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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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Three Questions for Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph

Marc Randolph is the co-founder and first CEO of Netflix.

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Respect and Admiration

I like the idea of the reverse obituary: Write down what you want your obituary to say, then figure out…

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Intelligent vs. Smart

Here’s an important distinction to make in life.

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A Few Stories About Big Decisions

In 1964, Warren Buffett owned shares in an old industry company with fading prospects.

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The End of the Incandescent Light Bulb: A Failure of Technology and Markets

The Biden administration recently enforced a ban on the sale of traditional incandescent light bulbs, completing a years-long phase out…

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How to Read: Lots of Inputs and a Strong Filter

My reading strategy is to start as many books as I can but finish few of them.

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Everything Is Cyclical

French geologists recently discovered that a Himalayan mountain suffered a massive landslide 800 years ago.

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Rich and Anonymous

I think there’s an “ideal” net worth for everyone, when money not only stops bringing pleasure but becomes a social…

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Our Investment in Verse

Electricity makes the world go round.

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Smart Things Smart People Said

A few lines I came across recently that I liked…

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A Few Questions

Whose life do I admire that is secretly miserable…

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Why You Believe The Things You Do

I remember reading an article years ago about a father in Yemen who lost a son to starvation, only to…

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Fear of Acorns

I am a big fan of fables.

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The Evolution of Sustainable Materials: Six Trends to Watch

Sustainable materials — materials derived from renewable resources instead of fossil fuels — form the foundation of a brighter, healthier…

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Reask: Predicting Extreme Weather In Uncertain Times

Extreme weather events are more frequent and severe than ever before.

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Compounding Optimism

Let me share a little theory I have about optimism, and why progress is so easy to underestimate.

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