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The Theory of Maybes

Isaac Newton was a scientific genius at a time when scientists were often denounced as heretics.

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A Decade Watching the Craziest Game

Investing is the craziest game I’ve ever seen. It mixes high stakes with strong emotions, intelligence with luck, and long-term innovation with short-term trading.

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The Power Law At Work

One of Collaborative’s portfolio companies was acquired earlier this year, generating a fantastic return on our investment.

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The Shallow Benefit of Deep Liquidity

At some point in the last few years high-frequency traders began using picoseconds to measure the time needed to execute their trades. That’s a trillionth of a second. Big numbers require context: There are as many picoseconds in one second as there are seconds in 31,709 years.

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Companies We’re Excited About

We look at hundreds of companies as potential investments each month. It’s a great perch to see what problems entrepreneurs are solving, what new industries are popping up, and where consumer trends are heading.

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Saving Money and Running Backwards

Wealth has a curse. It’s called the hedonic treadmill. Its mission – and it is ruthless – is to move the goal post of your financial dreams, extinguishing the joy you thought you’d get from having more money once you attain it.

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How To Make The Economy Grow

The Gary Works steel plant in Gary, Indiana, is the largest steel mill in North America. It used to be the largest in the world. A jewel of the manufacturing boom, it employed 30,000 people in 1970 – a third of all jobs in Gary – churning out 6 million tons of steel a year.

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Skills vs. Behavior

Walk into a music store in the 1970s, and you were almost certainly looking at a product made by General Recorded Tape.

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Your E-commerce Brand Will Probably Fail

Not every consumer startup needs to be an e-commerce brand. In fact, most shouldn’t be.

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Make Your Point and Get Out of the Way

No one likes their time wasted. It’s a universal annoyance. So some advice applicable to everything you do: Make your point and get out of the way.

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