The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
“If success is a catalyst for failure because it leads to the “undisciplined pursuit of more,” then one simple antidote is the disciplined pursuit of less. Not just haphazardly saying no, but purposefully, deliberately, and strategically eliminating the nonessentials.”
Seems there’s flip happening between African company stages regarding financing. PE (i.e. VC) for early stage and debt for late stage. Though good to see creative deal structuring at all levels.
Very good read.
“Wrap your arms around the uncertainty. Accept it. Know that the way things turn out has a lot of luck involved so don’t be so hard on yourself when things go badly and don’t be so proud of yourself when they go well. Focus on process instead.” - Annie Duke
Let's make an important clarification: it's not "techies." It's hallways of power. Stanford -> Unicorn -> Sand Hill. "Techies" are doing some incredible things around the world w/o accompanying scandal.
First things first, this episode has nothing explicitly to do with investing.
It ends with a question: "What's the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?"
The kindest thing I can do for you today is insist that you listen to this. It will change the way you see the world.
"The future isn't Mobile First -it's Mobile Only"
There is a ton of opportunity in the supply chain for innovative solutions to drive down the costs for the end consumer and insurers while smoothing over barriers to reliable access to pharmaceuticals. This (among many other reasons) is why I’m so excited to work with the continent’s best entrepreneurs.
If you don't read this, you're a silly person.
1.) I want to be Bill Gates, and not because of the money (though it doesn't hurt).
2.) I love the human brain when it's applied to solving huge problems. As a dad of two, the future of the planet is a huge problem put into sharp focus.
Excellent article. Tons of food for thought and is going to be a leading philosophical debate in the years to come.