FTWW #1: Reflections, War on Poverty and some career advice
To all my intellectually curious friends, here are a few things that I’ve come across that I think you will enjoy immensely. A little bit of something for everyone.
So for those who wonder, here goes.
If I Knew Then — Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School’s Class of 1963
If you were going on a long and treacherous hike, who would be the best person to ask about the path ahead? Someone a few yards away from the trailhead? Someone who’s made it halfway to the destination? Or someone who’s walked almost the entire trail — and who can tell you about the washed-out bridges, the sections that seem impossibly steep, and the vistas of indescribable beauty that lie ahead?
Five Battle-Tested Strategies for Success — Perception is the Copilot to Reality
I only wish someone showed me this video when I was starting out my career. This is gold.
Full video repository of Stanford’s class taught by the great entrepreneurs and investors of Silicon Valley.
This animation distils hundreds of years of culture into just five minutes. A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day.
I re-discovered Isaac Asimov’s short story: The Last Question — uncannily prescient in my view.
f.lux — Shout out to KP who has saved my vision from glaring blue computer light at night with this awesome hack. #justgetflux
Legendary investor Seth Klarman of the Baupost Group and Margin of Safety-fame on the Value of Not Being Sure.
How to be Creative | PBS Digital Studios
“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” — Chuck Close