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Bet on companies that become verbs. • “Let me Google it” • “Pass me a Kleenex” • “I need some Bubble Wrap” • “Don’t forget the Thermos” • “Just bought some Chapstick” Becoming a standard part of English is the original network effect.


Investors are becoming celebrities, celebrities are becoming entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs are becoming investors


To future entrepreneurs: start writing online. No matter what kind of company you want to start, it pays to have a smart and targeted audience. Writing will help you build credibility, meet investors, and find future co-founders. Invest in your future


Masters work with less information, not more. • Painters see the essence of an object. • Investors focus on needle-moving variables. Information is nearly-infinite, and masters know which variables to pay attention to. Masters of attention.


Good ideas I heard today: 1) Being an investor is as close as you can get to academia in the business world. 2) Extreme pessimism and extreme optimism paradoxically converge to doing nothing. 3) The key to a successful partnership is shared values and complementary skillsets.


Online teachers will become investors. Teachers will break even on education, and make money by investing in their pipeline of students who want to start companies.


In a recession, bet on companies with a high fun-to-price ratio. Examples: • Disney • Netflix • Nintendo If they sell accomplishment, achievement, and flow state for cheap, they’ll be recession proof. Cheap. Convenient. Fun.

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