Jerry Neumann – Why Venture is Hard – [Invest Like the Best, EP.134]

My guest this week is Jerry Neumann. Jerry is one of the most thoughtful early stage investors that I’ve encountered, and his writings at reactionwheel.net are my favorite on this topic. He applies an incredibly structured way of thinking to a notoriously mysterious investment category. This is our second conversation, in which we cover why…

David Epstein – Wide or Deep? – [Invest Like the Best, EP.133]

Show Notes 0:00 – (First Question) – What he uncovered in “The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance” that led him to his latest book             1:26 – Debate with Malcolm Gladwell (YouTube) 3:00 – What did the public pay most attention to and what did they gloss over 6:44 – How…

Josh Wolfe – The Tech Imperative – [Invest Like the Best, EP.130]

My guest this week is Josh Wolfe, co-founder and managing partner at Lux Capital. I had Josh on the podcast last year which was one of the most popular episodes in the shows history. This is a continuation of our ongoing conversation about investing in the frontiers of technology. My favorite thing about Josh and…

Annie Duke – Wanna Bet? – [Invest Like the Best, EP.125]

My guest this week is with Annie Duke, and the topic of our discussion is how to improve decision making. We break decisions down into their component parts: values, beliefs, decisions, randomness, and outcomes. After diving into each, we discuss how to make better decisions, how to work in group settings, and how to harness…