Weekly Reflection: Week One Hundred Eighty-Four

This is my one-hundred-eighty-fourth weekly reflection. Here are my takeaways from this week:

  • Seeing the obvious – Sometimes I look at something many times. Then one day it clicks, and I see something I’d missed. Afterward, it seems so obvious that I wonder how I ever missed it. This week was a reminder that the obvious isn’t always obvious at first.
  • Conviction – Having conviction in what you’re doing matters, especially when you’re doing things that are non-consensus. Doing the work to build that conviction is important.   
  • Fundraising – Raising too much money too early can negatively impact a start-up. Some founders think the more money they have, the better, without thinking through the implications. I had this chat with a few founders this week.
  • Investing edge – All investors need an edge to generate outsize returns. You can copy what another investor does but not generate the same returns because you don’t have the same edge. Finding the edge that’s unique to you is important—but not easy.  
  • Reinventing the wheel – I want to lean more into getting exposed to great ideas and building on them instead of trying to create so many new ideas.

Week one hundred eighty-four was another week of learning. Looking forward to next week!