Views on social media platforms are the "gold" of today. Software tools are the "shovel" businesses of today.
The person who merely reads up on a subject, passes an examination, and then drops it, is not a student. The real student is studying, learning, inquiring, exploring, not just until he is twenty or twenty-five, but throughout life.
The history of JP Morgan bank.
"Behavior is hard to fix. When people say they’ve learned their lesson they underestimate how much of their previous mistake was caused by emotions that will return when faced with the same circumstances." – Morgan Housel
People who are treated more positively during childhood development are more extroverted in adulthood.
David Geffen is a media executive who started his career in the music industry before transitioning to film. He is the co-founder of DreamWorks. Throughout his career, Geffen ruthlessly pursued fame, power, and money.
"If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or a failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose." – James J. Hill
When the Federal Reserve raises interest rates more than the central banks of the other six countries whose currencies make up the dollar index, it can strengthen the value of the US dollar.
Focus relentlessly and passionately on the customer.
To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the greatest of all blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of evils. – Socrates
Solana is a decentralized, open-source blockchain platform that aims to provide fast, low-cost transactions while maintaining security, decentralization, and censorship resistance.
"The internet is widening the gap between those who want to learn and those who want to be entertained."
Firedancer is a new validator client for the Solana blockchain network. It is being developed by Jump Crypto and will be written in the C/C++ programming languages.
A comprehensive guide to Tesla Full Self-Driving.
"My résumé said I was a learned, accomplished soldier, a twenty-four-year-old man in full . . . So why, I wondered, why do I still feel like a kid?" – Phil Knight
"Be different for the sake of being different." – James Dyson
“Ordinary people waited till life disclosed to them its secrets, but to the few, to the elect, the mysteries of life were revealed before the veil was drawn away. Sometimes this was the effect of art, and chiefly of the art of literature, which dealt immediately with the passions and the intellect.”
What is Solana, how will it overcome network outages, and how will it scale to 1 million TPS?
"The writer Jonathan Lethem has said that when people call something “original,” nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved." – Austin Kleon
A quick and easy way to value Tesla stock.
These updates address the spam bot network outage problems.
In a recent Twitter Spaces, Elon Musk gave a price prediction for Tesla stock and several updates on Tesla.
This is the Friday Finds end of year recap for 2022. It includes my favorite YouTube video, YouTube channels, podcasts, articles, books, and music.
When will the Fed pivot? Next month? Next year? In 3 years?
Maximal extractable value (MEV) refers to the maximum value that can be extracted from block production in excess of the standard block reward and gas fees by including, excluding, and changing the order of transactions in a block on the Ethereum network.
This document presents updates to the investment thesis for exposure to Tesla (TSLA). The updates are based on news related to the Tesla Semi, Cybertruck, and a potential factory in Mexico, which are analyzed in order to update the long-term bull case for the company.
A comprehensive guide to Tesla Full Self-Driving.
"The poor enjoy what the rich could not before afford. What were the luxuries have become the necessaries of life. The laborer has now more comforts than the farmer had a few generations ago." – Andrew Carnegie
The increase in oil prices in the 1970s was a significant cause of the long-term economic decline in the West.
How to add color to a code block in Ghost.
This algorithmic trading strategy backtested an annualized return of 168%. With leverage, its annualized return was 252%.
“I discovered that poverty was no handicap and was far from being the principal reason for suffering; that the sons of the rich really did not enjoy any advantages over the poor and ill-clad boys.” — Carl Jung
“I discovered that poverty was no handicap and was far from being the principal reason for suffering. There were far deeper reasons for happiness and unhappiness than one’s allotment of pocket money.” — Carl Jung
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. – Charles Darwin
This document outlines an investment thesis for exposure to Bitcoin (BTC).
Ethereum (ETH) is the leading smart contract platform. This document outlines an investment thesis for exposure to Ethereum.
Forget what you know about buying fair businesses at wonderful prices; instead, buy wonderful businesses at fair prices." – Warren Buffett
Solana (SOL) is a smart contract platform that is comparable to Ethereum (ETH). This document outlines an investment thesis for exposure to Solana.
The Big 5 Personality Traits can be thought of as an updated and improved version of the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator.
You cannot let your parents or society choose what you want to do. If you allow others to make your life decisions for you, you will lose self-esteem.
"Saving is the gap between your ego and your income." – Shawn Simon
“In the medium to long term, zk rollups will win out in all use cases as zk-SNARK technology improves.” — Vitalik Buterin
"The biggest mistake you can make is to try to become a millionaire in 90 days." – Alex Hormozi
Work 14 hours a day. Find people who have the same passion as you. Think of new ideas for an hour a day.
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action." – Herbert Spencer
I have never met a person I admired who did not read more books than I did.
"Remember that every day a new customer is born." – Nassim Taleb
Individual audacity is the key to future success. Audacity = boldness of thought and action, which often contradicts established wisdom.
"The more I know, the more I understand that everything eventually comes down to mindset and spirit. Nothing is impossible for the right man. Unfortunately, most people are taught from a young age that they are "normal people." You cannot reap greatness from that foundation."
Writing is the world’s best networking activity: Writing is the most scalable professional networking activity.
Pessimism is just a psychological reaction people have when they can’t figure out what’s going on. – Chamath Palihapitiya
“I still believe in a Fed Pivot. We have another 3.5 weeks until November 2nd.” — Luke Gromen
Uniswap V3 added several key improvements over V2, including concentrated liquidity, capital efficiency, active liquidity, multiple fee tiers, advanced oracles, and range orders.
The number of people you meet will determine your success. – Derek Sivers
Everything we get must in some way be paid for. The world is full of so-called economists who in turn are full of schemes for getting something for nothing. They tell us that government can spend without taxing at all; that it can continue to pile up debt without ever paying it off.
In life, the base rate for rejection is 98%. You should expect to be rejected by 49 jobs before you get 1. You need to know that so that you don't think there's something uniquely wrong with you. – Jordan Peterson
An intentional “error” in the details of your message will attract criticism. The attention will make your message rise in importance—at least in people’s minds—simply because everyone is talking about it.
"We should not trust the masses who say only the free can be educated, but rather the lovers of wisdom who say that only the educated are free." – Epictetus, Discourses
This book is an attempt to gather together this immense storehouse of knowledge and ideas from different branches, to piece together an accurate and instructive guide to human nature, basing itself on the evidence, not on particular viewpoints or moral judgments.
The college you go to doesn't matter much as long as you get an in-demand stem degree (like computer science or electrical engineering). But the college you go to matters a lot if you get a liberal arts degree. You need to go to a top school if you major in liberal arts.
"The proper work of the mind is the exercise of choice, refusal, yearning, repulsion, preparation, purpose, and assent. What then can pollute and clog the mind's proper functioning? Nothing but its own corrupt decisions." – Epictetus, Discourses
A therapist's view of psychotherapy.
Keys to business and passive income.
The best books, articles, and videos of the week.
It's not as if our lives are divided simply into light and dark. There's a shadowy middle ground. Recognizing and understanding the shadows is what a healthy intelligence does. And to acquire a healthy intelligence takes a certain amount of time and effort.
Finding a great boss or manager is the most important part of having a successful career.
"If you are qualified, then you are not reaching high enough." – Arteen Arabshahi
Kai-Fu Lee is an AI expert and former VP of Google China. In this book, he predicts the future of technology in the year 2041.
Peter Thiel's notes on startups, or how to build the future.
The misery that oppresses you lies not in your profession but in yourself! What man in the world would not find his situation intolerable if he chooses a craft, an art, indeed any form of life, without experiencing an inner calling? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Yuval Noah Harari on history, myth, money, empires, and religion.
Most of life is trying to find the one thing you can go all-in on for success. Try everything. Read every book. Talk to everyone.
"It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example." – Seneca
A growth mindset is a belief that your most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.
On physics, evolution, computers, and philosophy.
"You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think." – Marcus Aurelius
Jordan Peterson’s key takeaways from all of his lecture series (the University of Toronto lecture series, Biblical lecture series, and his 1996 Harvard lecture series), many of his podcasts, video clips, and paid products and course.
The best books on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
"Memento Mori. Ultimate failure is assured in all human activities. Where's the risk?" – Naval Ravikant
7 simple steps to financial freedom.
Key takeaways on self-improvement and clinical psychology.
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." – C.S. Lewis
Learn skills, get a top tech job, and invest.
What is realized cap in crypto on-chain data analysis?
Articles and white papers that every crypto beginner needs to read.
"If you could only get one thing done this year, what would it be?" – Ravi Gupta
Tips on how to have successful long-term romantic relationships and raise kids.
How to make offers so good that customers have to buy.
If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away. – Linus Pauling
Key takeaways from 100+ hours of Jordan Peterson content.
Russel Brunson's best tips on marketing and business.
You need to be absolutely paranoid about the currency of your knowledge and ask yourself every day: Am I really up to speed? Or am I stagnating intellectually, faking it or even worse, falling behind? Am I still learning? Or am I just doing the same stuff on a different day? – David L. Calhoun
Every book, movie, documentary, artwork, and essay Jordan Peterson recommended in over 100 hours of lectures and online content.
CPA Tom Wheelwright explains how to minimize your taxes.
Reading an hour a day is only 4% of your day. But that 4% will put you at the top of your field within 10 years. Find the time. – Patrick Bet-David
How stories, myths, and religion can make you successful in life.
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Key takeaways and summary of What is Money, Anyway? – the best financial history book I've ever read.
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Pick one thing and spend the rest of your life getting deeper into it. Mastery is the best goal because the rich can't buy it, the impatient can't rush it, the privileged can't inherit it, and nobody can steal it. You can only earn it through hard work. Mastery is the ultimate status. – Derek Sivers
Isaiah Berlin warns about trying to create paradise on earth.
The best quotes and excerpts from Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
I've watched way too many episodes of the My First Million podcast. Here are my key takeaways and notes.
"This above all: to thine own self be true..." – William Shakespeare, Hamlet
What are the top predictors of career success?
Jordan Peterson explains the significance of stories and myths in our lives.
Jordan Peterson uses psychology to show what the Bible can teach us about success and morality.
"There's very little difference between understanding yourself and understanding others." – Freedom in Thought
The best books on finance and investing, covering topics from personal finance to cryptocurrencies to tax strategy.
The best books on human nature, covering topics from psychology to philosophy to literature.
The best content I consumed this week.
This course covers the big five personality traits. It's essential for understanding yourself and mental illness.
Essential lessons on starting a business from a businessman with over $750 million net worth.
Realistically, there is only one way to change your life: change the way you think. – Daniel Chidiac
Jordan Peterson covers Freud, Jung, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Piaget, Becker, Solzhenitsyn, and the Big 5 personality traits in this lecture series.
A guide to getting leads for your business on social media.
I am one of the richest self-made men in Britain for two reasons. I own my company outright, and I began to make more baskets the minute the first had a few eggs in it. – Felix Dennis
Essential principles to succeed in business.
Most businesses target middle-class, middle-income customers. This is wrong. Dan argues that the middle class was booming after WWII but it’s gone now. Now we should market to the affluent.
The essence of [Stoic] philosophy is that we should live so that our happiness depends as little as possible on external causes. – Epictetus
An essential pricing guide for entrepreneurs.
The 8 essential steps to making a successful business.
If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's. – Carl Jung
This book teaches you the basics of direct marketing.
Microstrategy (MSTR) and Solana (SOL) are some of my largest holdings. MSTR is a stock that can be thought of as a Bitcoin ETF because of its significant Bitcoin holdings. Solana is a top cryptocurrency that competes with Ethereum.
Key Takeaways 1. Be inconspicuous. Make it appear like you’re losing as you set yourself up to win in the long run. 2. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt is essential reading. 3. Take the long way rather than the false shortcut. 4. Sacrificing now to benefit later
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. – Bertrand Russell
This book shows you how to mitigate risk in investing.
This book explains what AI is and how to use it strategically in your business.
This book gives you the principles to succeed sooner in life.
Investments that seem riskier appear like they will make higher returns. But if high-risk assets always gave higher returns, they wouldn’t be high risk.
Throughout history, the currency or commodity with the highest stock-to-flow ratio has become the widely adopted money.
If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away. – Linus Pauling
This book is essential for understanding the potential future use cases of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
There are 11 major types of cryptoassets. Store of value, smart contract platform, oracle, layer 2, etc.
The 3 useful types of assets, crypto skills to learn, and the 4 ways crypto investors need to analyze cryptoassets.
The Fiat Standard compares the current monetary system to a Bitcoin monetary system.
There are 5 main ways to value a cryptoasset: total addressable market, the equation of exchange, Metcalfe’s Law, cost of production, and stock-to-flow.
Today, the American economy operates under a monetary system which is completely outside the Constitution. Its fiat money is continually manipulated both in value and quantity. This has had a devastating impact on its purchasing power, which is now down to about 8 percent of its 1933 value.
Unless you can watch your stock holdings decline by 50 percent without becoming panic-stricken, you should not be in the stock market. – Warren Buffett
You need talent, persuasion skills, and an understanding of how the game is played.
The big takeaway is that a democratic Western nation can and will freeze the assets of its own citizens.
You're crazy until you're successful – then you're a genius – MrBeast
How to be a millionaire.
You will not be successful if you do not read these books.
If you can't write, you can't think. If you can't think, you will be unsuccessful.
"If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on the television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it." – Frank Zappa
Mastery gives you the strategy and tactics to create great work and succeed in your career.
Someone graduating from college thinks, and is told, that he needs to get a job, as if the important thing were becoming a member of an institution. A more direct way to put it would be: you need to start doing something people want. You don’t need to join a company to do that.
You could get rich from starting your own company in 1890 and in 2020, but in 1960 it was not really a viable option. You couldn't break through the oligopolies to get at the markets.
Good people help others with no concern for themselves. Smart people help others while also helping themselves. Evil people hurt others to help themselves. Dumb people hurt themselves and others. - Balaji Srinivasan
The Daily Laws summarizes Greene's work on Mastery, Power, Human Nature, Seduction, Persuasion, Strategy, and the Sublime.
I told everyone to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Solana (SOL) on January 22, 2022.
No man's a prophet in his own land.
The power of a proper mental framework is that it is descriptive, predictive, and helps expose blind spots – and all mistakes come from blind spots.
Mathematician Richard Hamming’s broad principles of success.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through. – F.W. Nichol
I told everyone to buy Tesla stock (TSLA) 2 times over the past ~year. Once on March 8, 2021, and again on February 24, 2022.
It takes a decade to build a clear mind, then you suddenly get “lucky.” – Naval Ravikant
Marketing cannot fix a bad product. You have to fix the products, business, and business model before you try marketing.
We are all, each of us, simultaneously oppressor and oppressed. Thus, we come to realize that the twin categories of “guilty oppressor” and “justice-seeking victim” can be made endlessly inclusive.
Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. – Albert Einstein
Somewhere in our minds, removed from the day to day, there sit judges. They watch what we do, study how we perform, examine the effect we have on others, track our successes and failures – and then, eventually, they pass verdicts. These determine our levels of confidence and self-compassion.
Good people help others with no concern for themselves. Smart people help others while helping themselves. Evil people hurt others to help themselves. Dumb people hurt themselves and others.
To accept the challenge of the unknown, in spite of all fears, is courage. The fears are there, but if you go on accepting the challenge again and again, slowly slowly those fears disappear.
The fellow pupil can help more than the master because he knows less. The difficulty we want him to explain is one he has recently met. The expert met it so long ago he has forgotten.
The famous angel investor Naval Ravikant once tweeted a list of "asymmetric opportunities" – actions with high potential upside and low downside risk.
Good people help others with no concern for themselves. Smart people help others while also helping themselves. Evil people hurt others to help themselves. Dumb people hurt others and themselves. – Balaji Srinivasan
Buy TSLA around $750.
“[Elon Musk’s] big idea is that in Tesla he can make electric cars really work. That they can outperform their gas-guzzling cousins; that they can out-style them; out-tech them; save customers billions of dollars a year on gasoline, and in so doing save the world from itself.” – Tim Higgins
The best business books covering topics from marketing to finance to productivity.
No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself. – Seneca
Everyone will have 2 jobs.
How to succeed in making content and selling products online.
The SuperCharger network is Tesla's solution to electric vehicle range anxiety.
The 6 step guide to YouTube success.
People who love what they do wear themselves down doing it, they even forget to wash or eat. – Marcus Aurelius
Years ago, a nice office conveyed competence and resources. But now, the physical office is digital. Your online presence is what wins customers over.
5 simple steps to make and grow your Twitter account.
There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination. – Herbert Spencer
There is no such thing as truly original work. Everyone has influences.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. – Sigmund Freud
Why, what, and how to read
Small changes in our habits lead to big changes in our life.
Yassine Elmandjra and David Puell recently published a framework to evaluate Bitcoin.
Bitcoin (BTC) and Solana (SOL) are my two largest holdings. They have the best risk-to-reward ratio in crypto. They are currently oversold.
“Read the best books first, otherwise you’ll find you do not have time." — Henry David Thoreau
Carol Dweck is a psychologist who studies why people ultimately succeed or fail in life. According to Dweck, success in life boils down to two distinct mindsets: fixed and growth.
Business strategy and tactics from Ron Chernow's Titan, a biography of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
If you want to be happy and fulfilled, you have to work on yourself.
Atomic Habits animated summary, Rory Sutherland's marketing advice, and Alain de Botton's philosophy of life.
Writing tips from Scott Adams, Morgan Housel, and Paul Graham.
Develop a skill that seems like fun to you but work to others.
Success is the product of daily habits — not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.
Nancy Pelosi stock trading, how to read 100 books a year, the victim mentality, and more.
The best time to start investing was 10 years ago. The second best time to start investing is today.
A short guide to wealth, health, and relationships.
How to figure out Bitcoin’s multiple.
How to create a typewriter effect in a blog post
A recent Airdrop for the Ethereum Name Service gave each of its users between $5k and $20k for free.
This is the Friday Finds end of year recap for 2021. It includes my favorite YouTube video, YouTube channels, podcasts, articles, books, music, and websites.
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In a recent interview with Lex Fridman, Elon Musk gave advice for people who want to be successful. These are the 5 key takeaways:
I read 52 books in 2021. These are my favorites in no particular order.
Don’t hire losers.
Bitcoin solves the problem of inflation.
The big money is made from buying high-quality assets during a crash.
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through. – F. W. Nichol
A 5 step system for better relationships.
There are 7 scientific principles of strength training. They are essential for anyone who wants to achieve their fitness goals.
The logic goes like this: When you call yourself a victim, it gives you the right to abuse your oppressor. They're the bad guy and you're the good guy, so standing up to them makes you moral – it makes you a hero.
I recently had a life-changing moment.
This book gives the roadmap for productive and fulfilling relationships in life and work.
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Happiness = health + wealth + good relationships + learning
This article explains why Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Solana (SOL) are my largest cryptoasset holdings.
Lesson 1: The successful don't think the rules apply to them.
Out of hundreds of books read, these are my top 14.
There are two ways that the government pays for its debt: taxing its citizens and “money printing.”
Health + good relationships =/= happiness.
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Most people do not understand economics and capitalism. The amount of money in the US is not fixed. If you make a successful business or make a lot of money, you are not taking money away from other people.
Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
I read Ron Chernow's 800 page Alexander Hamilton biography and I found 1 tip for becoming a better public speaker.
As a personal trainer, I've seen people mess this up countless times.
Confidence is a skill. You need to develop skills that are broadly applicable. This will give you general confidence.
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How to quickly reach your fitness goals for men and women.
Lessons on investing from Alain de Botton.
If you consider yourself a victim, you will not have a good life.
Alfred Adler was one of the pioneers of the field of psychology in the early 1900s.
Strategy and tactics for reading more.
Do you view the world through a negative lens or a positive lens?
How to sleep better.
First, find what your purpose or meaning in life is. Second, write down your core values and compare them with your partner. Third, set your expectations and needs. Finally, develop a list of boundaries and share them with your partner.
A list of products, services, and investments with the highest ROI.
There are 2 kinds of confidence: specific confidence and general confidence.
Young people may not have the experience or a realistic understanding of how things work in the world, therefore their ideas may not be effective. They are driven by passion and desire, but not by a true understanding of the subject matter.
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How to avoid pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth.
There are two important economic factors: money supply and production.
Classic literature gives us mental models for understanding human nature.
A lack of ethics stems from a lack of competence.
Bretton Woods, the IMF, World Bank, WTO, and international loans.
The most practical code injections to improve your Ghost blog.
I used to crack open a 1000 page biography and read it cover to cover.
Montaigne was a unique philosopher. He thought that Plato was boring and wrote at length about humans reconciling their inherent god-like arrogance with animal bodies that defecate, age, and die.
How to not be evil.
Virtually the same way an individual would survive a recession, but with a few differences.
“History is mostly, it seems to me, a lesson in proportions. You think times are tough? You think you are beset by bad luck? Others have had it worse. Others have gone through worse. Others have triumphed over many more difficult obstacles.” — David McCullough