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100 Little Ideas

A list of ideas, in no particular order and from different fields, that help explain how the world works:

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Experiential Retail Needs to Die

You make your way to the end of a line wrapped around two New York City blocks.

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History is Only Interesting Because Nothing is Inevitable

Nothing that’s happened had to happen, or must happen again. That’s why historians aren’t prophets.

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How Things Have Gotten Better

Things tend to get better over time. Sometimes it’s slow, and the progress takes place amid constant setbacks. But progress is the path of history.

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The Sexy Investment Premium: Opportunities in Boring Assets

For the past few years I’ve had a side gig I rarely talk about. Not because it’s a secret or because I don’t want to talk about it; but because it is, without question, unsexy.

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Is CPG Doomed?

What was the last thing you waited in line for?

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Useful Laws of the Land

The most important ideas are those that apply to multiple fields.

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The Case for Cold Contacting

If you’re inundated with cold calls or cold emails (or cold tweets, cold inMail, cold snail mail, cold DMs, cold texts, cold smoke signals…) then you’re probably feeling pretty frigid towards direct outreach.

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Different Kinds of Easy

Jeff Immelt left General Electric in worse shape than he found it.

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More Than Words

Calls for a new type of capitalism are coming from its leaders.

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