I used to think that Pinterest was only a “mom tool” for DIY artsy folks. But it has quickly evolved into a money making machine and social media behemoth.
It seems that a lot of people, specifically men, don’t understand Pinterest.
Nearly my entire investing career has been focused on the public markets. I work for a private employee-owned company but I’ve never invested in any private companies outside of my own.
Recently, I started to become more interested in tech startups and private markets—mostly because of the hot IPO market in the last two years. I wanted to get involved early and see a different side of investing. I also wanted to diversify across different markets to generate alpha.
I recently bought a slightly used truck from a relative. First time truck owner. Let’s just say that my testosterone is currently in a bull market right now. Pro-tip: In some states, if you purchase a vehicle from a relative you don’t have pay sales tax—which can easily add up to $3-4k.
Successful people are different people. To do something better means it’s already been done before. To do something different means it’s something new—it’s singular.
It’s a gift to exist. And with existence comes suffering.
While I do a lot of my own home renovation projects, one thing is constant—if you want something done right you must have the right tool for the job. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to use a tool that wasn’t right for the job and ended up getting frustrated and spending more time and money fixing the problem.