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Lessons from Lyndon Johnson

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Welcome to the last week of A Summer of Learning! I’ll write more of a wrap up post later in the week but I just wanted to say how thankful I am to those who have followed me on this blog through the summer. But before we bid goodbye, we still have this week! Today’s post is a combined post for Monday and Tuesday. This is because I learned about the person (I talk about […]

Lessons from Ben Thompson of Stratechery

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I’ve mentioned Ben Thompson on multiple posts throughout the summer and he is one of the few people who has disproportionately shaped my thinking in an extremely small amount of time (I started reading his tech analysis blog Stratechery this February). So I thought it was only fair that I focus on his work and career in a single post. Bonus points because he’s a Northwestern Kellogg MBA alum – Go Cats’! If this post […]

Lessons from Ben Hunt of Epsilon Theory

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I‘ve been reading Ben Hunt’s Epsilon Theory for about a year now. I wanted to write this post not just because his articles have shaped a lot of macro-level thinking, but because he recently went independent. I hope that this article brings you some value and you subscribe to his list – it’s the only thing I can offer right now as a thanks for expanding my thinking. On to what I’ve learned from him: […]

Lessons from Scott Norton

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Welcome to Week 7 of A Summer of Learning! It’s been great to see the increase in readers this week. To the old readers: Thanks for being with me since the start – your support kept me going on days when I just didn’t want to write anything. To the new readers: Welcome! I hope you get something out of these posts. On to the week’s first post: Scott Norton is the cofounder of Sir […]

Lessons from Dan Carlin

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Dan Carlin is the host of the Hardcore History and Common Sense podcasts. Despite only putting out 2-3 shows every year, he has a fierce following and you will rarely find him outside the top 20 podcasts on Apple’s podcast rankings. He’s tackled issues ranging from the the rise and fall of the Mongol empire to the paradigm shift in warfare that was World War I. Sometimes, he approaches niche issues like that of ‘Painfotainment’, […]

Lessons from Nick Kokonas

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Welcome to Week 5 of A Summer of Learning! I’m really excited to share some really cool ideas this week.   We start off with a Chicagoan – Nick Kokonas, the brains between the famed, 3-Michelin Star restaurant Alinea. I recently listened to his podcast with Noah Kagan on Noah Kagan Presents. Despite being almost a year old, the episode and Nick present some timeless principles: Develop a taste for what good is It’s easy […]

3 lessons from Kevin Rose

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I have been learning from Kevin Rose for a few years now – from The Random Show, his podcast, his newsletter, and most importantly, from his viral YouTube video (raccoon alert)! Here’s a compilation of the 3 three lessons I’ve learned from him over the years: The interplay between depth and width of interests Towards the tail end of my freshman year of college, I knew I was doing too much. I asked a mentor […]