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Venture capital can seem like a drab world sometimes.

Though far from the sobriety of investment banking, consulting, or private equity, it can suffer from the same uniformities of background, appearance, and thought. There’s a reason why being considered a “contrarian” was once a prized accolade, even if that term has been bludgeoned into meaninglessness of late.

If the asset class is a blur of monochromatism, all blacks and whites and dull grays, Jenny Friedman is a stripe of color thrown across the canvas. …


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This is Part II in a series on Audience and Wealth. Part I focused on the problem the creators solve for consumers and the business models they use to build wealth. You can read it here. Today, we’ll close the series by discussing the following subjects:

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In 2012, researchers at the University of Oregon sought to answer a philosophical question: how do the roles we play affect our behavior? …


Scammed by Thomas Edison, abandoned by JP Morgan

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Nikola Tesla was the greatest inventor of his era. He died penniless and alone, swindled by both Thomas Edison and JP Morgan.

Tesla was born in 1856 in a mountainous region of Croatia. His father was a Serbian-Orthodox priest, learned. But Nikola got his gifts from his mother. Though she’d never attended school, Duka Tesla had a knack for building appliances. She also had a remarkable memory.

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Mario Gabriele

Tech from idea to IPO at readthegeneralist.com. Investing in chaotic-good founders at charge.vc

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