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Learn from history's greatest innovators, founders, and investors with a mix of interviews and summaries of the best books, essays, and lectures. Each week, Daniel Scrivner decodes the ideas, strategies, and frameworks used by the best innovators, founders, and investors. Past guests include Scott Belsky (Adobe), Gokul Rajaram (DoorDash), Kevin Kelly (WIRED), Sir Ronald Cohen (IMPACT), Erling Kagge (Everest Explorer), along with the founders of Wealthfront, Public.com, Primal Kitchen, 1-800- ...
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Learn the tactics, tools, and strategies used by the Top 1% of iconic founders, renowned investors, and bestselling authors. As well as the books, figures, and ideas that shaped them. All in 20 minutes. Once per week, 20MP Host, Daniel Scrivner is joined by one of the great founders, investors, and thinkers of our time from Scott Belsky (Benchmark & Adobe), Kevin Kelly (WIRED), Gokul Rajaram (Square & Doordash), Brian Scudamore (1-800-GOT-JUNK), Joey Krug (Pantera Capital), and Delian Asparo ...
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Steve Jobs made an incredible impact on the world by creating two of today's most important companies in Apple and Pixar. Both companies created world-changing products while Steve Jobs was alive in the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and Oscar winning animated films such as Toy Story. More importantly, both companies developed the right team, vision, and…
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Steve Jobs made an incredible impact on the world by creating two of today's most important companies in Apple and Pixar. Both companies created world-changing products while Steve Jobs was alive in the Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and Oscar winning animated films such as Toy Story. More importantly, both companies developed the right team, vision, and…
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My favorite lessons from "To Pixar and Beyond" by Lawrence Levy. Who joined Pixar in 1995, helped Steve Jobs take Pixar public, and built it into the $7.4 billion company Disney eventually acquired. Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Explore the episode notes. Search and down a transcript and find links to related boo…
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My favorite lessons from "To Pixar and Beyond" by Lawrence Levy. Who joined Pixar in 1995, helped Steve Jobs take Pixar public, and built it into the $7.4 billion company Disney eventually acquired. Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Explore the episode notes. Search and down a transcript and find links to related boo…
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After he was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, Steve Jobs turned his attention to a little-known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failur…
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After he was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, Steve Jobs turned his attention to a little-known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failur…
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In 2016, Apple published a limited edition anthology, chronicling the last 20 years of Apple's designs simply titled Designed by Apple in California. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. “The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our g…
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In 2016, Apple published a limited edition anthology, chronicling the last 20 years of Apple's designs simply titled Designed by Apple in California. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. “The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our g…
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“At this point in my career, I have art directed over 100 products from a rough idea into consumer’s hands. I’ve collaborated with incredible creators like James Clear and Roxane Gay. There came a point where it was very obvious how it all worked and fit together—because I was always interested not just in what I was doing but how I was doing it.” …
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“At this point in my career, I have art directed over 100 products from a rough idea into consumer’s hands. I’ve collaborated with incredible creators like James Clear and Roxane Gay. There came a point where it was very obvious how it all worked and fit together—because I was always interested not just in what I was doing but how I was doing it.” …
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Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific In this episode of Friday Five, Daniel Scrivner shares his five favorite ideas from the book 'Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success' by Ken Segall. The book explores Apple's obsession with simplicity and how it has contributed to the company's success. The five i…
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Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific In this episode of Friday Five, Daniel Scrivner shares his five favorite ideas from the book 'Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success' by Ken Segall. The book explores Apple's obsession with simplicity and how it has contributed to the company's success. The five i…
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"Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean, to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains." — Steve Jobs To Steve Jobs, simplicity was a religion. It was also a weapon. Revolution after revolution, Jobs proved that Simplicity is the most powerful force i…
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"Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean, to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains." — Steve Jobs To Steve Jobs, simplicity was a religion. It was also a weapon. Revolution after revolution, Jobs proved that Simplicity is the most powerful force i…
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"Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean, to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains." — Steve Jobs To Steve Jobs, simplicity was a religion. It was also a weapon. Revolution after revolution, Jobs proved that Simplicity is the most powerful force i…
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"Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean, to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end, because once you get there, you can move mountains." — Steve Jobs To Steve Jobs, simplicity was a religion. It was also a weapon. Revolution after revolution, Jobs proved that Simplicity is the most powerful force i…
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"It is easy to forget that, when he was a student, the man who brought us the Macintosh, iPhone and iPad (and, with his little finger, Pixar) collected bottle caps to make ends meet. The need to stretch every nickel informed the way Apple was run during the early days." — Mike Moritz In 2015, Mike Moritz wrote an opinion piece for The Financial Tim…
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“There’s a stereotype of creatives, which is that they’re just flying by the seat of their pants. I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely not true. We need to separate that from what creativity is. We need to decouple this ridiculous stereotype so that more people can blossom creatively.” — Joey Cofone Joey Cofone shares the lessons he’s learned …
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"It is easy to forget that, when he was a student, the man who brought us the Macintosh, iPhone and iPad (and, with his little finger, Pixar) collected bottle caps to make ends meet. The need to stretch every nickel informed the way Apple was run during the early days." — Mike Moritz In 2015, Mike Moritz wrote an opinion piece for The Financial Tim…
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“There’s a stereotype of creatives, which is that they’re just flying by the seat of their pants. I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely not true. We need to separate that from what creativity is. We need to decouple this ridiculous stereotype so that more people can blossom creatively.” — Joey Cofone Joey Cofone shares the lessons he’s learned …
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“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, Founder and CIO of Compound Kings Chapters (00:02:23) Introduction (00:04:…
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“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, Founder and CIO of Compound Kings Explore the episode notes. Search and do…
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Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Watch and listen. Watch this episode on YouTube Find this episode in your favorite podcast app Get new episodes delivered via email Explore my full summary for the book featured this week. Turning the Flywheel: Why Some Companies Build Momentum and Others Don't Brought to you by HVMN…
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Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Watch and listen. Watch this episode on YouTube Find this episode in your favorite podcast app Get new episodes delivered via email Explore my full summary for the book featured this week. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Warren's Ideas from 50+ Years Grouped by Topic Brought to you by …
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No matter what your walk in life, no matter how big or small your enterprise, no matter whether it's for-profit or nonprofit, no matter whether you're CEO or a unit leader, the question stands: How does your flywheel turn? — Jim Collins Turning the Flywheel is a monograph that was meant to accompany Jim Collins' famous book Good to Great — which is…
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No matter what your walk in life, no matter how big or small your enterprise, no matter whether it's for-profit or nonprofit, no matter whether you're CEO or a unit leader, the question stands: How does your flywheel turn? — Jim Collins Turning the Flywheel is a monograph that was meant to accompany Jim Collins' famous book Good to Great — which is…
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“There’s a stereotype of creatives, which is that they’re just flying by the seat of their pants. I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely not true. We need to separate that from what creativity is. We need to decouple this ridiculous stereotype so that more people can blossom creatively.” — Joey Cofone Joey Cofone shares the lessons he’s learned …
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In 1985, Warren Buffett had to make an incredibly difficult decision. Which was whether to shut down the textile business Berkshire Hathaway — the original business Warren acquired, which was where Berkshire got its name. In today's episode, I break down that decision and why he ultimately closed the business. Explore the episode notes. Search and …
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“There’s a stereotype of creatives, which is that they’re just flying by the seat of their pants. I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely not true. We need to separate that from what creativity is. We need to decouple this ridiculous stereotype so that more people can blossom creatively.” — Joey Cofone Joey Cofone shares the lessons he’s learned …
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In 1985, Warren Buffett had to make an incredibly difficult decision. Which was whether to shut down the textile business Berkshire Hathaway — the original business Warren acquired, which was where Berkshire got its name. In today's episode, I break down that decision and why he ultimately closed the business. Explore the episode notes. Search and …
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Paul Graham's essay on "How To Do Great Work" begins with the following words: If you collected lists of techniques for doing great work in a lot of different fields, what would the intersection look like? I decided to find out by making it. Partly my goal was to create a guide that could be used by someone working in any field. But I was also curi…
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Paul Graham's essay on "How To Do Great Work" begins with the following words: If you collected lists of techniques for doing great work in a lot of different fields, what would the intersection look like? I decided to find out by making it. Partly my goal was to create a guide that could be used by someone working in any field. But I was also curi…
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In this conversation, Daniel Scrivner shares his favorite quotes and wisdom from Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. The conversation covers various topics, including the power of incentives, the importance of learning from Munger, value investing and Benjamin Graham, eliminating mistakes, long-term investing, keeping cash, the…
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In this conversation, Daniel Scrivner shares his favorite quotes and wisdom from Charlie Munger, the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. The conversation covers various topics, including the power of incentives, the importance of learning from Munger, value investing and Benjamin Graham, eliminating mistakes, long-term investing, keeping cash, the…
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“Care deeply about the problem, not about your idea.” – Adrian Aoun In Episode #121, we deconstruct Adrian Aoun's peak performance playbook. From his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Adrian Aoun is the CEO and Founder of Forward. We cover why medical wearables don’t work, focusing on impact, and creating co…
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This conversation provides an overview of Charlie Munger's life, career, and investment philosophy. It explores Munger's role in shaping Berkshire Hathaway and his approach to investing in wonderful businesses at fair prices. Munger's background and early exposure to business are discussed, as well as his education and early career in law. The conv…
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“Care deeply about the problem, not about your idea.” – Adrian Aoun In Episode #121, we deconstruct Adrian Aoun's peak performance playbook. From his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Adrian Aoun is the CEO and Founder of Forward. We cover why medical wearables don’t work, focusing on impact, and creating co…
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This conversation provides an overview of Charlie Munger's life, career, and investment philosophy. It explores Munger's role in shaping Berkshire Hathaway and his approach to investing in wonderful businesses at fair prices. Munger's background and early exposure to business are discussed, as well as his education and early career in law. The conv…
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“What you need to do, I think, is constantly update your thesis as you go, which can allow for longer holding periods, because things do change. And at the same time, I go into investments with a multi-year horizon—but my thesis might be disproven fairly quickly.” – Dan Roller We explore investing in buy-and-build compounders in public markets. We’…
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My favorite lessons on investing from Berkshire Hathaway's shareholder letters. All taken from "The Essays of Warren Buffett" by Lawrence Cunninghuman. Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Chapters (00:00) Introduction (03:01) Lesson 1: Seek to invest in businesses with excellent economics, able and honest management, a…
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My favorite lessons on investing from Berkshire Hathaway's shareholder letters. All taken from "The Essays of Warren Buffett" by Lawrence Cunninghuman. Get Friday 5 delivered to your inbox every Friday at 8 AM Pacific Chapters (00:00) Introduction (03:01) Lesson 1: Seek to invest in businesses with excellent economics, able and honest management, a…
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The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham For over 50 years, Warren Buffett has written an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders. Many people set it as a goal to read all of Warren’s shareholder letters chronologically. Which is certainly a fascinating way to see how Berkshire Hathaway evolved year after year. This book is di…
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The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham For over 50 years, Warren Buffett has written an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders. Many people set it as a goal to read all of Warren’s shareholder letters chronologically. Which is certainly a fascinating way to see how Berkshire Hathaway evolved year after year. This book is di…
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The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham For over 50 years, Warren Buffett has written an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders. Many people set it as a goal to read all of Warren’s shareholder letters chronologically. Which is certainly a fascinating way to see how Berkshire Hathaway evolved year after year. This book is di…
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The Essays of Warren Buffett by Lawrence Cunningham For over 50 years, Warren Buffett has written an annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders. Many people set it as a goal to read all of Warren’s shareholder letters chronologically. Which is certainly a fascinating way to see how Berkshire Hathaway evolved year after year. This book is di…
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The Playing Field by Graham Duncan is BY FAR the best piece of writing I've read on the journey we must all make to reach mastery in our fields. While Graham writes about the journey to master the art of investing, everything in it is broadly generalizable. In Graham’s view we must all progress from apprentice, to professional, to self-actualizatio…
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“You can do incredible things if you are truly dedicated to it and surround yourself with the right people.” — Andrew Herr Today, 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…
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The Playing Field by Graham Duncan is BY FAR the best piece of writing I've read on the journey we must all make to reach mastery in our fields. While Graham writes about the journey to master the art of investing, everything in it is broadly generalizable. In Graham’s view we must all progress from apprentice, to professional, to self-actualizatio…
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“You can do incredible things if you are truly dedicated to it and surround yourself with the right people.” — Andrew Herr Today, 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…
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In 2016, Apple published a limited edition anthology, chronicling the last 20 years of Apple's designs simply titled Designed by Apple in California. The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. “The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our g…
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