Writing worth reading - 29th/30th April 2023
“I’ll Walk Away From Anything”: Kara Swisher Calls the Shots by Charlotte Klein
“She is a conspiracy theorist, batshit-crazy bigot, and antisemite, and for some reason that has made her a rock star in the Republican Party,” says Sykes, a Never Trump–style conservative. And? “She’s a believer—it’s bullshit, but she believes in it....”
2 Years Of Lessons From Running My Own Bookstore by Ryan Holiday
“It’s been interesting to watch people in our small town care a lot about what other people in the small town think. Except this small town isn’t big enough to support a bookstore. When you’re starting out doing things, you get strong opinions from people in your local scene etc. But that’s not who you should be trying to impress, or who matters in the long run. Look outward, onwards. Don’t be stuck thinking small, don’t let the scene you chanced into constrain you...”
Hindenburg Research shorts Jack Dorsey’s payments group Block by Joshua Franklin , Ortenca Aliaj and Oliver Ralph
“Hindenburg said that in investigating the matter, it had opened several accounts under fake names including “Donald Trump” and “Elon Musk”. The short seller also claimed that what was portrayed as Block’s “wild west” approach had led it to become a popular service for criminals to process transactions.…”
The Luckier You Are The Nicer You Should Be by Morgan Housel
“Nothing too good or too bad stays that way forever, because great times plant the seeds of their own destruction through complacency and leverage, and bad times plant the seeds of their own turnaround through opportunity and panic-driven problem-solving…”
‘Find Your 9others’
‘Find your 9others’, the book about the first 10 years of 9others is available for pre-order here.
From the blurb:
If you could sit down to dinner with some of the world's most ambitious startup entrepreneurs, what would you ask them?
Since 2011, 9others has hosted over 5,000 entrepreneurs at 500 events in over 45 cities around the world and asked one simple question: what's keeping you up at night? We’ve heard the challenges that entrepreneurs all around the world have faced; their thinking and the behavioural traits that helped them overcome those challenges.
In this book, 9others founders Katie Lewis and Matthew Stafford will help you discover the questions you should be asking yourself as you start and scale your own start up, and why you should go on your own journey to find your 9others.
Upcoming meals with 9others
Tuesday 13th June — Manchester — details and signup here.
Join us to celebrate the launch of 'Find your 9others' — Thursday June 29th — London — details and signup here
Please book in & share with good people you know in the above cities.