Founder Accelerator

Think: Thiel Fellowship for 23+ year olds. Give founders 1+ years of freedom to work full-time on their next startup idea. This is Personal Capital. Old Model: Insight → Funding New Model: Funding → Insight Solve their money problem so founders can focus on the World’s Biggest Problems. Coach founders through their idea mazes. Build rapidContinue reading “Founder Accelerator”

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 “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 = 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 defense responds by stuffing the middle (Power) or attacking theContinue reading “Power vs. Counter”

Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary

Notes: Trailer: YouTube Full Video: Netflix, YouTube Book Recommendation: Run for Something by Amanda Litman (2017) Reading Time: ~10 minutes total. ~3 minutes bolded-only. ~1 minute highlights only. 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 andContinue reading “Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary”

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

Notes: Neil: This speech features the famous “The Man in the Arena” quote loved by people who face criticism while they are struggling. Politicians especially love to recite this quote to reporters and themselves when they’re losing an election. But “The Man in the Arena” is just one paragraph in the middle of a one-hourContinue reading “Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (Ft. “The Man in the Arena”)”

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 a responsibility to our country and our community. He especially calls out “men in business” who make excuses not to serve in politics and thenContinue reading “Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship””

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

Best Quotes From Kanye West’s 2005 Interview With Charlie Rose

Notes: Neil: This interview was recorded in the year where everything was finally going right for Kanye West, when he’s finally getting recognized for his elite talent. His energy is equal parts relief, confidence, and excitement here. Like many elite performers, Kanye’s motivation and frustration is driven by the gap between how he sees himselfContinue reading “Best Quotes From Kanye West’s 2005 Interview With Charlie Rose”

Best Quotes From “The Last Dance” Documentary

Notes: Neil: I’ve watched every documentary in the original 30 for 30 ESPN series and most of the documentaries ESPN has made since then, including my new favorite, The Last Dance. (My other favorites are No Crossover, The Two Escobars, The Fab Five, Broke, Ghosts of Ole Miss, Survive and Advance, Bad Boys, Sole Man,Continue reading “Best Quotes From “The Last Dance” Documentary”