People

  • Aaron Swartz
  • Admiral McRaven
  • Alain de Botton
    • Being a snob
    • The News
  • Alan Watts
  • Alex Ferguson
    • (I’m not a Man Utd fan, but what he accomplished as a manager was remarkable.)
  • Arnold Schwarznegger
    • Decide for yourself what makes you truly happy
    • Don’t be afraid of making decisions
    • Mr Olympia, then movie star, then Governor. He knows some shit.
  • Andy Grove
    • High Output Management
    • Only The Paranoid Survive
    • Leading indicators / trailing indicators
  • Barack Obama
  • Bilahari Kausikan
  • Bill Gates
    • Playboy interview
  • Bill Wurtz
    • History of Japan / History of the entire world, I guess
  • Benjamin Zander
    • Shining Eyes
    • One-buttock playing
  • Bo Burnham
    • Make Happy
  • Boz
  • Brian Eno
  • Buddha
  • Carl Sagan
    • Pale Blue Dot
    • Contact
    • Biography
  • Charlie Munger
  • Chamath Palihapitiya
    • Degree in electrical engineering, derivatives trader
    • Joined Winamp – 6 kids, 22yo or younger, nobody knew what they were doing, building cool consumer software, platforms… we build distributed social software. we built Newtella which became a key ingredient in limewire/kazaa and destroyed the music business. you build for people, destroy these heirarchical power… do it, you get rewarded
    • winamp -> bought by AOL
    • head of AOL IM -> sean parker says you have join this company – I waited a year, it cost me a bajillion dollars
    • joined some fund – had ambition but it wasn’t going anywhere?
    • joined Facebook – admired Zuckerberg’s lack of ego
    • deconstructing extremely calcified structures of power
      • apply to healthcare
  • Cherian George
  • Chris Hadfield
    • TED talk
    • Zen Pencils
  • Chris Rock
    • Married and bored, single and lonely
    • Jamaica
    • Rims
    • Rich vs Wealthy
  • Christian Louboutin
    • Disregard for academia
    • Early apprenticeships
    • Portfolio
    • Eclectic interests
  • Daniel Dennett
  • Daniel Kahneman
  • David Foster Wallace
  • David Ogilvy
  • Derek Sivers
  • Dietrich Mateschitz
    • Red Bull
  • Edwin Land – 1
  • Elon Musk
    • First principles
    • WBW
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
    • Geniuses TED Talk
    • Big Magic
  • Ev Williams
    • XOXO
    • Locks on doors
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Fred Rogers
  • George Lois
    • Damn Good Advice
    • “Poison Gas”
  • George Orwell
  • Guruka Singh
  • Ira Glass
    • The Gap
  • Isaac Asimov – 1
  • Jack Welsh – ?
  • Jane Jacobs – 1
    • “Eyes on the street”
    • Guardians vs Traders
  • Jason Silva
    • To Understand Is To Perceive Patterns
  • Jeannette Walls
    • The Glass Castle
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Jimmy Wales
    • Quora
  • Joel Spolsky
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • John Green (Crash Course)
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Henry Ford
    • “create new games”
  • Honoré de Balzac
  • Larry Ellison
  • Lee Hsien Loong
  • Lee Kuan Yew
    • “There’s a subtlety in how you insult people”
    • Heads on pikes at Cathay
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Les Brown
    • You gotta be hungry!
  • Louis CK
  • Malcolm Gladwell
    • Pay attention to his artistry in storytelling
  • Malcolm X
  • Marc Andreessen
    • pmarchives
    • Software Is Eating The World
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Margaret Mead
  • Martin Luther King, Jr
  • MateusZ
  • Michel Montaigne
  • Michel Foucault
  • Muhammad Ali
    • Thoughts on Vietnam, the draft, on black people being in jail
  • Nassim Taleb
  • Neil Tyson
    • YouTube “We Stopped Dreaming”. Part 1, Part 2. [5 mins each]
    • I also enjoyed his interview with Stephen Colbert. [1 hr+]
    • And his conversation with Richard Dawkins. [1 hr+]
    • He’s got a couple of inspiring quotes on Reddit, about helping others and learning something new every day.
    • I don’t quite understand why he became such a troll on Twitter. He had this really great bit where he tactfully criticized Richard Dawkins for having a lack of sensitivity to the people he was talking to.
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Oliver Sacks
  • Oprah Winfrey
    • “She was just some 23-year-old-punk who needed to get fired so she could become Oprah. Sometimes you gotta fail to succeed.”
  • patio11
  • Paul Adams (padday)
    • Social Network 2.0
  • Paul Graham
  • Paula Scher [1, 2, Netflix]
  • Peter Drucker
  • Phillipe Starcke – HBR, TED
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Ray Bradbury
    • Martian Chronicles
      • The story that most sticks with me is the one where the commander relates more to his enemy than his men. There was also one spooky one where the house keeps on going. And a funny one where a guy gets all excited about meeting the only woman around, and then has a change of heart.
    • Zen In The Art Of Writing
      • Great bits about
  • Ray Dalio
  • Randy Pausch
  • Robin Sharma
    • Kill the Saboteur
    • Writing style in Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
    • Video style
  • Russell Brand
  • Seneca
  • Scott Adams
  • Steve Jobs
  • Steve Vai – Focus
  • Steve Wozniak
  • Steven Spielberg
    • Dream whispers
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Terence Tao
  • Tharman Shanmugaratnam
  • Tiger Woods
    • Chasing Jack Nicklaus (narcissistic leaders)
  • Tim Ferriss
  • Tim Harford
    • God Complex
  • Tim Urban (WaitButWhy)
  • Tim Minchin – If I didn’t have you
  • Tobias Lutke
  • Tony Robbins
  • Tony Zhuo (Every Frame A Painting)
  • Voltaire
  • Walt Disney
  • Yishan Wong
  • YungSnuggie

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