Tagged with role-model


Dissect Season 1: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar

Incredibly detailed analysis of To Pimp a Butterfly. Incredible music with a purpose

Dissect Season 2: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West

MBDTF: rightfully considered one of the greatest hip hop albums ever, even more so when put into context.

Kendrick Lamar on What Drives Him and the Album That Changed His Life

Well-crafted profile of my favorite artist.

Sam Hinkie -- Data, Decisions, and Basketball

Rare and very well-done interview with one of my heroes

An interview with Patrick Collison

Narrative deep-dive on one of my favorite startups and pair of founders.

Stripe: Patrick and John Collison

Patrick (29) and John (27) Collison are inspirations.

Systems and Software for Machine Learning at Scale with Jeff Dean - TWiML Talk #121

Good interview with one of the AI Gods.

A Gentleman in Moscow

Fantastic story, turning the seemingly mundane into something wonderful. One of Obama's favorite books he read in 2017.

Canva: Melanie Perkins

Melanie Perkins built Australia's first unicorn through sheer force of will

Jeremiah Lowin - Machine Learning in Investing

Investment theses of a top ML investor.

FUBU: Daymond John

Daymond John put it all on the line and had to hustle incredibly hard to build the brand FUBU and finally justify not going to college like his peers.

The Yoda of Silicon Valley

Profile of Donald Knuth, author of the Bible of CS

Dr. Elon & Mr. Musk: Life Inside Tesla's Production Hell

Success comes at a cost. Does Elon Musk cross the line when it comes to how he treats the people around him in pursuit of his huge goals?

The Friendship That Made Google Huge

Jeff Dean + Sanjay Ghemawat: MapReduce, TensorFlow, etc. Engineering royalty.

Live Episode! RXBAR: Peter Rahal

Peter Rahal overcame dyslexia to build a $600M health bar company in half a decade.

The untold story of Stripe, the secretive $20bn startup driving Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

Narrative deep-dive on one of my favorite startups and pair of founders.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Accounting of the partnership between Amos Tversky and Danny Kahnemanm, interwoven with their greatest hits both individually and as a pair. Equal parts informative, interesting, personal.

Jeff Bezos 3-Step Formula for Success

Surround yourself with the right people. Have a learn-it-all mindset. Be ready to play the long game.

Lab Girl

Memoir of a female plant biologist from Minnesota with a one-track mind for science. No BS.

No Cow Founder On Growing From One-Man-Show To General Mills-backed Company

21-year-old entrepreneur in Colorado who overcame a lot of mistakes to build a successful business

Jim Breyer On How He Picks Winners

Early investor in Facebook, Spotify, much more. His list of great qualities in an entrepreneur: attracting talent, retaining talent, technical proficiency, outside interests. Super bullish on AI.

Aubrey Marcus Wants To Help You Be The Best You

CEO of a company that makes brain- and body-enhancing supplements. Chats about his company and his personal life.

Dell Computers - Michael Dell

Michael Dell often gets lost in the shuffle of the Gates's, Bezos's, Zuckerbergs, but his story is just as important. Super sharp guy. Focus on customers, not competition.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Adapts the story of Harry Potter by attempting to explain wizardry through the scientific method. I don't think I was smart enough to read this.

Mr. Robot

Report on Geoff Hinton and his capsule networks

#434: Legendary Coach John Wooden's Secrets of Leadership

Takeaways from one of the most accomplished coaches ever.