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Belly-to-belly Lisbon, Nicotine, New Schwarzenegger book (bad), Numbers go Up (good)
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I'm writing this on the plane to Lisbon. Meeting here with Ryan for our third belly-to-belly week after our previous ones in Bangkok and Barcelona.
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Really enjoying the book Numbers go Up by Zeke Faux. It's full of wild behind-the-scenes stories about the crypto industry. Super entertaining stuff.
One thing it got me thinking about is just how important the opportunity you're dealing with is.
For a few years crypto was a Level 10 opportunity. A huge number of dumb people got rich.
Chasing hype trains is a perfectly valid strategy as it's the only way to achieve outsized returns in a short amount of time.
People love taking about the importance of platform risk, how AI, crypto, whatever is just a fad.
I was in the same camp, laughing about ppl chasing hype trains, building thin wrappers.
Now I understand that this the only way to generate outsized returns in a short amount of time.
Of course you can stand on the side lines and call everything a scam or overhyped.
And most of the time you will be totally right and feel good about yourself.
But you will also miss 100% of all huge opportunities.
Slowly trying to shed my cynicism and get better at this.
I started reading the new Arnold Schwarzenegger book.
Save your time and money.
Total Recall is one of my favorite books but the new book Arnold just published is a huge disappointment.
He starts by admitting he's now a self-help guy and then drops the most vanilla self-help stuff you can imagine. Also there are zero interesting new stories as he spent most of his recent years in politics.
After seeing Nat Eliason and a few other people I trust talk about the benefits of nictoine I decided to give it a try. Cigarettes are bad for you, no question about that. But Nicotine is not?! Probably?!
In Denmark virtually everyone is using oral nicotine patches but I prefer nicotine gums. Much easier to get a low dosage of 2mg.
But now to the most important part: does it work?
I've only tried it a handful of times but had huge but had breakthroughs every single time so far.
Definitely feels like it adds at least 10 IQ points.
Oh, and Peter Thiel agrees: