Every few months I’d meet Diego at the Palo Alto train station and we’d go for a walk, get some dinner, catch up. Diego was impossible to extract from…
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Penelope turns two in December. Whenever we go for a walk, there are three things she loves to point out: Doggy! Kids! Baby! She particularly loves…
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Having started both for-profit and non-profit ventures, I’ve found that the grass is always greener: for-profits have beautiful machinery for a busted…
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The Power of Cards – #1 ft. David ColeListen now (69 min) | Video here: Episode highlights: Magic the Gathering: cards that left an impression Can managers use cards to understand and be…
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Bring in the quants: the cold calculus of college admissionsListen now (19 min) | Last time we picked on elite universities but left open whether their business model was significantly different from or worse…
Are elite universities unsustainable or unstoppable? Listen now (25 min) | Summary I thought that elite universities like Harvard made their money from high tuitions. I was wrong! Harvard and other top…
Chess and crisis w Joey FianchettoListen now (65 min) | Check out The Immortal Game: Nick Bishop vs Joey Fianchetto on YouTube to see our match.
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In The Ecological Thought (2010), Tim Morton introduced the idea of the hyperobject, a higher-dimension being that shows up in our world in unsettling…
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A brilliancy is an original and imaginative move in chess. When a move is brilliant it is marked as (!!). A register of surprise. After I finish a…
Albert Einstein: We cannot solve problems with the same thinking that we used to create them. Anecdotally this seems true of the wicked problems we face…
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Life inside the hyperobjectIn this episode we behold COVID-19 as a hyperobject, drawing heavily from the book by Timothy Morton.