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Learn from founders who came before you. Every week I read a biography of a founder and find ideas you can use in your work. This quote explains why: "There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little ...
 
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What I learned from reading Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's Richest Man by Vance H. Trimble. Charlie Munger on Sam Walton: It's quite interesting to think about Walmart starting from a single store in Arkansas – against Sears Roebuck with its name, reputation and all of its billions. How does a guy in Bentonville, Arkansas, with no money,…
 
What I learned from reading The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan Burrough. There's truth behind legend. There really were poor Texas boys who discovered gushing oil wells and became overnight billionaires, patriarchs of squabbling families who owned private islands and colossal mansions and championship footba…
 
What I learned from reading Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller. These incidents which come to my mind to speak of seemed vitally important to me when they happened, and they still stand out distinctly in my memory. [0:16] That sounds funny, making friends among the eminent dead, but if you go through life making friends w…
 
What I learned from reading Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America by Jim Rasenberger. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. More exclusive full-length episodes are added every week. As a bonus, you get lifetime access to my notebook that has key insights from over 285 podcasts and lectu…
 
What I learned from reading Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America by Jim Rasenberger. Sam Colt embodied the America of his time. He was big brash, voracious, imaginative, and possessed extraordinary drive and energy. He was a classic disruptor who not only invented a world-changing product but produced it and sold it in world-…
 
What I learned from reading Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D'Antonio. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. More exclusive full-length episodes are added every week. As a bonus, you get lifetime access to my notebook that has key insights from over 285…
 
What I learned from reading Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D'Antonio. Perhaps the only thing about Milton Hershey that is absolutely certain is that he believed in progress. He was always moving. [0:01] This blew my mind. Only six universities held larger endowments. Which meant that…
 
What I learned from reading Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. “I have listened to every episode released and look forward to every episode that comes out. The only criticism I would have is that after each podcast I usually want to buy the book be…
 
What I learned from reading The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. More exclusive full-length episodes are added every week. As a bonus, you will also get lifetime access to my notebook that contains key insights from over 285 podcasts and lecture…
 
There has never been —nor, most likely, will there ever again be — a publisher like William Randolph Hearst. [0:20] Decades before synergy became a corporate cliche, Hearst put the concept into practice. His magazine editors were directed to buy only stories which could be rewritten into screenplays to be produced by his film studio and serialized,…
 
What I learned from reading Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. Upgrade to the Misfit feed and automatically unlock every full length episode. More exclusive full-length episodes are added every week. As a bonus, you will also get lifetime access to my notebook that contains key insights from over 285 podcasts and lectures …
 
What I learned from reading Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. All the men were struck, almost to the point of horror, by the way the ship behaved like a giant beast in its death agonies. [0:58] His name was Sir Ernest Shackleton, and the twenty-seven men he had watched so ingloriously leaving the stricken ship were the me…
 
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