Monday, September 30, 2019

September 2019 Reading List

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Blog posts & books from the past month I'd actually read again.

Misc. blog posts (v. startup heavy this month)
  • "An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” — is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other."

The days are long but the decades are short - Sam Altman

  • I recently turned 30; this was apropos

Misunderstanding 'Skin in the Game' - Alex Danco

  • "When Taleb talks about “Skin in the game”, he’s talking about survival....Skin in the Game isn’t an incentive; it’s a filter."
  • "Another way of saying this is that people don’t have skin in the game; systems do. Systems with skin in the game are ones where the good performers are more likely to survive than poor performers; it has nothing to do with how people are incentivized. It’s Buffett’s line: In order to win, you must first survive."

The founders guide to markets - Erik Torenberg & Anuj Abrol

  • Thiel vs. Rabois theories of markets
  • tweet breaking down the two perspectives 

Advice on growth, product, and leadership - Lenny Rachitsky

  • 20 ways products/business can be differentiated 

New tech inside iPhone 11 is the future of everything -  Mike Elgan

  • Ultra-wideband positioning is the real innovation contained in the iPhone 11 
  • The U1 chip enables ultra-wideband (UWB) positioning, which means it’s designed to pinpoint the locations of nearby objects; "living room scale GPS"

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