Balaji Srinivasan - Optimizing Your Inputs - [Invest Like the Best, EP. 233]

1h 45m · July 6, 2021

Balaji Srinivasan - Optimizing Your Inputs - [Invest Like the Best, EP. 233]

My guest today is Balaji Srinivasan, a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Balaji is known to challenge conventional wisdom, and he lives up to his reputation in this conversation. We discuss a wide variety of topics, including advancements in health tracking, ways to evaluate your own information diet, and how technology is driving decentralization and what that could mean for countries, corporations, and individuals.   Before we transition to the episode, if you enjoy this conversation with Balaji, I’d recommend the Ethereum episode on our newest show, Business Breakdowns. You can find that episode and more on your favorite podcast player or at joincolossus.com. Please enjoy my conversation with Balaji Srinivasan.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ------   This episode is brought to you by Canalyst. Canalyst is the leading destination for public company data and analysis. If you've been scrambling to keep up with the deluge of IPOs and SPACs these days, Canalyst has models on Marqeta, Oatly, Grab, and everything in between. Learn more and try Canalyst for yourself at   ------   This episode is brought to you by . Eight Sleep's new Pod Pro Cover is the easiest and fastest way to sleep at your perfect temperature. Simply add the Pod Pro Cover to your current mattress and start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. To embrace the future of sleep and get $150 off your new mattress, go to or use code "Patrick".   ------   Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, Inc. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.    Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus   Show Notes [00:03:30] - [First question] - Thoughts on information diets and how they influence individuals [00:21:37] - Ways to optimize your diet by reading the source material and consuming less news [00:26:40] - Understanding the informational supply chain and tracing data back to the origin [00:41:07] - Modern cities, the nature of a group of individuals, and what sovereignty may mean in the coming years [00:53:52] - Key ingredients and main components needed for a successful startup city [01:11:35] - Social impacts from everyone becoming an investor and how it ties into everything [01:25:49] - Recommendations and a personal prescription for longevity, health, and wealth [01:37:32] - The kindest thing anyone has ever done for him

  • 16:40 interesting conversation about the “Russell conjugation” (tendency to describe own situation more charitably than others) and the power dynamics and general ubiquity of this sort of rhetoric.

    9 days ago·
    Javier

    Great deconstruction and how it’s applied during covid

    9 days ago·
  • 1:34:40 "you should have whiteboards everywhere" - @Jack I'm not crazy 🤪

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  • 1:25:50 great set of rules for how to live life for health, wealth, happiness - @Nicolas seems to match our conclusions from wiser pod 👍

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    Sam

    @Go-Full-Crypto I think you'd like them

    12 days ago·
  • Another great conv worth a listen. Information diet, startup cities, optimizing health & wealth, on-chain technologies, crypto, and more 📝 @Sam @Martin-Ferrari

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    Javier

    @Nicolas feel like you may know this guy 👀

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    Nicolas

    @Javier did not, thanks for the reference!

    12 days ago·1 like·
    Sam

    Was a great listen thanks @Javier

    12 days ago·1 like·
    David

    Nice rec @Javier hard to keep up with the guest, he’s all over the idea map (in a good way).

    9 days ago·1 like·

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