The 2 Independent Lanes in US Politics

This is Part 4 of my Political Typology series. Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Even Independents like Bernie Sanders first run in their Party primary before caucusing as an Independent. This post will analyze alternate lanes to winning electionsContinue reading “The 2 Independent Lanes in US Politics”

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. Goal: Be the world’s earliest angel investor. I aim to invest pre-startup and ideally pre-idea. Founder Rounds are the new Pre-Seed Rounds.Continue 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”

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”

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

The Best Quotes From Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Announcement Speech

Notes: Neil: Shirley Chisholm is one of the most underrated politicians in American history. She’s mostly known as the first black candidate for President in 1972, which is the source of this speech. I most remember her campaign slogan “Unbought and unbossed“, which promised an independent leader who wasn’t afraid to stand up to theContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Announcement Speech”