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The problem with OnlyFans’ mainstream dream
When the ‘subscription social network’ OnlyFans announced it would be banning the sexually explicit content that made it a billion-dollar business, sex workers were up in arms – and many observers wondered how the move could make financial sense. Then it had second thoughts. So what does this tech saga tell us about where pornography fits into the future of the internet – and is it just another example of the sex industry treating women as disposable?. Help support our independent journalism at <a href="
#60: How to Gear For Investment; Interview with an Angel Investor – Roei Samuel
In this episode, I spoke with Roei Samuel, angel investor and entrepreneur who successfully exited his previous company after attracting 4.5m users We covered: - The journey of how Roei started his company to how it got successfully acquired a few years later - As a start-up, how you can effectively gear yourself up for angel investors - Tips and advice of how to convert interest from an angel investor into money in your bank account --- The Millennial Entrepreneur publishes a new episode EVERY WEEK, showcasing the most inspirational young hustlers and analysing their journeys. Be sure to share and subscribe. Don't forget to leave a rating and a review as it really helps us grow and allows us to get the best guests for you. WANT A SHOUT OUT? If you want to get a SHOUT OUT in the next episode by me, be sure to leave a written review with your name on Apple Podcasts and I will read the best one out every week 🗣️ --- : @TheMillennialEntrepreneurPod Microphone/Equipment Used: : www.wingcard.io Music: | @dcuttermusic
#506: Balaji Srinivasan on The Future of Bitcoin and Ethereum, How to Become Noncancelable, the Path to Personal Freedom and Wealth in a New World, the Changing Landscape of Warfare, and More
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
20VC: Coinbase President & COO Emilie Choi on Building Coinbase Ventures into One of the Best Performing Funds with 0 Employees, How Coinbase Thinks Through Internal Resource Allocation and Prioritisation & Why, When and How To Hire Your COO and Head of C
is the President and Chief Operating Officer @ In Today’s Episode with Emilie Choi You Will Learn: 1.) How Emilie made her way into the world of startups, came to lead Corp Dev @ Linkedin and how that led to her joining forces with Brian @ Coinbase as COO & President? What lessons did Emilie learn from Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner that she has taken with her to Coinbase? 2.) Corp-Dev Guide: Why are so many startups trying to hire Head of Corp Devs today? What are the signals that suggest now is the right time? How would Emilie structure the process of hiring a Head of Corp Dev? What questions should be asked? How can you test their skills? What mistakes do CEOs often make when hiring Head of Corp Devs? 3.) COO Guide: What does the role of COO really mean to Emilie? How does Emilie advise founders on whether they do actually need a COO? How would Emilie structure the process of hiring a COO? What are some common red flags that concern Emilie when hiring COO's? What is the right relationship between CEO and COO? 4.) Resource Allocation: How does Coinbase think about internal resource allocation between core product and their venture products? What was the thinking behind Coinbase Ventures? Why do they have no full-time staff? What is the core objective of the fund? Why does Emilie think it will be one of the best performing funds in venture? Item’s Mentioned In Today’s Episode with Emilie Choi Emilie’s Favourite Book:
Talkers Are Leaders, DNA Evidence Myth, Thinking Sans Brain
Learn about a key trait in group leaders; why DNA evidence is overrated; and a brainless slime mold that can “think.” The "babble hypothesis" of leadership says people who talk more are seen as leaders by Steffie Drucker Dolan, E. W. (2021, July 17). New study finds people who speak more are more likely to be viewed as leaders. PsyPost; PsyPost. MacLaren, N. G., Yammarino, F. J., Dionne, S. D., Sayama, H., Mumford, M. D., Connelly, S., Martin, R. W., Mulhearn, T. J., Todd, E. M., Kulkarni, A., Cao, Y., & Ruark, G. A. (2020). Testing the babble hypothesis: Speaking time predicts leader emergence in small groups. The Leadership Quarterly, 31(5), 101409. Contrary To Popular Belief, DNA Evidence Is Far From Perfect by Ashley Hamer Shermer, M. (2015). Forensic Pseudoscience. Scientific American, 313(3), 95–95. Shaer, M. (2016, May 17). The Atlantic. The Atlantic; theatlantic. Dolan, M. (2019, January 29). The danger of DNA: It isn’t perfect. Chicagotribune.com; Chicago Tribune. There's a brainless slime mold that can do things often associated with thinking by Cameron Duke Greenberg, A. (2020, September 21). Eight smart things slime molds can do without a brain. Pbs.org; Nova. Murugan, N. J., Kaltman, D. H., Jin, P. H., Chien, M., Martinez, R., Nguyen, C. Q., Kane, A., Novak, R., Ingber, D. E., & Levin, M. (2021). Mechanosensation Mediates Long‐Range Spatial Decision‐Making in an Aneural Organism. Advanced Materials, 2008161. Thinking without a brain. (2021, July 15). EurekAlert! Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
96. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella: Why we need re-founders