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Consumer Fatigue and The Brand Cycle

Brand loyalty, like everything else, is cyclical.

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Welcoming Ian Friedman

Please help me welcome Ian Friedman to Collaborative Fund as our newest Partner based in New York City.

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Risk Is What You Don’t See

Harry Houdini was more than an escape artist. Anything that made people gasp interested him and was something he would try.

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What I Believe Least

Belief doesn’t have to be black or white. It lives on a spectrum, filled with asterisks.

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2020: What a Time To Be Alive

A common theme in history is that progress happens too slowly to notice while setbacks happen too quickly to overlook. There are many overnight tragedies. There are no overnight miracles.

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Useful Hacks

“You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. It just doesn’t work that way.” – Warren Buffett

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The Psychology of Prediction

During the Vietnam War Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara tracked every combat statistic he could, creating a mountain of analytics and predictions to guide the war’s strategy.

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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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