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Love Boredom, Love the Grind

Boredom is a greater threat to our ambitions than failure. I have spent a lot of time dissecting my failures in life, and I've rarely blamed boredom for them, but the truth is that many of my failures, and probably yours too, are due to getting bored. Unless we learn

Love Boredom, Love the Grind
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Rage Driven Development

I have observed that some people are fueled by something different than the rest of us. These people can attack a problem no matter how large, how much bureaucracy or mess is in the way; in fact, for them, the more, the better. These people all have one thing in

Rage Driven Development
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From House Hacking to House Stacking

House stacking is when you use the process of house hacking, and you repeat it nearly every year to stack multiple rental homes and start building what the pros call a portfolio. You do this while never quitting your day job and making the entire process as passive as possible.

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New York after the Virus

There is lots of talk that New York is sick, and more specifically, New York City is dead. New York City has big problems in the post coronavirus age, as the office space tumbles, companies institute work from home and start dumping leases to save money. There is no question

New York after the Virus
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From Stringed Cans to the Khala

I grew up in a town of fewer than 100 people and had no access to technology up to the age of ten. Up to that point, everyone knew each other on a first-name basis, and we lived off the land. The only thing I had at that time that

From Stringed Cans to the Khala
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Equity and Risk at Startups

The rewards in a fast-moving venture-backed Startup are tied to risk, not to contributions. If there is a successful exit, the question of fairness sticks out because employee number 20 may contribute no less to a venture's success than employee number 10 does; in fact, they may contribute even more,

Equity and Risk at Startups
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House Hacking the American Dream

House hacking is the act of buying a home and using it to build wealth while leveraging the most American thing since baseball, the 30-year fixed mortgage. The process of house hacking involves living on one part of a house you buy while renting the rest so that your monthly

House Hacking the American Dream
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Dissecting Failure

Nobody likes to fail, and some of us hate it so much that we hide our failure. Blaming it on bad luck, bad timing, and even others is all part of the human condition. Failure is something we can build on top of, and failures are like scars; and Nicholas

Dissecting Failure
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Automate the Rental Home Middlemen

We have software that reaches out and coordinates the real world, just none of it seems to be in real estate. Uber can send you a taxi at the push of a button; DoorDash can bring you any meal you want right to your home. Anyone can push buttons today,

Automate the Rental Home Middlemen
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What do you do?

What do any of us do? The most obvious answer to what we do, for many of us, is that we do what we can and what circumstances and opportunities permit. For example, I started working at a young age as a busboy because my family needed my help, and

What do you do?