North Star Podcast: Paul Cooper

In ruins, we find beauty in the lost.

Every ruin is a relic of history, evidence of the human quest for immortality.

Lebron James, NBA Twitter, and The Future of Basketball

Let’s go back to the future.

To a time when LeBron James transformed sports right before our eyes. Without knowing it, we were all witnesses.

It was…

Sam Walton changed retail forever.

The founder of Wal-Mart, created more wealth in the 20th century than almost anybody else.

At one point, Sam Walton was the richest man in America.

Today, Wal-Mart is a company of astounding size. …

How to Improve Your Writing, Get Rid of Writer’s Block and Accelerate Your Career

The Writing Habit

Writing doesn’t just communicate ideas; it generates new ones.

Writing forces you to think. It’s nature’s way of telling you how sloppy your thinking is. The ultimate test of how well you understand something is how clearly you can explain it in…

The Making of the Internet Musician

Originally published on my website,

The future of music is a return to Mozart.

In 1781, Mozart moved from Salzburg to Vienna, the cultural capital of Austria, to advance his music career. At the time, music was scarce. There was no way to record it, so if you wanted…

Are Money Managers a Commodity?

Written by: David Perell and Conor Witt

New York Stock Exchange

Money managers are a commodity. The rise of quantitative investment strategies (computers), more equal access to information (the internet) and other factors have leveled the playing field. …

Influencers, Instagram and the Future of Fashion

Fashion speaks louder than words. Our relationship with clothing is a staple of our identity and an extension of our skin. Clothes mold the shape, texture and contour of our bodies. To that end, fashion represents fundamental human tensions — form vs. function; invention vs. tradition; nature vs. culture; rebellion…

Where I’ve been, Where I’m at, and Where I’m Going

10 months ago, I left the corporate world after a long and arduous… seven month stint 😁

Unsure about what to do next, I started experimenting. Podcasts, videos, writing and more. I’ve succeeded a bit, but failed a lot more. …

Like a well-hydrated David against an overweight, possibly diabetic Goliath.

Often times, the best businesses are created when someone encounters a problem in their life, and instead of saying “Ugh,” they say, “I’m gonna solve this.” And then they get to work.

Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, the sugar-and-sweetener-free flavored water that’s taken Silicon Valley by storm, is…

David Perell

Exploring the internet one post at a time. Find me @david_perell.

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