I was invited to spend a weekend in upstate New York at a hunting and fishing camp. It’s quite possibly the coolest place on earth if you’re into that sort of thing. Having built many forts in the woods as a kid, I was completely fascinated by the story of how this all came together. The more I heard, the more I kept thinking the same thing…
One of my favorite lessons in entrepreneurship comes from a show I was forced to watch and then began to really enjoy. Being up-to-date on current television shows isn't exactly my thing, and this one came out in 2011 and I just hear about it a few weeks ago. The show is Suits, and the reason I enjoy it is primarily because there is a lot to learn from it as an entrepreneur (all also because it has some solid one-liners and entertainment value).
I'm currently infatuated with the idea of **spending time**. It's weird I know, but the words we use define the meaning in our lives.
The idea that we can spend time as if it is some sort of currency is something I haven't given much thought to, and yet I've probably used that phrase thousands of times. Our time on this mysterious masterpiece we call Earth is an insignificant rounding error in the timeline of the universe, and yet time is all we have. How we spend our time defines who we are.
In September of my senior year of college, I had accepted an offer to go work at an international bank. That means that I had 8 solid months of two things: doing absolutely nothing and planning for the future. As I'm sure you are aware, I didn't do much planning. I did become fixated on one idea though: houseboats.
I am totally blown away by The Giving Pledge]. For those of you unfamiliar with it:
"The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy."
Sports betting has been all about computational analysis and mathematical analysis since Charles K. McNeil invented the spread betting in the 1940s. Since then, the math has only gotten more complicated every year. I'm fully convinced that with the right team of data scientists, you could crack the code and beat the odds. Until then, I'll rely on my intuition and extremely limited knowledge to make educated guesses.