” is just oneContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (AKA “The Man in the Arena”)”

The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship”

Notes: Neil: This speech is President Theodore Roosevelt rallying every American to get in the Arena of politics. Just as we have a duty to serve and protect our family, we have the same responsibilities to our country and our community. He especially calls out “men in business” who make excuses not to serve in politics andContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship””

The Best Quotes From Elon Musk’s 2018 Interview With Kara Swisher

Notes: Neil: This is one of my favorite podcast episodes of all time. Elon Musk embodies The Stockdale Paradox throughout this interview, confronting the brutal facts facing his missions while keeping absolute faith that he will eventually succeed. I’ve highlighted my favorite segments below. Book Recommendation: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for aContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Elon Musk’s 2018 Interview With Kara Swisher”