Investing in Operating Systems: Alex Rampell
Alex Rampell, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Alex has a long history in fintech, having co-founded six companies in his career, including Affirm and TrialPay. During our conversation, we cover Alex’s framework for positive selection in investing, why the best investments are often operating systems or systems of record, and Alex’s views on the future of fintech.
Author: Invest Like the Best. Listen: 1hr 17min
Interview with Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook is going all in on the metaverse. So much so they are changing their name to Meta. Great interview on the shift with Mark.
Author: Stratechery. Read: 20 min.
How Quickly Do Algorithms Improve?
Algorithms are being improved, so in turn, less computing power is needed. While algorithmic efficiency may have less of a spotlight, you’d definitely notice if your trusty search engine suddenly became one-tenth as fast, or if moving through big datasets felt like wading through sludge.
Author: Rachel Gordon | MIT News. Read: 5 min.
Sunday Bonus: What Happens to the Nation’s Food Supply in the Event of a California Crisis?
It’s legitimately nuts just how much food grows in California.
The state’s $54B agriculture industry is responsible for ⅔ of US fruits and nuts and more than ⅓ of its veggies. With cracks in the food supply chain and California’s persistent drought, farms are drying up while costs increase.
Author: The Hustle.
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