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Five Links - May 2023
Every month I try to share the most mind-expanding links to read/watch/listen. If you find these interesting, please do share with your friends.
Here are five links worth reading…
Dual Threat CEOs by Jeff Lu
Since 2016, there’s been an explosion of founder-led VC funds. Jeff Lu, co-founder at Flex Capital, explores why these Dual Threat CEOs vastly outperform even the best fund managers.
Bonus (Listen): Nicole Perlroth: Future of Cybersecurity on World of DaaS
Cybersecurity expert Nicole Perlroth discusses global cyber threats, personal security, and what it’s like to track down NSA leakers and international cybercriminals.
Throughout history, queens were more likely to wage war than kings by Gwynn Guilford
History is always more complicated than we’d like to think. An interesting article on 500 years of European monarchs, and the counterintuitive ways gender roles may have affected them.
Mental Liquidity by Morgan Housel
“So much of what people call ‘conviction’ is actually a willful disregard for facts that might change their minds.” On the “end of history” fallacy in psychology, and the power of flexibility.
Rising Share of U.S. Adults Are Living Without a Spouse or Partner by Richard Fry & Kim Parker
The share of unpartnered adults is rising, and unpartnered adults generally have different (often worse) social and economic outcomes than those who are married or cohabiting.
Crooks’ Mistaken Bet on Encrypted Phones by Ed Caesar
A lesson from Europe’s dark market for criminal-oriented secure phones: Encryption is only as good as the provider who builds it.
Bonus (Watch): Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty
Even if you don’t like basketball, this is one of the best drama series I’ve watched in years. Based on Jeff Pearlman’s book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bonus (Essential): Digital Security: How I Do Things, Part 1 by Arik Hesseldahl
Digital hygiene is one of the most overlooked virtues. Almost everyone could benefit from improving it, especially leaders and anyone who deals with sensitive information.
More reading links at https://twitter.com/AurenReads
Graph of the Month:
It is your birthday… how good is it?
How to Raise Successful People by Esther Wojcicki
The Wojcicki sisters are one of the most accomplished siblings ever and this is a great book straight from their mom. Like the Polgar sisters, I’m fascinated with successful siblings.
The Right by Matt Continetti
HT: Robert Doar, Bruce Mehlman
The 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni
By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission by Charles Murray
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Auren Hoffman is CEO of SafeGraph (geospatial data on physical places) and GP at Flex Capital ($200M Series A and B VC firm). Engage on Twitter: @auren