The Front Door

We Need A YC for Everything This is Problem #3 on my list of The World’s Biggest Problems. The short answer is you need to know somebody. If you don’t already know one of them, you’re not getting in the front door. Those who do break through without connections take a grueling path to success,Continue reading “The Front Door”

YC for Politics

An accelerator for rising stars in politics Create a new front door for politics and government. YC did this for VC. This has massively increased the pool of potential startup founders. We can create a YC-like path for less privileged people to become politicians. Network and fundraise from the Democratic or Republican establishment. This systemContinue reading “YC for Politics”

The Money Problem

Money vs. Meaning Everyone has a number where they’d be financially ‘free’. The gap between this number and your current wealth is your money problem. Most people would quit if they had $100K+ to cover their next 1-2 years. This is Personal Capital. Many people need $10K or less to start their passion project. See:Continue reading “The Money Problem”

Best Quotes from the Becoming Warren Buffett Documentary

Notes: This HBO documentary covers the life and work of Berkshire Hathaway Chairman & CEO Warren Buffett, largely through his own quotes. We also hear a lot from his business partner Charlie Munger and his first wife Suzie Buffett. Warren Buffett’s advice can teach us way more about life than just business. Most people callContinue reading “Best Quotes from the Becoming Warren Buffett Documentary”

Hidden Ambition

We’re scared of losing, but we’re terrified of being called a loser. We grew up watching elementary school bullies pick on the “nerds”. If you’re like me, you were usually the target of the teasing. It’s easy to internalize the idea that being ambitious isn’t cool. Social media is full of bullies making fun ofContinue reading “Hidden Ambition”

Best Quotes from Tom Brady’s “Man in the Arena” Documentary

Notes: This ESPN+ series is a largely autobiographical retelling of Tom Brady’s career from the University of Michigan to seven Super Bowl championships. This documentary’s title borrows from Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 speech “Citizenship in a Republic“, which includes the famous “Man in the Arena” quote: “It is not the critic who counts…” Watch: Trailer, VideoContinue reading “Best Quotes from Tom Brady’s “Man in the Arena” Documentary”

Best Quotes from the Tiger HBO Documentary

Notes: Neil: This documentary is about Earl Woods as much as it is about his son Tiger Woods. Earl always knew that Tiger was destined for greatness and built their family’s whole lives around Tiger’s success. This pressure and focus was both a blessing and curse for Tiger, who grew up perfectly prepared to beContinue reading “Best Quotes from the Tiger HBO Documentary”

Hamming Questions

“What are the world’s biggest problems?” “Which ones are you solving? It’s hard! Fighting for The Good Future requires massive amounts of time, energy, and creativity. It’s scary! Fear of failure causes people to hide their ambition. It’s expensive! Most people are too busy solving their money problem to think about anything else. Raising people’sContinue reading “Hamming Questions”