Collab Blog

The Dumber Side of Smart People

Most people will die after three days without water.

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Anthro Energy: Unlocking Better Batteries

The hope for a greener and more mobile future has long hinged on electrification.

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Consumer Brands and Essential Inputs

From our very first investment in Kickstarter back in 2010, backing consumer startups has been at the core of Collaborative…

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A Few Thoughts on Spending Money

There are two ways to use money.

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The Thin Line

During my final semester of graduate school I took a class titled, “Leadership Ride: Lessons from Gettysburg”.

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PhageLab

As a kid, I loved going to my friend’s farm.

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Information That Would Get Your Attention

I’ve always thought Twitter makes you twice as informed but half as productive.

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Active vs. Passive Learning

If I asked, which do you think will lead to a healthier, happier relationship…

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Respect Each Others’ Delusions

I love the saying that people don’t remember books; they remember sentences.

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How Many Santas

As anyone who has ever been to New York City around Christmas knows, there is no better place this time…

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Accelerating Climate Solutions: Updates from Collab Fund’s Shared Future Fund

It’s been a whirlwind few months as we’ve rapidly expanded programming to support our growing portfolio of nearly 130 promising…

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Long-Term News

NEW YORK – In what analysts called “the most important economic metric that exists,” 360,000 people were born yesterday, 78%…

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Frugal vs. Independent

Here’s an important distinction about people who spend less than they earn.

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The Full Reset

To understand the power of starting clean, you have to know the nuance of why the German military became as…

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My New Book: Same As Ever

My new book, Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes, is out today.

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Wild Minds

Eliud Kipchoge, the world’s best marathon runner, was being held in a staging room during the 2021 Olympic Games in…

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Smart Things I’ve Read Lately

“Until we know we are wrong, being wrong feels exactly like being right.” – David McRaney.

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AI for a Cooler Earth: Phaidra’s Mission to Combat Data Center Emissions

As computing needs grow exponentially, AI like Phaidra’s is necessary to stem emissions.

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Team Building

Winning is done by teams and I’m quite excited by the team at Collaborative Fund right now.

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A Few Laws of Getting Rich

There are 13 divorces among the 10 richest men in the world.

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The Thin Line Between Bold and Reckless

Cornelius Vanderbilt had just finished a series of business deals to expand his railroad empire.

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Recharge, Recycle, Repeat: The Sustainable Secret of the Battery World

Something amazing has been happening in the battery world: battery recycling rates have been steadily rising thanks to smart industry…

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The Tide Is Going Out

Like many Americans, when I was a child, my family used to take a week-long vacation in July or August.

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The Written Word

A few thoughts I have about writing…

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A Few Things I’m Pretty Sure About

You don’t have to know exactly what the future holds to know that some people will handle it better than…

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