In Episode #105, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Gokul is an angel investor and Product and Business Helper at DoorDash. We cover crypto, international investing, and habits and routines. “I always believe the hierarchy of anyone, any individual should be health, then family, then work. Why not family before health? Because if you're not healthy, you become a burden to your family and you can't help them. So, your health is actually very, very important.” – Gokul Rajaram EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/angel-investor-gokul-rajaram-playbook-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/angel-investor-gokul-rajaram-playbook-transcript CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: (00:01:21) – The evolution of crypto (00:02:44) – Superpowers and struggles (00:06:08) – Inspirations and the importance of exercise (00:08:24) – Recommended books (00:10:19) – Tools and routines (00:12:26) – Defining success (00:14:32) – International investing ABOUT GOKUL RAJARAM Gokul Rajaram is a prolific angel investor in over 300 companies and counting, and an executive at DoorDash, which he joined after DoorDash acquired Caviar from Square in 2019. I was fortunate enough to get to work with Gokul at Square, and I am beyond thrilled to have him on the show today. In this episode, Gokul shares what he thinks his investing superpowers are, why he loved Marc Andreesen's interview on the Good Time Show, why he loves Andre Agassi's book, Open, and the advice he'd give his younger self if he could go back 20 years to the start of his career.
In Episode #13, we explore silence, philosophy, and summiting Mount Everest. We're joined by Erling Kagge, famed explorer and author, who [guest background]. We cover Erling's expeditions across the Atlantic and to the North and South Poles, how he dove into philosophy, and his foray into book publishing. “Experience is the best education you can have, but it's very costly.” – Erling Kagge EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/erling-kagge-outliers-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/erling-kagge-outliers-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our guide to Erling Kagge's experiences with silence, philosophy, and summiting Mount Everest. In it we cover: (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:01:57) – How Erling's daughters inspired his book about silence (00:07:36) – Erling's experience walking solo to the South Pole (00:13:34) – Erling's expeditions across the Atlantic and to the North and South Poles (00:21:15) – Erling's struggle with dyslexia, and how reading became an important part of his life (00:24:23) – How Erling dove into philosophy (00:29:51) – On how Erling got into book publishing, the publishing process at Kagge Forlag (00:47:55) – Why moving slowly is better than speeding through life, and how walking plays into that (01:01:01) – Erling's daily rituals ABOUT ERLING KAGGE Erling Kagge is a man of many firsts. The New York Times has described Erling as a philosophical adventurer, or perhaps an adventurous philosopher. In 1990, Erling and his expedition partner Børge Ousland became the first people to ever reach the North Pole unsupported. Over the course of 58 days, they covered nearly 500 miles on skis, pulling hundreds of pounds of supplies behind them the entire way. In 1993, Erling became the first person to make a solo, completely unsupported expedition to the South Pole, where he covered over 800 miles in 50 days without any contact with the outside world. And in 1994, Erling summited Mount Everest, completing what's called the “Three Pole Challenge” by making it to both the North and South Poles, as well as the summit of Mount Everest. Out of those experiences, he's published multiple best selling books, including two of my all time favorites, Silence: In the Age of Noise, and Philosophy for Polar Explorers: What They Don't Teach You in School.
These days, you can hardly talk about investing without cryptocurrency and decentralized finance entering the conversation in some capacity. Joey Krug, CIO of Pantera Capital, one of the largest asset managers in crypto, is here to shed some light on navigating this evolving asset class. We discuss how product and market analysis help them make decisions when investing in crypto, the relationship to traditional finance, dangers to consider when investing, and current events happening in crypto. Dive in and learn how to mitigate risk and find opportunities in a very volatile market. Key Highlights: [00:00 - 06:23] Joey Krug and an Intro to the Defi Market: Alive, well, and not so different from traditional finance. [06:23 - 12:38] What is a Maker DAO, and how do you participate in it? [12:40 - 19:04] Joey talks about how he mitigates risk as a CIO managing highly volatile assets and sentiments surrounding DeFi right now. [19:04 - 25:42] The most significant lessons Joey learned in DeFi trading: Being too aggressive, taking risk off too soon, and missing out on-chain analytics. [25:42 - 31:49] The relationship between crypto and traditional finance and how knowing it can help you navigate the market. [31:49 - 37:18] The cultural shifts within crypto have played a major role in what it is today and why it correlated with tech. Culture is also essential when it comes to building a business. Quotes: "I think DeFi has drastically changed the way finance works.” - Joey Krug "The biggest mistakes I've made when it comes to trading are basically in two categories.: One is taking risk off too soon, and the other is not taking risk off soon enough." - Joey Krug “Twenty years from now, banks will compete on the UI layer, like what the experience is like for the user and all the stuff under the hood.” - Joey Krug “What I hate in a culture is people who complain about a bunch of problems… What you should do is solve it for yourself, and if you can't, service it to the person who can.” - Joey Krug Be sure to follow Joey Krug. Enjoying the podcast? For more content, find me all over social: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/roblocascio Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobLoCascio LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rlocascio
In Episode #134, we deconstruct Chris Sparks's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Chris Sparks is the author of Experiment Without Limits. We cover applying game theory to life, maintaining systems, and the self-signaling effect. “I think it really all comes down to trusting the process that accomplishing anything just takes a lot of time and iterative effort.” – Chris Sparks EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/chris-sparks-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/chris-sparks-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Chris Sparks's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:03:15) – Applying game theory to life (00:05:52) – Focusing on your thought process rather than the result (00:10:12) – Deciding the game you want to play (00:15:05) – Maintaining systems and avoiding habit debt (00:19:39) – Optimizing for your top value (00:31:05) – The self-signaling effect (00:33:43) – Looking for superpowers in others (00:45:56) – Trust the process and stay in the game ABOUT CHRIS SPARKS Chris began his career as a high stakes poker player and became one of the Top 20 Online Poker Players in the world. To achieve that, he studied elite performers across disciplines and started optimizing every area of his life. Which led Chris to found Forcing Function and begin working with the world's best founders, investors, executives, poker players, and even artists, to optimize their own performance and move more quickly toward their goals. If you're ready to become an elite performer, consider applying for Chris Sparks's group coaching program, Team Performance Training. In Team Performance Training, Chris will teach you how to optimize your productivity, increase your personal leverage, and show up as your best self every day. There are fifteen spots available in Cohort 4 with applications open until the 27th of September. Learn more at teamperformancetraining.com.
In Episode #133, we explore achieving peak performance through experimentation. We're joined by Chris Sparks, author of Experiment Without Limits and Founder of Forcing Function. We cover productivity vs. peak performance, eliminating dissonance between goals and reality, and writing your personal vision statement. “Rather than thinking about these tactics and how they can work harder, are you working on the right things? This comes back to some of the questions we've been asking today, what do you value? What are you optimizing for in your life? What is your vision? What are you trying to create?” – Chris Sparks EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/experiment-without-limits-chris-sparks FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/experiment-without-limits-chris-sparks-transcript/ CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to achieving peak performance through experimentation. In it we cover: (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:02:36) – From poker pro to peak performance (00:06:25) – Productivity vs. peak performance (00:09:51) – Team Performance Training (00:19:33) – Understanding your own values (00:25:16) – Dissonance between goals and reality (00:37:51) – Writing your personal vision statement (00:51:31) – The plan, experiment, reflect flywheel (01:07:08) – Systems minimize downtime (01:21:25) – Maximizing attention and energy ABOUT EXPERIMENT WITHOUT LIMITS Almost exactly two years ago Chris Sparks joined me as our very first guest on Outlier Academy. In this episode he's back to explore his peak performance and productivity coaching work at Forcing Function. This time, to decode how he works with elite founders, investors, and even artists, to optimize their performance, clarify their goals, and make more progress each day. Everything that Chris covers with elite founders, investors, and operators in his twice-yearly program Team Performance Training — where he accepts just 12 students at a time and takes them through his 8-week program. If you're ready to become an elite performer, consider applying for Chris Sparks's group coaching program, Team Performance Training. In Team Performance Training, Chris will teach you how to optimize your productivity, increase your personal leverage, and show up as your best self every day. There are fifteen spots available in Cohort 4 with applications open until the 27th of September. Learn more at teamperformancetraining.com.
The founder and CEO of crypto asset fund Pantera Capital, Dan Morehead, is expressing bullish sentiment on Bitcoin, predicting a 15x rally over the next 5 years, suggesting a $300,000 BTC price action. Asked to reveal his end-of-year and five-year price target for Bitcoin, the Pantera Capital CEO says that the flagship crypto asset is likely to maintain the average annual growth rate of 150% “for a while.” “Bitcoin as a proxy for the industry has averaged 2.5x a year for eleven years. So that's always kind of my standard forecast is that it will probably keep going at that same growth rate for a while.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode #132, we deconstruct Ben Blumenrose's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Ben Blumenrose is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Designer Fund. We cover how AI might affect designers, the business value of design, and learning from science fiction. “I think one of the things that's lacking in human-centered design is humanity-centered design, because when you're optimizing for the individuals, well, then what happens to the ecosystem at large?” – Ben Blumenrose EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/ben-blumenrose-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/ben-blumenrose-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Ben Blumenrose's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:02:48) – How AI might affect designers and artists (00:08:48) – Why should you care about design? (00:15:58) – Inspiration from passionate designers (00:22:36) – The business value of design (00:26:38) – Knowing a good product and standardizing processes (00:31:04) – Learning from science fiction (00:36:16) – Design in the everyday world (00:40:22) – Learnings from 10 years of investing (00:46:34) – Focusing on the craft of design ABOUT BEN BLUMENROSE Ben Blumenrose is the Co-Founder, Co-Director, and Managing Partner of Designer Fund, which is an early stage venture capital firm that backs founders who both recognize the power of design, and are committed to getting design right in their company from day one. Before co-founding Designer Fund with Enrique Allen in 2012, Ben was a design lead at Facebook for nearly six years after joining when the team was just around 100 people in size. In this episode, you'll learn why Ben is fascinated with AI like Dall-E 2 that can create original artwork, why design is utility centric, what Ben has learned from studying natural ecosystems, and why they make it clear that our growth at all cost mentality is flawed.
In Episode #131, we explore building the world's first design centric venture capital firm. We're joined by Ben Blumenrose, Designer Fund's Co-Founder and Managing Partner. We cover the Designer Fund algorithm, the core qualities of great startups, and how designers can add value as investors. “What are you spending your nights and weekends on and is there a way for you to make that your job? Because that's the stuff that you're really into.” – Ben Blumenrose EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/designer-fund-ben-blumenrose FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/designer-fund-ben-blumenrose-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to building the world's first design centric venture capital firm. In it we cover: (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:02:39) – The genesis of Designer Fund (00:22:31) – Demystifying design (00:28:28) – Traits of designer founders (00:35:02) – Sweat the details that matter (00:39:23) – The Designer Fund algorithm (00:44:23 – Balancing skepticism and optimism in investing (00:48:47) – Core qualities of great startups (00:50:32) – How designers can add value as investors ABOUT DESIGNER FUND Ben Blumenrose is Co-director and Managing Partner of Designer Fund, which is an early stage venture capital firm that backs founders that both recognize the power of design and are committed to getting design right from day one. Designer Fund was founded by Ben Blumenrose and Enrique Allen in 2012 after the two met at a program put on by Stanford's D school, where students use design to develop their own creative potential. When Ben and Enrique founded Designer Fund, there were few companies in Silicon Valley outside of Apple that understood the power of design to build incredible products, create a category defining brand, and ultimately forge an enduring company. There were also no other venture capitalists with a pure design background. And yet, over the last decade Designer Fund has built an incredible venture firm. They've produced top quartile returns for their investors, beating out almost all of their peers in the market, and we're early investors in a wave of design-centric companies that have defined the last 10 years, including Stripe and Gusto.
In Episode #130, we deconstruct Robert Cantwell's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. Robert is the Portfolio Manager at Compound Kings. We cover longevity in investing, source documents, and learning from fintwit. “I wish someone told me that who you work with peer-wise is the number one driver of whether or not you enjoy working or not.” – Robert Cantwell EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/robert-cantwell-playbook FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/robert-cantwell-playbook-transcript CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Robert Cantwell's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: (00:00:00) – Introduction (00:02:13) – Longevity in investing (00:03:37) – Investment philosophy at Compound Kings (00:09:05) – Source documents can level up investment knowledge (00:11:23) – Consuming info vs. processing info (00:14:02) – Key tools and learnings from fintwit (00:16:30) – Who you spend your time with is paramount ABOUT ROBERT CANTWELL Robert Cantwell is Founder of Upholdings and Portfolio Manager of Compound Kings, which is an exchange traded fund focused on investing in compounders. I had Robert Cantwell on last year in episode 23, where he joined me shortly after launching Compound Kings in late 2020. Before founding Upholdings and launching Compound Kings, Robert had an incredible career, both as an operator and an investor. Robert started his career as an analyst at Elevation Partners, which was co-founded by U2's lead singer Bono. He then worked at the long short hedge fund Meru Capital before serving as Everlane CFO for five years. Robert founded Upholdings in 2019 and officially launched Compound Kings in late 2020. In this episode, we cover why Robert is obsessed with how we think, process information and make decisions. The single biggest lessons that Robert has taken away from launching and scaling Compound Kings over the last two years, how being a compounding focused investor is different than being solely growth or value focused, why he skips to the back of investment books and goes straight to the source material to form his own opinions about the contents of the book, the investing tools that he and his team use daily at Compound Kings to beat the S&P 500, and his three-step process for consuming thinking through and ultimately coming to conclusions about everything that he reads.
In Episode #129, Robert Cantwell, Founder & Portfolio Manager of Compound Kings joins us as part of our Outlier Investors series. We discuss the biggest lessons that Robert has learned as an investor and portfolio manager, the top positions in the fund today, and the future of active management. “The investment management business actually looks a lot more like every other business, where there's products, there's marketing, and there's distribution, and you have to be outstanding at all three of those things in order to succeed in this business.” – Robert Cantwell EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/compound-kings-robert-cantwell FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/compound-kings-robert-cantwell-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to building an ETF business. In it we cover: (00:02:23) – Introduction (00:04:53) – Defining a compounder (growth, profitability, high ROIC) (00:06:22) – Investing in challenging markets (00:14:26) – Robert's thoughts on the rise of active management (00:17:28) – Why so much money is still in mutual funds (00:19:33) – Thematic ETFs and where they can go wrong (00:39:05) – Why investing in public markets is so challenging (00:46:09) – Top three positions in Compound Kings today: Meta, ServiceNow, and Adyen (01:05:35) – What it's like to build an ETF business ABOUT COMPOUND KINGS Robert Cantwell is the Founder of Upholdings and Portfolio Manager of Compound Kings, which is an exchange-traded fund focused on investing in companies often called compounders. Compounders are typically profitable, growing, and generate very high returns on invest capital (ROIC). This is an incredible interview with a true pioneer in the actively managed ETF space. In it, we look back at the top three positions in Compound Kings when Robert and I sat down in early 2021, which feels like a world away, to review the performance of Alibaba, Meta, then Facebook and Berkshire Hathaway. Robert shares the three biggest learnings from the last 18 months including: why you always have to be learning new industries; why you should add a quant to your investment team; and why knowing the people running public companies matters a lot. Robert also walks through his team's thesis on the three largest positions in the fund today, which include Meta, ServiceNow and Adyen. This section of the interview is fantastic so skip ahead and don't miss it if you're short on time. And finally, Robert shares what it's like to build an ETF business scale assets under management and why running an investment business is very similar to an enterprise software business.
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In Episode #128, we deconstruct Andrew Herr's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Fount. We cover how the brain acts under stress, commonalities of peak performance, and simple health experiments anyone can try. “You can do incredible things if you are truly dedicated to it and surround yourself with the right people.” — Andrew Herr EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/andrew-herr-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/andrew-herr-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Andrew Herr's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:33 – From polyphenols to trust and mission focus 00:05:04 – How the brain acts under stress 00:10:15 – Simple health experiments everyone can undertake 00:12:59 – Patriotism, giving back, and dedication 00:14:40 – Organizing things into frameworks 00:18:03 – Commonalities of peak performance 00:20:36 – Listening to your circadian rhythm and optimizing breakfast 00:22:09 – The books that changed Andrew's life 00:25:16 – There is no “room of adults” in life ABOUT ANDREW HERR Andrew Herr is the founder and CEO of Fount, which is on a mission to help everyone look, feel, and perform at their very best. Fount offers a highly customized three-month program that's born out of Andrew's work, enhancing the performance of special forces warriors in the U.S. military, including the Navy SEALs. Before founding Fount, Andrew spent seven years running human performance and biotech strategy for the U.S. military special forces. WIRED Magazine described Andrew's work for the U.S. military as giving our soldiers mutant abilities. Andrew holds master's degrees in microbiology and immunology, health physics and security studies. He studied at Georgetown's famed School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., and he unsurprisingly comes from a highly decorated and long-serving military family.
In Episode #127, we explore bringing performance secrets from Navy SEALs to the public. We're joined by Andrew Herr, Fount's Founder and CEO. We cover human performance and biotech strategy, the limitations of military power for political goals, and using experiments to improve performance. “The human body is one of the most complex adaptive symptoms out there in the universe.” – Andrew Herr EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/fount-andrew-herr FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/fount-andrew-herr-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to bringing performance secrets from Navy SEALs to the public. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:42 – Human performance and biotech strategy in the military 00:08:37 – The limits of military power for achieving political goals 00:15:22 – Navy SEALs and performance modalities 00:19:29 – Novelty and social judgment are the two great human stressors 00:21:55 – The premise of Fount and its future goals 00:31:07 – The 10 top goals for users of Fount, and the experiments they run 00:37:58 – The Fount user journey 00:42:28 – Coaching, both human and AI 00:46:36 – Using experimental methodology as a founder ABOUT FOUNT Andrew Herr is the founder and CEO of Fount, which is on a mission to help everyone look, feel, and perform at their very best. Fount offers a highly customized three month program that's born out of Andrew's work enhancing the performance of special forces warriors in the US Military, including the Navy Seals. To start, Fount gathers more than 100 data points about their customers using in-depth blood and urine analysis to explore their metabolism, immune and inflammatory activity, nutrient levels, liver and kidney function, and even cardiovascular markers. Customers are then paired with an ex-special forces coach who gets to know their goals, day-to-day schedule, and even their family history all before kicking off a series of experiments that run for the remaining 15 weeks of the program. Experimentation is a huge component of how Fount approaches their work. And it's part of their goal of helping each customer find what works for them. As part of the program, customers receive their own custom supplement packs with exactly what they need to take each morning, afternoon, and evening all sent from Fount's own custom supplement manufacturing facility. At the end of the program, Fount then offers a support program to make it easy to keep the gains you've made and continue building on them. This includes less frequent blood and urine tests, as well as a continuous supply of your daily supplements.
Here's a full-length episode from Real Vision's original series, Raoul Pal: Real Vision - be sure to subscribe. Dan Morehead is one of the most successful macro investors of our time. He also has a profound understanding of digital assets. Morehead, the founder, CEO, and CIO of Pantera Capital, joins Raoul to talk about how the current macro environment is impacting crypto, the psychology of trading through cycles, and the biggest mistake he's made investing in the space, among other highlights in another wide-ranging conversational journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode #41, we deconstruct Joe Percoco's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Joe is the Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Titan. We cover Y intercept vs. slope in hiring, calendar auditing, and T-shirt ROI assessments. “I think failure is definitely glorified to a degree. The goal is that you don't just fail consistently; eventually, you provide successful impact to others. But to the degree you're able to royally fail, and then royally succeed, that's way better than just royally succeeding. It's like a great underdog story in a way.” – Joe Percoco EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/joe-percoco2-outlier-academy-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/joe-percoco-outlier-academy-transcript CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Joe Percoco's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:00:48 – The importance of working on your relationship with yourself 00:03:59 – Y intercept vs. slope in hiring 00:07:37 – Green/yellow/red light calendar auditing 00:09:58 – T-shirt ROI assessments 00:10:53 – Learning from the best coaches 00:14:32 – Training to win and to lose 00:17:10 – Royally failing to royally succeeding ABOUT JOE PERCOCO Joe Percoco is Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Titan, an investment firm focused on leveling the playing field across the wealth spectrum. Titan has recently been valued at $450 million at the close of their Series B round. Before launching Titan, Joe Percoco managed investments at Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company.
In Episode #18, we explore becoming a better writer. We're joined by Verlyn Klinkenborg, author and Yale professor. We cover learning from farm life and work, finding rhythm in writing, and debunking writing cliches. “So what I do now is essentially help students escape from their education. That's my enterprise every year. And it's always fun, because they escape quite readily. They all know that what they're making in their classes is an artificial product that doesn't actually have any particular interest for anyone except them.” – Verlyn Klinkenborg EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/verlyn-klinkenborg-outliers-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/verlyn-klinkenborg-outliers-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to becoming a better writer. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:00:35 – Rural life and the “home place” 00:03:56 – Raising animals and eating meat 00:09:20 – Learnings from farm life and work 00:13.48 – Verlyn's reading habits 00:19:51 – Physical vs. digital books 00:26:53 – Verlyn's book Several Short Sentences About Writing 00:33:01 – What is academic prose? 00:38:21 – Why people should use shorter sentences in writing 00:42:56 – Finding rhythm in writing 00:47:01 – Self authorization and noticing the world around you 00:53:38 – Writing cliches that are untrue 00:58:16 – What to expect from a class with Verlyn 01:04:56 – Writing is rooted in experience more than language ABOUT SEVERAL SHORT SENTENCES ABOUT WRITING Verlyn Klinkenborg teaches creative writing at Yale University, and was a member of the editorial board of The New York Times for 16 years. His work has been featured in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, and National Geographic, and he has authored several books, including Several Short Sentences About Writing. This book aims to debunk general cliches about writing and creativity and remove obstacles keeping us from clear self-expression.
Dan Morehead is one of the most successful macro investors of our time. He also has a profound understanding of digital assets. Morehead, the founder, CEO, and CIO of Pantera Capital, joins Raoul to talk about how the current macro environment is impacting crypto, the psychology of trading through cycles, and the biggest mistake he's made investing in the space, among other highlights in another wide-ranging conversational journey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode #126, we deconstruct Saad Alam's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Saad is the Founder and CEO of Hone Health. We cover radical transparency, daily gratitude, and constructing a purposeful life. “I think that people that don't believe you can do it all, I think it's a load. And I think you just have to really sit down and engineer your day and your life a little bit more.” – Saad Alam EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/saad-alam-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes//saad-alam-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Saad Alam's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:09 – Fixing healthcare and defining the soul 00:03:47 – Radical transparency and playing in the dirt 00:06:38 – Big swings vs. base hits 00:08:09 – Priorities and daily gratitude 00:10:43 – Confessions of an Economic Hitman 00:12:41 – Understanding markets and emotional intelligence 00:14:28 – Believing in what you do 00:17:59 – An obsession with wellness 00:24:52 – Constructing a purposeful life ABOUT SAAD ALAM Saad Alam is Founder and CEO of Hone, which is creating an entirely new type of healthcare company initially focused on helping men with low testosterone. Saad describes it as helping men age with confidence. Saad is a serial entrepreneur who founded two companies before he founded home. He's completely focused on building mission-driven companies that solve problems that have directly affected him. And he's probably one of the fittest guests I've ever had on the show. His daily routine, from his morning meditation to the way he works out, how he changes the personal trainer he uses every quarter, how he uses everything from an infrared sauna to hyperbaric chamber, is the most intense of anyone I've ever interviewed. In it, we cover Saad's daily health and fitness regimen, from drinking water directly after he wakes up to meditating 10 minutes, two times per day. We talk through all of the equipment he uses, from his infrared sauna to an at home hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Saad shares why he writes down three things he's grateful for every single morning and how that practice shows up when he's burnt out and tired at the end of the day, and being able to remind himself about why he's doing what he's doing.
Over the course of the past two decades, Grammy Award-winning DJ, André Allen Anjos (also known as RAC) has noticed a growing trend. "There's been a trend since 2005 in the MySpace era, and all of that has been a trend towards sovereignty of an artist, of putting the artists on top," he says. RAC is an advisor to Audius — a decentralized music streaming platform that raised $5 million last September from big names including Coinbase Ventures and Pantera Capital, along with popular artists such as Jason Derulo and Katy Perry. In this episode of The Scoop, RAC and Audius Co-Founder and CEO Roneil Rumburg examine the limitations of centralized music streaming platforms and explain how data ownership in web3 allows artists to redefine their relationship to their fans. Rumburg argues that centralized streaming platforms prevent artists from establishing a direct connection with their fanbase. "There shouldn't be this sense of 'platform lock-in' that we have today on Spotify or places like that where, as a creator, you don't really know who your fans are, and you don't have the ability to port that fan base between experiences." RAC has first-hand experience with this problem: while the DJ has 5.5 million followers on SoundCloud, his fanbase is "locked" into the platform. Artists "don't own that connection in any way," he says. Audius is designed to avoid that, according to Rumburg. "Our company could go away tomorrow, and all of this would keep working… From the artist's perspective, there's no lock in here. You can take your following and your data that you have here and use it anywhere else." Episode 76 of Season 4 of The Scoop was recorded remotely with The Block's Frank Chaparro, Audius Co-Founder Roneil Rumburg and Grammy award winning DJ and Audius Advisor, RAC. Listen below, and subscribe to The Scoop on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Email feedback and revision requests to email@example.com. This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Chainalysis & IWC Schaffhausen About Chainalysis Chainalysis is the leading blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 60 countries. Backed by Accel, Addition, Benchmark, Coatue, Paradigm, Ribbit, and other leading firms in venture capital, Chainalysis builds trust in blockchains to promote more financial freedom with less risk. For more information, visit www.chainalysis.com. About IWC Schaffhausen IWC Schaffhausen is a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Known for its unique engineering approach to watchmaking, IWC combines the best of human craftsmanship and creativity with cutting-edge technology and processes. With collections like the Portugieser and the Pilot's Watches, the brand covers the whole spectrum from elegant timepieces to sports watches. For more information, visit IWC.com
In Episode #125, we explore testosterone replacement therapy and building a telehealth company. We're joined by Saad Alam, Hone Health's Founder and CEO. We cover the basics of testosterone, the future of health management, and learnings from building a telehealth company. “When people say a good CEO basically works himself out of a job and spends 30 for 40% of his time recruiting, I thought that was a cute kitchen magnet that really probably wasn't real. And the reality is, it actually couldn't be more true.” – Saad Alam EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/hone-saad-alam FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/hone-saad-alam-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to building and scaling a testosterone replacement telehealth company. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:39 – Saad's background and the genesis of Hone 00:10:12 – Making life whatever you want it to be 00:15:12 – Helping men have confidence as they age 00:18:25 – What is testosterone, and how does it work? 00:24:22 – Non-pharmaceutical treatments for low testosterone 00:27:23 – The risks of high and low testosterone levels 00:32:28 – The patient journey at Hone 00:44:12 – The future of health management 00:50:29 – Learnings from building a telehealth company 00:54:48 – The importance of hiring people who are better than you ABOUT HONE HEALTH Saad Alam is Founder and CEO of Hone, which is creating an entirely new type of healthcare company initially focused on helping men with low testosterone. Saad describes it as “helping men age with confidence.” Low testosterone is an alarming and growing trend, which is why testosterone treatments like Hone are on the rise. Scientific research has shown that for decades now the level of testosterone in men has been declining. The most alarming statistic is that our generation has around 50% less testosterone than our father's generation, who in turn has less testosterone than their father's generation. And the reasons behind this are very complicated, but a large part of it seems to be due to growing environmental and plastic pollution, which have caused the level of heavy metals in our bodies to rise while micro plastics in our blood disrupt the production of testosterone and actually spur the production of estrogen. With this context, you would imagine that it's becoming easier to find out if you have low testosterone and get testosterone treatments if needed, but you would be very wrong, which is why Saad Alam founded Hone and set out to revolutionize the way that men are treated for low testosterone.
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In Episode #107, we deconstruct Howie Schwab's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. Howie is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth of Driehaus Capital. We cover regime shifts in the market and obsessing over failures. “In terms of how we invest, I think integrating and overlaying macro as well as behavioral components, not simply wedding ourselves to this bottom up, here's our specific template and it's time tested is really important.” – Howie Schwab EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/howie-schwab-driehaus-capital-playbook-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/howie-schwab-driehaus-capital-playbook-transcript CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Howie Schwab's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: 00:01:41 – Regime shifts in the market 00:06:51 – Learning from investing mentors 00:10:08 – Great investors obsess over their failures 00:12:48 – Advice for young investors 00:16:43 – Howie's investment philosophy 00:24:24 – Challenging yourself ABOUT HOWIE SCHWAB Howie Schwab manages more than 5 billion in emerging market growth funds for Driehaus which is a firm that's based in Chicago and where Howie has worked for the last 20 years. At Driehaus, Howie is the lead portfolio manager for the emerging market's growth. And he's a portfolio manager for the emerging market, small cap equity and emerging markets opportunities.
In Episode #104, we explore emerging markets and the great pendulum shift. We're joined by Howie Schwab, Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth at Driehaus. We cover the lure of emerging markets, a behavioral focus on investing, and the impact of shifting voting demographics “I think it's true everywhere, but data shows it's particularly true in emerging markets, which is that the persistence of risk is generally higher than the persistence of return.” – Howie Schwab EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/driehaus-capital-investing-emerging-markets-howie-schwab-spotlight-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/driehaus-capital-investing-emerging-markets-howie-schwab-spotlight-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to emerging markets and the great pendulum shift. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:20 – Howie's background and work at Driehaus Capital 00:06:52 – The lure of emerging markets 00:12:20 – A behavioral focus in investing 00:19:30 – Seeing patterns and avoiding fraud 00:24:12 – Researching and publishing market analysis 00:43:21 – The state of financial assets today 00:49:41 – The future and financial repression 00:56:42 – The shift in voting demographics and its economic impact 01:02:14 – Advice for investors ABOUT DRIEHAUS Howie Schwab manages more than five billion in emerging market growth for Driehaus, which is based in Chicago, and it's where Howie has worked for the last 20 years. At Driehaus, Howie is the lead portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Growth, and he's a portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Small Cap Equity and Emerging Markets Opportunity Strategies. I've learned an enormous amount from Howie, both as an investor and a macro thinker, since I first met him, and I am beyond thrilled to have him on the show to share what he's learned managing many of the world's best performing emerging market funds over the last 20 years.
In this episode we're joined by our CEO Matt Gould and Paul Veradittakit. Paul is an investor and Partner at Pantera Capital, who is now investing in Unstoppable Domains as our lead Series A investor.Paul talks about the path that led him into investing from being an economic consultant. We discuss uncertainty in the markets and the tendency of crypto to bounce back, and Paul shares the types of crypto investments he's gravitating towards. How important is the “Unicorn” status when investing in startups?Matt talks about the early days of the Unstoppable Domains project and the challenges he faced. Then Paul talks about the value of community in Web3 and what specifically excites him about the Unstoppable Domains business model.Finally, we discuss mass adoption of crypto and what it will take to get there, the value of allowing a single login across multiple Web3 platforms, and what Paul hopes to see in the future with Unstoppable Domains.You can follow Josh on Twitter, Paul on Twitter, Matt on Twitter, and learn more about Unstoppable Domains and our work here.Don't forget to rate, download, and subscribe to the podcast so you won't miss an episode and we can keep producing awesome content for you.
In Episode #124, we deconstruct Andrew Carter's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. Andrew is the Co-Founder & CEO of Smallhold. We cover eliminating the ego, building around community, and creating lasting relationships. “Build around community. You want to focus on the people around you, and the people that you're servicing, however you're servicing them.” – Andrew Carter EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/andrew-carter-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/andrew-carter-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Andrew Carter's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:17 – On being fascinated by his child 00:04:16 – The importance of eliminating your ego 00:04:55 – Building around community 00:05:35 – Life lessons from eco machines 00:08:20 – Entangled life and self-help books 00:10:15 – The benefits of letting people finish their thoughts 00:11:30 – Build lasting relationships with people ABOUT ANDREW CARTER Andrew Carter is co-founder and CEO of Smallhold, which is upending the food industry by growing mushrooms in Michelin-star rated restaurants and grocery stores, and through their network of on-site and macro farms. Today, 68% of all mushrooms consumed in the United States come from a single town in Pennsylvania called Kennett Square. That's 400 million pounds worth of mushrooms per year, which means that most mushrooms are transported across a vast distribution network to reach stores all around the United States. Smallhold knew there was a better way, so they spent years creating a proprietary set of technologies that could allow them to grow mushrooms in an incredibly small footprint, in their on-site farms are about the size of a small standing cabinet. Smallhold is an incredible example of what the future of food looks like, and they're just getting started. In this episode, Andrew shares why everyone should watch the mushroom-focused Netflix documentary, Fantastic Fungi, his advice for building an incredible company culture, and the advice he'd give himself if he could go back to the start of his career.
Este episodio ha sido enriquecedor porque además de hablar de Web 3 y cripto, en temas de inversión porque además de hablar de Web 3, creemos que le puede servir a cualquier emprendedor que busque capital a través de un fondo de inversión. Platicamos con Emma Rose de Pantera Capital que es un fondo de inversión lleva más 10 años operando e invirtiendo en importantes empresas de cripto y cómo es su proceso para decidir sobre sus inversiones. 00:00 - Intro06:18 - Presentación Emma Rose07:37 - ¿Cómo iniciaste en el espacio Cripto?09:53 - ¿Qué es Pantera Capital y en qué invierte?12:57 - ¿Cómo inicia Pantera Capital?14:32 - ¿En qué se fija Pantera para invertir?22:20 - ¿Qué criterios usan para evaluar a los emprendedores para inversiones iniciales?28:09 - En temas de inversiones, ¿Cómo navega Pantera en los bear y bull markets?33:39 - ¿Qué tiene que hacer un emprendimiento para lograr que Pantera Capital se fije en ellos?36:10 - ¿Qué opinas sobre la participación en Hackathons?37:59 - ¿Cuáles son las siguientes olas de innovación en las que se está fijando Pantera para invertir?42:40 - ¿Qué le recomendarías a emprendedores en LATAM?45:29 - ¿Qué constante de preparación has notado en los emprendedores?49:35 - ¿Qué le dirías a Satoshi? // Newsletter Espacio Criptohttps://www.getrevue.co/profile/EspacioCripto Espacio Cripto en Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/espaciocriptopod/ Espacio Cripto en Telegramhttps://t.me/joinchat/g9wpiyIXhEY2ODk5 Espacio Cripto en Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe23iMDaKg1vQi2bJz9fF1Q Sigue @sonoropodcast en todas las redes sociales.
In Episode #78, we explore inflation, retail investors, precious metals, and Bitcoin. We're joined by Luke Gromen, Founder of The Forest for the Trees. We cover Luke's perspectives on inflation, investing in alternative assets, and interpreting investment data. “My sense of where we are is... we're basically in the first bursting global sovereign debt bubble in 100 years.” – Luke Gromen EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/perspectives-data-analysis-inflation-fftt-luke-gromen-ig-show-notes FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/perspectives-data-analysis-inflation-fftt-luke-gromen-ig-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to inflation, retail investors, precious metals, and Bitcoin. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:02 – Luke's experience as an analyst at investment research firms 00:09:37 – Interpreting and presenting investment data 00:12:05 – How Luke started The Forest for the Trees 00:17:22 – Luke's take on the current financial climate 00:20:34 – The importance of owning assets in today's climate 00:23:58 – Perspectives on inflation 00:41:15 – Investing in alternative assets 00:50:54 – Gold and Bitcoin 00:54:53 – Recommended books and resources ABOUT THE FOREST FOR THE TREES Luke Gromen publishes a weekly macro research report read by institutional and individual investors alike, called Tree Rings. And he's also the author of Mr. X Interviews volume one and two. After working as an analyst for 20 plus years, Luke founded the Forest for The Trees in 2014. Luke is known as one of today's best macroeconomic thinkers. His view is that as data becomes increasingly commoditized, free thinking becomes priceless. And that's exactly why I wanted to have him on the show. After an incredibly tumultuous 2021, I wanted to sit down with Luke to get his thoughts on the last year, the road ahead, and some of the toughest challenges we're facing today, from a multi decade high in inflation to shifts in how we collectively think about money.
In Episode #123, we deconstruct Steve Vassallo's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Steve is General Partner at Foundation Capital. We cover translating non-human languages, enlightened procrastination, and his insatiable curiosity. “Go deep, go early, go big.” – Steve Vassallo EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/steve-vassallo-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/steve-vassallo-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Steve Vassallo's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:52 – Translating non-human languages 00:06:35– Having insatiable curiosity and a deep love of building hard things 00:08:27 – Investment philosophy can be distilled down to conviction 00:10:21 – You can always find a way to build something you've already sold, but you can't always sell something you've already built 00:12:08 – Enlightened procrastination 00:14:44 – Thinking, Fast and Slow 00:17:10 – Invest in people you want to work with 00:21:01 – Take stock of what you're granting your attention to ABOUT STEVE VASSALLO Steve Vassallo has been a general partner at Foundation Capital for the last 15 years. At Foundation, he's led the firm's investments in Stripe, Cerebra, Sunrun, Loft Orbital, Solana, and many other incredible firms. Steve is also the author of The Way to Design, which is a guide to how companies of all sizes should approach design. The book is a compendium of interviews with more than 50 designers, design scholars and tech founders who have gotten design right from day one. Steve began his career at IDEO where he worked closely with IDEO's founder, David Kelly, to research design and deliver innovative products and services across industries. Because of Steve's early experiences at IDEO he's drawn to product-centric founders and has a wonderful knack for bringing design and engineering together to create incredible products. In this episode, we cover why Steve has been fascinated with the wicked problems that exist in Crypto and why he thinks we're still in the earliest innings there. He talks about his work with the earth species project, whose goal is to decode non-human language in mammals of all sizes from whales to monkeys. Talks about how he combines insatiable curiosity and a deep love of building hard things in his investing work. He shares his advice for founders and investors, and he shares his favorite books, including why he loves Thinking Fast and Slow and Poor Charlie's Almanack.
In Episode #122, we explore growing the world's best mushrooms in high-tech mini-farms. We're joined by Andrew Carter, Smallhold's Co-Founder & CEO. We cover the science and complexities of mushrooms, distributed farming, and how Smallhold is aiming to revamp the food industry. “Smallhold wants people to eat more mushrooms. We are mainly just trying to get mushrooms on people's plates in any sort of way possible. We want them to be grown locally, so they're fresh and enjoyable.” – Andrew Carter EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/smallhold-andrew-carter FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/smallhold-andrew-carter-transcript This episode is our definitive guide to growing the world's best mushrooms in high-tech mini-farms. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:51 – The move from hydroponics to mycology 00:13:34 – How Smallhold is getting people to eat more mushrooms 00:19:02 – The science and complexities of growing mushrooms 00:24:02 – The decomposition cycle and mushroom growth technology 00:32:13 – Revamping the food industry 00:37:47 – The concept of distributed farming 00:41:56 – How branding fresh produce is different from other products 00:45:19 – Smallhold's presence in local restaurants 00:51:52 – Fantastic Fungi has increased interest in mycology 00:54:33 – The importance of letting go ABOUT SMALLHOLD Andrew Carter is co-founder and CEO of Smallhold, which is upending the food industry by growing their mushrooms in Michelin-star rated restaurants, grocery stores, and through their network of onsite and macro farms. Today, 68% of all mushrooms consumed in the United States come from a single town in Pennsylvania called Kenneth Square. 400 million pounds worth of mushrooms per year, to be exact. This means that most mushrooms are transported across a vast distribution network to reach stores all around the United States. Smallhold knew there was a better way, so they spent years creating a proprietary set of technologies that allows them to grow mushrooms in an incredibly small footprint, about the size of a small standing cabinet. Andrew covers why the modern food industry is broken, from why most apples you eat are nearly a year old, and why most fish sold in the United States, even if it's caught in the States, is sent to China to be processed, and then back to the US to be sold. We cover the technology behind Smallhold and all of the lessons Andrew has learned along the way.
In Episode #121, we deconstruct Adrian Aoun's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. Adrian Aoun is the CEO and Founder of Forward. We cover why medical wearables don't work, focusing on impact, and creating companies that can change the world. “Care deeply about the problem, not about your idea.” – Adrian Aoun EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/adrian-aoun-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/adrian-aoun-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Adrian Aoun's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:21 – Creating companies that change the world 00:06:07 – On being stubborn and persistent 00:09:51 – Why medical wearables aren't working 00:14:03 – It's just as easy to work on something big as something that's small 00:16:19 – Everything should relate to the problem 00:17:39 – On fiction and factfulness 00:19:20 – Cycling as meditation 00:20:23 – The only thing that matters is impact ABOUT ADRIAN AOUN Adrian Aoun is the founder and CEO of Forward, which is building an insurance-free healthcare system focused on preventative healthcare from the ground up. Forward was founded in 2017 to invert the typical model of healthcare. Where most healthcare follows the service model, where one patient sees a single doctor only when they need care, Forward is building healthcare focused on health and preventative care. It's productized so you can use it anytime, anywhere. It's scalable so it's affordable for everyone and always on with help available through Forward's app, as well as a network of doctors' offices around the United States, which might sound like, well, how healthcare should have been all along, which is the goal. In this episode, Adrian shares why he's so fanatical about being problem-focused rather than solution-focused and how he runs problem-centric brainstorms at Forward, where the goal is to beat up on other people's ideas in the name of getting to the best ideas. What he learned working with Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt at Google, as well as the other advisors on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, why modern fitness wearables are broken, and why Adrian thinks we need to build tools to tell people what to do with that data, not just share the data with them.
In Episode #120, we explore reinventing a well-established venture capital firm. We're joined by Steve Vassallo, General Partner at Foundation Capital. We cover Minimum Awesome Product, the prepared mind vs. open mind, and learnings from tearing down and rebuilding an investment firm. “The best product matters, but it is not what defines a generationally important company.” – Steve Vassallo EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/foundation-capital-steve-vassallo FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/foundation-capital-steve-vassallo-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to reinventing a venture capital firm. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:39 – From electro mechanical engineering to product design 00:06:22 – Interdisciplinary innovation and missionary misfits 00:10:24 – How investing snuck into Steve's career 00:15:33 – Working at the intersection of building and investing 00:19:24 – A 15-year window into the investment world 00:24:45 – Tearing down and rebuilding an investment firm 00:39:04 – Identifying a firm's turning point 00:41:21 – Going down the rabbit hole of crypto and enticing investors to follow 00:51:35 – The prepared mind vs. open mind 00:54:44 – Building the best product matters, but it doesn't guarantee success 00:57:56 – The Minimum Awesome Product and evolving product-market fit 01:02:07 – Advice for new founders ABOUT FOUNDATION CAPITAL Steve Vassallo is General Partner at Foundation Capital and author of "The Way to Design." In this episode, we explore what it's like to reinvent a venture capital firm. Foundation Capital was founded in 1995, 27 years ago by Bill Elmore, Catherine Gold, and Jim Anderson. One of the foundation's early claims to fame was that it was one of the first investors in Netflix back in the early 2000s. This episode is our definitive guide to reinventing a venture capital firm. In it, we cover Steve's early years bringing design, product, and engineering together at IDEO, and what that taught him about building successful products and companies, the early warning signs he saw that made it clear Foundation Capital needed to be reinvented, how Foundation rediscovered who they were and who they wanted to be as a team, how they changed the way they operated and made investment decisions to giving partners more latitude to invest in the ideas they thought could be massive companies in the years to come, how they began making crypto investments, which led to massive wins in Solana and Brave by making small bets and winning over LP support as the wins added up.
On this special edition of Raoul Pal: Real Vision, Joey Krug, the co-chief investment officer of Pantera Capital, joins guest host Moritz Seibert, the CIO of Exponential Age Asset Management, to discuss what the DeFi landscape would look like after a much-anticipated Ethereum merge. Joey and Moritz also talk about Tether, the company behind the largest asset-backed stablecoin in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In Episode #119, we deconstruct Michael Brandt's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Michael is the Co-Founder and CEO of HVMN and Ketone IQ. We cover barefoot running, creating brand synesthesia, and the magic of walking. “Do not reinvent the wheel for 80% of what you're doing. Because the 20% of what you're doing that's really special and interesting, that's going to take a 100% of your time. It could and should.” – Michael Brandt EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/michael-brandt-playbook/ FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/michael-brandt-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Michael Brandt's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:02 – HVMN and ketones 00:04:17 – Barefoot running and improving running form 00:06:50 – Speaking multiple languages across the business as a founder 00:09:37 – Continuous glucose monitoring and heart rate monitoring for peak performance 00:13:27 – Embedding Ketone-IQ into daily life 00:15:58 – Creating brand synesthesia with design 00:22:22 – Recommended books, from Shoe Dog to Born to Run 00:26:43 – The importance of daily activity and the magic of walking 00:31:19 – Find more mentors and don't reinvent the wheel for 80% of your business As a listener — that's you — you can try Ketone-iQ and save 10% off today. Simply go to HVMN.me/OutlierAcademy or use code OUTLIER at checkout. ABOUT MICHAEL BRANDT Michael Brandt is the co-founder and CEO of HVMN which makes the world's first drinkable ketones. HVMN stands for Health Via Modern Nutrition. And in 2017, they launched version 1.0 of their drinkable ketone product after landing a six million dollar contract with the US Department of Defense to study how ketones could improve the performance of our special forces warriors. HVMM launched version 2.0 called KetoneIQ last year in November 2021. Michael is also an avid marathoner, long distance runner, and biohacker which we talk about a lot in this episode. In this episode, Michael shares his product design and branding principles, including his theory of synesthesia or why every part of your aesthetic and brand has to relate to every other part. He talks about how he uses drinkable ketones and KetoneIQ in his daily life, including what products he stacks it with. We discuss his favorite books on running, and the design and engineering thought that went into HVMN.
In Episode #118, we explore healthcare as a product rather than a service. We're joined by Adrian Aoun, Forward's CEO and Founder, and we cover why healthcare should be a product, not a service, being problem-oriented as a founder, and why the health insurance industry is destined to fall. “Solutions don't really matter. Problems matter.” – Adrian Aoun EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/forward-adrian-aoun FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/forward-adrian-aoun-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to healthcare as a product rather than a service. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:37 – From Google to Forward 00:09:01 – Why founders should be problem-oriented 00:12:31 – Advising the President on the future of technology 00:17:22 – The root problem of the healthcare industry 00:25:24 – Why healthcare should be a product, not a service 00:30:01 – The imminent fall of health insurance 00:35:06 – Does the healthcare system really matter? 00:45:47 – Why medical specialties don't make sense 00:55:02 – How Forward is a mission that happens to have a company attached to it ABOUT FORWARD Adrian Aoun is founder and CEO of Forward, which is building an insurance-free healthcare system focused on preventative healthcare from the ground up. Forward was founded in 2017 to invert the typical model of healthcare, which follows the service model where one patient sees a single doctor whenever they need care. Forward is building healthcare focused on health and preventative care that's 1) productized so you can use it anytime, anywhere, 2) scalable so it's affordable to everyone, and 3) always on with help available through the Forward app and a network of offices around the US. This might sound like, well, how healthcare should have been all along, which is the goal. This episode is a special one. In it we cover why Adrian is fanatical about being problem-focused rather than solution-focused, what he learned leading special projects for Sergey Brin at Google, and why Forward is focused on productizing healthcare to bring down the cost of treatments, make healthcare available 24/7, help customers manage all aspects of their health, and increase the pace of innovation and iteration. Adrian shares his perspective on what happens as the percentage of GDP dedicated to healthcare reaches 30% and even 40%, and he talks through how he uses extreme perspectives to pick apart complex issues and come to ground truths.
In Episode #117, we deconstruct Adam Nash's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Adam is the Co-Founder and CEO of Daffy. We cover the importance of brutal prioritization, lessons from mentors and books, and being a leader as an engineer. “For many people who come from an engineering background, it can be difficult separating building the product you want to build from actually building the company itself, which is going to build and maintain that product indefinitely.” – Adam Nash EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/adam-nash-playbook FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/adam-nash-playbook-transcript CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Adam Nash's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:03 – The rapid progress in space exploration 00:03:05 – Being a leader as an engineer 00:04:31 – The importance of brutal prioritization 00:07:22 – On Reid Hoffman, building companies, and solving problems 00:08:52 – Why every founder should read The Innovator's Dilemma 00:11:59 – Your daily top three 00:14:08 – The lessons of delayed gratification and humility in gardening ABOUT ADAM NASH Adam Nash is the co-founder and CEO of Daffy, which is building a modern platform for giving and in the process rethinking how we all give to the causes and charities we care about. Adam has a long and incredible history as an entrepreneur and builder. He's been a VP at LinkedIn, helping scale the network in its earliest years, entrepreneur in residence at Greylock, the President and CEO of Wealthfront, and an advisor to a long list of incredible companies from Gusto to Bitwise. In this episode, Adam shares why the hardest part of company building is prioritization and phasing, and how he gets these things right. We talk about why, as a founder, it's important to know everyone's superpower on your team. He shares the lessons he learned by working closely with Clayton Christensen of the Innovator's Dilemma fame. He shares why he's a big believer in interdisciplinary innovation, and that his favorite thing to do on the weekends is gardening and what that's taught him about company building.
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In Episode #116, we explore metabolic health with ketones. We're joined by Michael Brandt, HVMN's Co-Founder and CEO. We cover the basics of ketones, iterating on product, and the company's $6 million contract with Navy SEALs. “Your human body is the most advanced piece of technology you'll ever own.” – Michael Brandt EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/hvmn-michael-brandt FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/hvmn-michael-brandt-transcript/ CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to metabolic health with ketones. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:03:02 – Marathon running and the origin of HVMN 00:08:47 – Health via modern nutrition 00:10:51 – Ketones as a metabolic substrate 00:15:32 – Energy from ketones vs. energy from glucose 00:20:52 – How substrates work in the body 00:29:08 – Operation Metabolic Dominance 00:31:56 – HVMN's $6 million contract with the Navy Seals 00:36:08 – How ketones can improve performance in endurance sports 00:49:07 – Iterating on the product and moving from petrochemicals to biochemicals 00:59:00 – Ketones as an alcohol replacement in cocktails and more 01:05:17 – Educating consumers is step one for growth As a listener — that's you — you can try Ketone-iQ and save 10% off today. Simply go to HVMN.me/OutlierAcademy or use code OUTLIER at checkout. ABOUT HVMN Michael Brandt is Co-founder and CEO of HVMN, which makes the world's first drinkable ketones. HVMN stands for Health via Modern Nutrition, and in 2017, they launched version 1.0 of their drinkable ketones product. After landing a $6 million contract with the US Department of Defense to study how ketones could improve the performance of our special forces warriors, they launched version 2.0, called Ketone-IQ, in November 2021. In this episode, we cover ketosis and ketones 101, including what ketones are, how they work, and why they're so helpful for boosting cognitive and physical performance. We compare and contrast ketones with sugar, covering everything from how ketones pass the blood brain barrier to why they provide energy with less oxidative stress. We dive into how drinkable ketones are used by the Navy SEALs and Operation Metabolic Dominance. And we discuss all the work that HVMN has done around bioengineering, manufacturing, and testing to produce their latest product, Ketone-IQ.
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In Episode #115, we deconstruct Milind Mehere's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. Milind Mehere is the Founder and CEO of Yieldstreet. We cover the ABCDE of building a company, the importance of gratitude, and the impact of blockchain on private markets. “Be bright, be brief, be gone.” – Milind Mehere EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/milind-mehere-playbook FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/milind-mehere-playbook-transcript/ CHAPTERS In this episode, we deconstruct Milind Mehere's peak performance playbook—from their favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on their life. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:09 – The impact of blockchain on private markets 00:03:16 – Adaptability as a superpower 00:04:59 – Learning from mentors, both personal and public 00:07:09 – Be bright, be brief, be gone. 00:09:14 – The ABCDE of building a company 00:12:19 – Leadership and Self-Deception, plus American Aristocracy 00:13:49 – The importance of gratitude ABOUT MILIND MEHERE Milind Mehere is co-founder and CEO of Yieldstreet. Milind's background is fascinating. Before founding Yieldstreet in 2014, Milind founded and scaled several other companies, including Yodle, which he scaled to $220 million in annual revenue before being acquired by web.com. Over the last eight years, Yieldstreet has built one of the largest private investment platforms in the world. To date, they brought on over 377,000 members that have invested more than $1.5 billion, and Yieldstreet has paid out over $196 million in interest alone. In this episode, Milind shares why he's been fascinated with blockchain and the problems it can solve, including KYC for platforms like Yieldstreet as well as why his superpower is adaptability, and how that's helped him as a serial entrepreneur. He shares some of his favorite books, including, Leadership and Self Deception and The Richest Man in Babylon, as well as why he loves the phrase, "Be bright, be brief, be gone," and why, if he could go back in time, he'd tell his younger self to take even more risks.
Dan Morehead, the CEO of Pantera Capital, talks with Maggie Lake about how new investors should approach crypto during a bear market, why he believes Bitcoin will make a comeback, and what lessons he's learned throughout his career.
In Episode #114, we explore building a modern charitable giving platform. We're joined by Adam Nash, Daffy's Co-Founder and CEO, and we cover donor-advised funds, getting kids involved in charity, and philosophies on angel investing. “I think the center of solving problems with products and software is to just always remember that people are the heart of everything. You're solving a problem for a person.” – Adam Nash EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED) https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/daffy-adam-nash FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/daffy-adam-nash-transcript CHAPTERS This episode is our definitive guide to building a modern charitable giving platform. In it we cover: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:41 – From Apple to eBay, and from LinkedIn to Daffy 00:05:01 – Technology asks, what have you done for me lately? 00:10:53 – The hard part of being a contrarian is being wrong most of the time 00:15:06 – Software goes beyond the products you build 00:17:45 – Crossing the chasm 00:22:56 – The basics of using Daffy 00:28:03 – Overcoming customer perception of giving 00:33:17 – What are donor-advised funds? 00:41:38 – Choosing a charity in Daffy 00:48:34 – Getting kids involved in charity 00:51:53 – On Personal Finance for Engineers 00:55:52 – Adam's angel investing thesis 01:02:07 – Lessons from Clayton Christensen ABOUT DAFFY Adam Nash is co-founder and CEO of Daffy, which is building a modern platform for giving, and in the process rethinking how we all give to the causes and charities we care about. Daffy has taken something typically only known and used by the ultra wealthy, the donor-advised fund, and made it available to anyone. With a Daffy account, anyone can contribute cash, stock and even crypto, which is all tax deductible, and then give whatever amount they'd like to over 1.5 million charities on their platform. You can invest your contribution so that your donor-advised fund compounds in value, allowing you to give even more in the years to come, all with the goal of making giving easy and affordable enough that we can all make giving a part of our daily lives.