From this interview. Interviewer: Another member of your rose gallery is Henry Kissinger? Hitchens: Of whose rose gallery is he not a member? Mark Twain said that if you give a man a reputation as an early riser, he can sleep until noon. Kissinger has somewhere or another along the way earned a reputation as… Continue reading Hitchens on Kissinger
Money talks: How low can rates go? https://pca.st/i0bc0phd
This is a really great and wide-ranging interview which makes a strong argument against taking venture funds. They also go really deep into detail about why, as well as discussing many current VC models and suggesting that some may be less predatory and harmful. Check it out!
This was one of the best interviews I’ve ever heard. They cover the history and future of humanity, and the current transition between two different kinds of cultural conflict. In the past, humans fought oppressive tyrants who exploited them. In the future, humans face the new prospect of being completely irrelevant, while the tyrants saunter… Continue reading Sam Harris’ Waking Up Podcast: The Edge of Humanity with Yuval Harari
This has been one of my favorite books since I was a child. When I heard the announcement that this year’s theme for Burning Man is going to be “I, Robot,” I decided to reread it. It’s still one of the best books I’ve ever read. I can not say this enough, THIS BOOK HAS… Continue reading ❤️ I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
What unique benefits does this company/product deliver and who are your 1,000 true fans? How can I turn my casual fans into die-hard fans? “Focus on what fucking matters and let the rest follow.” These are the fundamental questions he asks through his three rules of branding. This is a really great episode about differentiating… Continue reading Tim Ferriss – The 3 Critical Rules of Branding
“The united front of the [American] left broke down over identity issues… There was a retreat to the universities… People on the left really abandoned electoral politics and instead develop this idea that all social change happens through social movements that are tied to identity. And we ended up with gender theory and race theory… Continue reading Sam Harris’ Waking Up Podcast – What Happened to Liberalism?
In this great episode, Casey and Jason go in depth on topics around customer acquisition cost and how to measure the sustainability of your product or service’s key actions. This feeds into a great conversation about what steps to take before a growth phase to make sure you can survive it. This leads into a… Continue reading This Week in Startups – Casey Winters and Jason Calicanis talk about CAC and Planning Sustainable Growth
This book was recommended by a friend. He said it reminded him of a shared favorite of ours, How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It reminds me of The Game by Neil Strauss. This book could be used for great evil, or for good. And like The Game, it will certainly… Continue reading ❤️ Robert Greene – The 48 Laws of Power
I gave this speech for a public speaking class. It included a self-evaluation assignment which I share here; CJ Trowbridge 2017-07-05 Sierra College Comms 1 Scott Kirchner Demonstration Speech Self-Evaluation Assignment In my speech, I demonstrated how to bootstrap a business. I gave examples from my experience bootstrapping a pizza business in Chico several… Continue reading How to Start a Business For Free (With Examples)