We cover so much ground in this conversation with friend-of-the-show David Senra (🎙📚) of the excellent-like-I-mean-it-go-subscribe Founders Podcast, I won’t even attempt to summarize it.
What I learned most from David is the power of focus and knowing what it takes to do great work. We talk about it in the context of what we do, but I’m sure it translates to whatever you’re trying to achieve.
I’ll just say that I bet no other single podcast in the history of the world will have covered Ed Thorpe, Michael Jordan, Mark Leonard, Rick Rubin, Edwin Land, Charlie Munger, Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Claude Shannon, Warren Buffett, and Jim Simmons… in the same episode!
I really really enjoyed this conversation, and I hope you’ll do too.
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Want more David Senra?
🎧 David Senra on Deadwood (also: founders, entrepreneurs, civilization, Henry Singleton, Walt Disney, David Ogilvy, etc) 🤠
Other podcasts mentioned in this episode
We also mention two previous podcasts (sometimes it feels like my pods are like the Marvel universe — there are references between the ‘franchises’). If you’re curious about them, here are convenient links:
🎧Podcast #6: Jimmy Soni on the PayPal Mafia (Musk, Thiel, Levchin, etc), startups, tech, the research process, and much more
🎧 Cedric Chin: What Operators can Teach Investors, the Study of Expertise, Knowledge Shields, and More (Podcast #10)
🏃♂️💰 More on Ed Thorpe 🧠 👨👩👦👦
What good timing!
David and I spent a fair amount of time talking about Ed Thorpe on the podcast, and right after we were done recording, friend-of-the-show and OG supporter (💚 🥃 🎩) Nick Ellis pointed me to a podcast that Tim Ferriss has just released:
Edward O. Thorp, A Man for All Markets — Beating Blackjack and Roulette, Beating the Stock Market, Spotting Bernie Madoff Early, and Knowing When Enough Is Enough (#596)
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