Cool things I learned from @balajis:

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Building a city

- Vote with feet + wallet
- Coordinate with social
- Crowd-fund with crypto
- Migrate with mobile

The entire history of China and Deng Xiaoping in 8 minutes...

Woke v capitalist v crypto capital and why we should get paid every cent for our digital labor

Why you should stop using Google now, the great tech solar eclipse, command line searches for thought criminal

The decentralization and unbundling of big tech

Excited to share with you this conversation with one of the most incredible minds I have ever met.

Welcome to @balajis' world.

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More from @justinkan

27 May
My first company @twitch sold for a billion dollars.

My second one lost $75 million in 36 months.

People love talking about success, but today I'm going to talk about failure.

It's time to be honest about Atrium:
During my time as Partner at @ycombinator, my ambition to build something big only grew.

I took the plunge and decided to follow the 'age-old' wisdom of fixing my own problem and building a startup around the solution.

I hated doing legal work for my startups and never really understood what I was paying for.

The entire experience was too complicated and opaque. I started Atrium to make this easier for founders.

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24 May
During these turbulent crypto times, what am I doing about it? Dropping 9 more NFTs today!

Everyone who owns one of my NFTs will be invited to a Justin Kan NFT shareholder call on June 3rd. These are your ticket in!

Auction starts now and ends 5/31!…
Why I Was "Successful" But Unhappy (1 of 1)…
I Sold My Startup On Ebay For $258,100 (1 of 1)…
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14 May
It took me a long time to learn that happiness is something you can train yourself to become better at it. It just takes some dedication, practice and persistence.

These habits have helped me become a much happier person:
1. Gratitude Journaling:

Find three things that you are grateful for in your life, and write them down every single morning. It could be anything as simple as your morning coffee to being healthy.
2. Negative Visualization:

Close your eyes and visualize a really bad hypothetical situation. What if you suddenly went blind, or suffered from a serious injury?
Read 12 tweets
6 May
When I started, it felt like an impossible task.

Here's some important advice on how you can start doing anything:

Many people, when faced with doing something new that they know nothing about, won’t ever get started.
The idea behind was simple enough: a 24 hour livestream video feed of our SF adventures, which would be broadcasted from a portable camera to online viewers.

Like most things in life however, theory and practice are very different things.
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22 Apr
@garrytan's initial investment of $300K in @coinbase since 2012 is now worth over $2 billion.

But his journey to success has been no fairytale.

Here's what you need to know about masks, expectations, and mental health in your own journey to success:
Garry grew up with an alcoholic father, and suffered abuse and traumatic events that affected him throughout his life.

A fearful mindset of scarcity was seared into his mind at a young age.
Throughout Garry’s life, extrinsic markers such as good grades, financial success, and even his YouTube channel have created a performance of his identity.

This mask was a defense mechanism against the painful world around him.
Read 13 tweets
19 Apr
We are halfway through April, where we are celebrating Asian icons on @thequest_pod to #stopAAPIhate.

I want to bring back this gem from the archive w/ @jaesonma and his crazy stories: kicking it with @JLin7, working for @MCHammer, and founding @88rising.

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The #linsanity story is my favorite.

@jaesonma met @JLin7 before his big play for the @nyknicks. The young Jeremy was nervous: JMA thought he might get dropped.

Everything changed in MSG. 'You could feel the electricity. This was an AA moment 🇺🇸'

Seeing @JLin7 walk into the locker room, @jaesonma held prayers.

'[He was] glowing. Like a young David who just killed the Goliath.'

In a few weeks, #linsanity took over the world by storm.

'When one Asian talent breaks out, it changes the world.'

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