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Building my 4th 8-figure biz (B2B media holdco). Also GP & Investor at The Family Fund VC. Biomed engineer too. Helping founders achieve breakout performance.
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Jun 10 12 tweets 4 min read
Elon Musk fired 80% of Twitter (6500 people) and everyone thought that Twitter was doomed.

He was right. Everyone was wrong.

It’s the management masterclass of the decade and every entrepreneur must understand why it worked 🧵: Image Disclaimer: The intention of this thread is not to support layoffs. They suck for everyone involved, especially those who are let go.

Rather, my objective is to show that often it's best to zig when everyone else is zagging.

And that smaller teams often perform best.
Apr 30 26 tweets 7 min read
In 2016, two guys appeared on Shark Tank.

Their ask was the highest till that time - $2M for a 5% stake.

The judges laughed, ridiculed, and roasted them.

Today, they're doing tens of millions every year & have a $6M contract with the US Dept of Defense.

Here's the story 🧵 Image Here's a clip from their time on Shark Tank.

In the end, the founders said "It's gonna be cheap in the long run".

And they certainly weren't wrong.
Apr 27 18 tweets 5 min read
Nicotine is the most misunderstood chemical compound.
Humans have been consuming it for 12,000 years for pleasure.

But with the correct dosage, nicotine elevates memory, attention, mood and cognitive function.

Let me explain: Nicotine as a nootropic helps in:

- Improving short and long-term memory
- Increasing alertness and attention
- Elevating Mood
- Boosting overall cognitive and brain function

Let's dive into it 🧵 Image
Apr 17 30 tweets 8 min read
I'm convinced everyone aged 30+ needs to watch this exchange between longevity experts Peter Attia & Andrew Huberman.

Understanding this may extend your lifespan by 10 years.

Let me explain in simple language 👇: The first key to living longer is to prevent the main causes of death. These are:

- Heart disease
- Metabolic disease
- Neurodegeneration
- Cancer Image
Apr 9 17 tweets 5 min read
Hard skills get you the job, soft skills get you promoted.

Master these 2 soft skills to change the trajectory of your career 🧵 Warren Buffet talks about how the greatest investment you can make is in YOURSELF.

Learning the arts of communication and dependability is a great place to start.

There are no soft skills more important to master.
Apr 6 14 tweets 4 min read
8 years ago, Jensen Huang hand delivered to OpenAI, the first AI-focussed GPU made by Nvidia.

This moment marks the end of Intel's dominance.
It wasn't luck, it was deeper.

Jensen has said publicly that Nvidia 'did it' by religiously following 4 core values 👇🏻 Image Value 1. Have low expectations (but high standards)

Jensen believes that people with very high expectations have very low resilience.

But resilience - forged from the experience of pain & suffering - is required to achieve meaningful success.
Apr 2 18 tweets 5 min read
I pay $24,000/yr to my EA to handle a multitude of tasks.

She saves me 20+ hours per week.

I'm able to run 3 businesses, travel the world & give my family enough time while working out every day.

Here's how I hired and trained an EA to 2X my productivity 🧵 Right now your day looks like this:

You wake up & get crushed by 5-minute tasks:

- Email inbox w/ 100 messages
- Need to delegate 25 tasks to 5 different people
- 10 scheduling requests
- 8 meeting agendas
- Personal: 5 errands & appointments

This takes up 50% of your time. Image
Mar 29 21 tweets 6 min read
Peter Thiel's fellowship program has produced more unicorns than Stanford in the last 5 years.

The combined worth of companies under his fellowship is over $100B

He uses 6 questions to identify 20-year-olds and their potential billion-dollar companies

Test yourself with them🧵 Image Here are some companies that were founded at the Theil Fellowship program 👇

- Ethereum ($300B)
- Figma ($10B)
- Oyo Rooms ($9B)
- Polkadot ($7B)
- Loom ($4B) Image
Mar 7 13 tweets 3 min read
Peter Thiel recruited Reid Hoffman, Chad Hurley, Sam Altman, David Sacks, and Keith Rabois. Also partnered with Elon Musk.

He's used these 4 questions time and time again to identify 20-year-olds who would go on to be billionaires.

Test yourself with these questions: Image This is one of my favorite videos on hiring because the advice is so unique and seemingly contradictory:
Mar 3 37 tweets 10 min read
I designed a health protocol to naturally add 25 pounds of muscle in < 1 year.

It took me a 4 year biomedical engineering degree and a 10+ years of trial and error to perfect it.

Let me teach it to you in 2 minutes🧵: Image I've been skinny my whole life.

But as I approached 40, I knew I would have age-related muscle loss.

Lack of muscle is predictive of a shorter lifespan and worse recovery after injuries.

So I ran in the other direction and gained 25 pounds to improve my longevity and mobility.
Feb 24 19 tweets 5 min read
You only feel motivated when your body has a dopamine level above normal.

But because you always have a high level of phone-dopamine, it's hard to get a 'higher' spike; which is needed to feel motivated.

Thread: Huberman's Dopamine-Control Protocol to raise your motivation Image This might be the most important 2-minute clip in the history of Huberman Lab

The quote that stuck with me:

"Your experience of life and your level of motivation and drive depends on how much dopamine you have relative to your recent experience."
Feb 20 24 tweets 8 min read
~300 people die EVERY DAY prematurely because they don't identify symptoms soon enough.

I'll spend ~$4,000 this year on these 10 tests to identify my health risks & extend my lifespan. (I'm 41 yo w/ a "biological age" of 26)

Bookmark my protocol to avoid premature death 👇🏻 Image DISCLAIMER:

- I'm not a doctor and this thread isn't medical advice
- Please consult your primary care physician prior to taking any tests

I recommend this protocol to my family & friends because I would be crushed if they died too early from a preventable health condition.
Feb 17 26 tweets 5 min read
Bruce Lee stuck his training routine on the wall of his gym.

He wanted people who dismiss him as 'gifted' to know that he worked 4x harder than them.

I read his biography and learnt ONE big lesson: Image Greatness is just practise in disguise.

Let me explain.
Jan 23 17 tweets 5 min read
Peter Thiel converted $2000 into $5 billion and will pay $0 taxes.

He did it by buying equity from inside a ROTH IRA.

Every business owner can copy what he has done.

How you can use a Mega Backdoor ROTH and grow your money tax-free like him 👇 Image Firstly, how did Thiel create a 10-figure tax-free investment vehicle through ROTH IRA?

Back in 1999, he purchased 1.7M shares in PayPal, for $0.001/share.

This was possible bc he co-founded the company in 1998.

He bought these from inside a self-directed Roth IRA. Image
Jan 17 25 tweets 8 min read
This sports drinks brand reached $1.2B/year revenue in just 24 months.

Two YouTubers sold 1 BILLION bottles and gained 5%+ market share in an industry led by Coca-Cola and Pepsi.

Business breakdown of how PRIME became one of the fastest-growing CPG companies ever to exist 👇 🧵 Image PRIME was launched by Logan Paul and KSI in Jan 2022.

Within the 1st year, Prime did $250M in retail sales.

Logan revealed they did $1.2B in sales in their 2nd year.

This growth rate is insane.
Jan 2 14 tweets 4 min read
9 years ago, Peter Thiel did a Reddit AMA.

Yesterday, I was going through it and found his philosophy of building companies.

10 startup-building nuggets from the Don of Paypal Mafia👇 Image 1. On competition vs capitalism Image
Dec 30, 2023 33 tweets 10 min read
How I achieved a biological age of 26 at age 40 without spending $2M/year.

Entrepreneurship does not have to take a toll on your health.

I've created a high performance lifestyle focused on health while founding 6 seven-eight figure businesses.

Read this to live longer 👇 🧵 Image Note that I get blood work every 3 months via @superpower or @golifeforce.

I have a degree in Biomedical Engineering & love this stuff.

Yale's Dr. Morgan Levine has an algorithm that uses 9 key biomarkers to determine "biological age." This is what I'm referring to: Image
Dec 17, 2023 18 tweets 4 min read
Here is the blueprint Elon Musk uses to hire exceptional talent at SpaceX, Tesla, and Neuralink 🧵

Bookmark for later. 1. Find Employee-Problem Fit

Elon uses direct questions to understand where his employees are coming from.

- 'What is your story?'
- 'The decisions you made, and why?'
- 'Biggest problems you solved and how?'

Deep questions help you understand their intrinsic motivation.
Dec 13, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
What is the best startup-building content out there?

I'll start with my top 9. Will add the best ones to the list 1. Do things that don't scale
by Paul Graham

Lessons:
• Build something users love
• Do it with smart people you like and trust
• Spend less money than you make

paulgraham.com/ds.html
Dec 12, 2023 33 tweets 6 min read
Every smart person I know reads a lot and all of the smart people they know also read a lot.

Young people don't understand that wealthy people take knowledge acquisition as seriously as wealth acquisition.

How I've carefully read over 500 books and how I remember most of it🧵 There are 3 things you need to learn to become a lifelong reader:

How to read more
How to remember what you read
How to apply it in life
Dec 11, 2023 19 tweets 5 min read
How Sam Altman became a self-taught AI genius and how you can become an expert at anything in 6 months 🧵 Let's say you want to learn everything about AI and how it works, and you have never written a single line of code in your life.

I am no AI expert, but there is a way of learning everything.

Here's how you would go from zero to 'future expert' in 6 months: Image