AI Tools That Will Change How You Work

Generative AI The amount of progress that's made in this space is pretty exciting, especially with generative AI. It's an area worth carefully keeping a close eye on. A lot of innovations that I'll be listing below are based on either Open AI's GPT-3 (text generation), DALL-E (images and videos), Stability's Stable Diffusion and MidJourney. You ...

Lindy Effect Examples

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Photo by Chris Lawton on Unsplash What is the Lindy Effect? The Lindy Effect is a theory that suggests that the longer something has been around, the more likely it is to continue to be around. In other words, the more often something is repeated, the longer it will last. The Lindy Effect was first proposed by mathematician ...

Logseq Review [2022]

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Note-Taking Introduction I love taking notes and I've been using all kinds of systems including Roam Research (which I use the most), Obsidian, Evernote, among others. I'm combining the ideas from Zettelkasten (with influence from Andy Matuschak on Evergreen Notes), progressive summarization and others to a rough system that works for me. I stumbled upon Logseq ...

Using Roam Research as a Financial Log

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Why Keeping A Journal Makes You A Better Investor I keep a daily log of all my thoughts and decisions on Roam Research, and find it incredibly useful to do so. This includes my thoughts for stocks, commodities and other financial instruments that I'm analyzing. Each decision represents a bet about an uncertain future, and this is ...

Top Black Friday SaaS Deals 2021

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SegMetrics (Exclusive) Black Friday Offer: 30% Off for 3 Months Get This Deal If you're running any significant digital advertising, then you should seriously considering having an advertising analytics software to understand which ads are responsible for your sales. You can learn more about SegMetrics in my review. NordVPN Black Friday Offer: 68% Off + 3 Months Free (Expires today) Get This ...

Asymmetric Bets, Venture Capital & Cancer Cells

Perhaps the most significant is that it’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong -- Stanley Druckenmiller I've been obsessed with asymmetric bets and looking for them wherever I can find them. These are bets where you ...

Starting a Software Business

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Photo by Karl Pawlowicz on Unsplash SaaS Business Ideas The most important thing when starting a new business is the market. You can have a mediocre kebab stand but if you have a starving crowd, you're pretty much guaranteed to make money. This is why understanding your customers and their needs is so important. You can have the ...

Body By Science Summary

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Photo by Daniel Apodaca on Unsplash When it comes to health and fitness generally, my two favorite books are Body By Science by Doug McGuff and John Little, and all of the books written by Dr. Jason Fung. It's interesting how much Body By Science breaks with how people traditionally thnk about working out. One of the ...

Scaling a B2B SaaS Business and the Different Stages of Growth

I've just re-read Ben Horowitz's excellent book, Hard Thing About Hard Things. One of the things that Ben was talking about is diving the stages that a start up goes through. For example, for a well established company, having more than 3 initiatives per quarter will probably be too much. On the other hand, if you're a small ...

Learning Solidity

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I've started learning solidity for fun. There seems to be endless possibilities from making smart contracts for Flash Loans to creating NFTs which I've found very exciting. It turns out that just as in (legacy?) financial markets, you have similar opportunities for making money like carry trades. There are many DeFi protocols you can choose from to ...