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Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

July 15, 2014

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.” If you were to make a list of the best commencement addresses ever, you’d find this one from Steve Jobs up there with the likes of David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman, and Naval Adm. William H. McRaven. [M]uch of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out […]


Neil Gaiman: One Of The Best Commencement Speeches Ever

May 30, 2012

Although Neil Gaiman never attended college, he gives one of the best commencement speeches ever. This is right up there with the Steve Jobs and David Foster Wallace commencement speeches. People who know the rules know what is possible and what is impossible. You do not and you should not. The rules of what is […]


The Power of Incentives: Inside The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

October 02, 2017

According to Charlie Munger, there are only a few forces more powerful than incentives. In his speech “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment,” he reflects on how the power of incentives never disappoints him: Well, I think I’ve been in the top 5% of my age cohort all my life in understanding the power of incentives, […]


The Most Respectful Interpretation

January 16, 2017

Consider this situation: You email a colleague with a question expecting a prompt response, but hours or days later you’ve yet to hear from them. Perhaps you can’t move forward on your project without their input so you find yourself blocked. How do you imagine you feel in this situation? For many of us, situations […]


All the Books I read in 2016

January 07, 2017

A list of all the books I read in 2016. (The curious can check out 2017.) Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World — A comprehensive and engaging history of Roman peace, which was brought on not by words but dominance. Goldsworthy recounts the civil rebellions of the conquered, including why they broke out […]


Peter Bevelin on Seeking Wisdom, Mental Models, Learning, and a Lot More

October 17, 2016

One of the most impactful books we’ve ever come across is the wonderful Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, written by the Swedish investor Peter Bevelin. In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, Seeking Wisdom is a compendium of ideas from biology, psychology, statistics, physics, economics, and human behavior. Mr. Bevelin is out with a new […]