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Portfolio Ideas

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This is my digital garden for "big important ideas" that I think about often.

"Take a simple idea and take it seriously.” (Charlie Munger)

🌎 Investing 101 2.0 // Writing

The art of investing is taking finite resources (time, energy, money, attention) and employing them to optimize an outcome. I’m fascinated by the first principles of what it means to simultaneously learn to become a great investor while reinventing the art form.

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Live The Library

β€œWhen you find a writer whose words enter your mind with deep impact and influence, pay attention. Diversify your library, of course. But when you find someone whose words inspire you, drink deeply from the well they have dug.” I constantly look to collect ideas from the peoplle who most effectively inspire me.

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The New City

I spent a lot of summers with my family in Luna, New Mexico. We would drive through small towns and my Dad and I would talk about β€œwhat makes a city.” Cities get built up around natural resources, large companies, universities. What will the cities of the future look like?

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Climate Change

As an investor I see too many people think about climate change as a vertical to be weighed and measured alongside construction tech, SaaS, and neobanks. Climate change is not just a threat it is the threat. But it is also a fundamental opportunity. Climate adjustments will represent the greatest global adjustment in the last hundreds of years.

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The Republic of Letters 2.0

Historically institutions acted as gatekeepers to knowledge. Over time smart people thinking about hard problems started writing letters that transformed a generation of thinking. Mlle de Lespinasse, Benjamin Franklin, Giustina Renier Michiel, John Evelyn, and countless others made up the Republic of Letters. The internet has unleashed a similar dynamic among democratized thinkers and creators.

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Bookstore Economics

There are few places I love more than a good bookstore. Two of my very favorites are Green Apple Books in San Francisco, The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle, and Powell’s in downtown Portland. While I studied accounting in undergrad I never pursued it professionally. In another life I would love the chance to spend my time thinking through the books for bookstores and how they economically make their business model work most effectively.