David Perell

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A 4-Part Theory: 1. Recruiting is hard, but very important. 2. The best employees are 10-100x better than average ones. 3. The best employees want to work on the hard and interesting problems. 4. The harder the challenge, the EASIER it is to build a billion dollar company.

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The hoops of education are pointless because they signal that a student can put their head down and commit to monotonous tasks — which is exactly what most employers want.

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Problems with modern universities: • Thousands of colleges teach basic classes like Econ 101 in parallel. • They are slow to shift resources in response to changes in the labor market. • Zero communication with alumni to solicit feedback after graduation. We can do better.

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1) Operational excellence is an under-rated competitive edge. 2) In public markets, arbitrage human behavior. In private markets, monopolize access to high-quality talent. 3) The most valuable ideas are shared in whispers.

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