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Nico: The Neighborhood Investment Company

Strong neighborhoods are essential to vibrant cities. As the median housing price in many cities reaches new highs each year (Los Angeles just crossed $600,000), what will happen when more and more people cannot afford the down payment for a home in the vibrant communities they helped create? And why are residents forced into an all or nothing choice between renting and property ownership?

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How to Read: Lots of Inputs and a Strong Filter

My reading strategy is to start as many books as I can but finish few of them.

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No More Gurus

Avianca flight 052, from Medellin to New York, was circling JFK for landing in bad weather.

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Bison Trails - Why We Invested

We’re excited to announce that Collaborative is backing Bison Trails in its Series A financing, joining a great group of new investors including Blockchain Capital, A.Capital, Coinbase, Kleiner Perkins, and Sound Ventures.

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Common Plots of Economic History

Complicated stuff can stem from a handful of common roots. Understanding those common roots can be more important than trying to wrap your head around complexity.

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Founders, VCs and Values – Thoughts on a Critical Moment

What happens when a founder’s interests are not aligned with those of the company and its shareholders?

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Risk-Based Care

There are few things as hard to move as the US healthcare system. It’s a $3T+ giant held at rest by a broken business model: fee for service.

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The Spectrum of Wealth

Chris Rock joked that Bill Gates would jump out the window if he woke up with Oprah’s money. Like most comedy, it’s funny because it contains a nugget of truth.

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Adding Work As A Category

People work, and they usually work a lot. The average American spends 90,000 hours working over the course of their life. That’s ~1/3 of your life.

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Useful Biases

There was a time when psychology was all about helping people get from bad to normal.

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