Five Links for May
essential reading for the data-oriented
here are five links worth reading ...
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Social Status: Down the Rabbit Hole by Kevin Simler
Great understanding of social status and why we do things -- in the vein of Signaling as a Service by Julian
Simler is also the co-author of the book "Elephant in the Brain" which I also recommend (see below).
The super non-obvious guide to raising a Series B by Auren Hoffman
10 non-obvious rules for founders and venture capitalists.
What I Worked On by Paul Graham
A beautiful autobiography by the founder of YCombinator.
Absolute wealth, relative wealth, taxes, and staying rich by Auren Hoffman
How to get rich and stay rich -- another study in social status and how to keep it.
Founding vs Inheriting by Balaji Srinivasan
An overview of West Coast vs East Coast mentalities.
p.s. I will be launching a new podcast called "World of DaaS" next month -- will be diving into different data-as-a-serve businesses. please keep your eye out for it.
The Scout Mindset by Julia Galef (5/5)
HT: Julia Galef, Erik Torenberg
The Telling by Mark Gerson (5/5)
HT: RP Eddy, Mark Gerson
The Elephant in the Brain by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson (4/5)
HT: Andrew McAfee, Robin Hanson
Jesus: A Very Short Introduction by Richard Bauckham (4/5)
HT: Jonathan Hoffman
The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen (3/5)
HT: Kyle Porter, Emmad Farooqui
Three Ordinary Girls by Tim Brady (3/5)
HT: Stephanie Mozzillo
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