The Rabbit Hole #008

The one with the Pizza Pusha

This week’s edition:

📰 Snippets

🌏 Explore

✏ Thought of the week

📰 Snippets

Some notable articles I’ve been enjoying.

  • Fostering a culture of Intellectual Bravery (link)

  • The weird, wild story of the “Pizza Pusha” (link)

  • The soaring price of Doc Martins (link)

  • The ambition of tracking animals from space (link)

  • The state of Micro Private Equity (link)

  • The K-Shaped Market (link)

  • The Idea Trap (link)

  • Our infrastructure is making us sick (link)

  • Jeff Bezos on decision making (link)

  • Non-obvious lessons from 100+ Angel Investments (link)

  • The guy who turned around Pixar (link)

  • Palantir and Afghanistan (link)

🌏 Explore

  • I’m obsessed with YouTube documentaries. One of my favorite creators is Wendover Productions. You can’t really go wrong watching any of their videos. I thought their News You Missed in 2020 series was really well done.

  • I’m a huge Larry David fan - I love Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. I enjoyed this clip of Jeff Garland on Joe Rogan talking about how Curb episodes are made.

  • Negotiation-as-a-service is an interesting idea. Buyer is doing this for negotiating software pricing for large companies. And Candor is doing salary negotiation for top developer talent.

  • Slack bots are interesting to me. Karma is pulling in $18k/mo right now by basically doing Reddit Gold for Slack.

✏ Thought of the Week

I have been learning about Leo Strauss this week. His thoughts on esoteric vs exoteric writings are particularly interesting to me.

One point he makes is that esoteric writing (i.e. disguising with metaphor or symbols) is an important mechanism for passing on knowledge in the face of unstable governments.

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Until next week.

Stretch

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