Fat Tailed Thoughts

Off the beaten path musings on growth and change
Created 29 May 2021
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Digital Monies
    29 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Hey friends - The last two weeks, we covered the definition of money and the rapidly increasing central bank money supply. Almost everything we've discussed is money issued by or otherwise tied to gov...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: The Money Supply
    22 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Hey friends - We're continuing our dive into money, building off last week's letter that explored what is money. This week, we'll look into the money supply - how much money is there and how has that ...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: What is Money?
    15 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    Hey friends - We're going to embark on a big topic - money. We live in a remarkable time where anonymous software engineers can create novel "internet money" worth over $1 trillion and where the techn...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Vacation
    08 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Hey friends - No letter this week. I spent the long weekend and Rosh Hashanah with friends and family instead. We'll be back with a new one next week. Articles from around the interwebs and a cocktail...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Crypto Market Size
    01 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Hey friends - Over the past few weeks, I've had some fun conversations around how big crypto is. A challenge for me continues to contextual - how big is crypto relative to other stuff whose value grew...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Private Fund Structures
    25 Aug 2021 • 19 min read
    Hey friends - Have you ever wondered what a venture capital firm actually is? What's the legal structure? How are they structured to raise money from investors and invest in startups? What does it mea...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Startup Equity Compensation
    18 Aug 2021 • 16 min read • 1 2
    Hey friends - Over the past few weeks one topic keeps coming up in conversation, on Twitter and in person - how should startup employees think about startup equity? It's an important question where se...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Credit Card Payments
    11 Aug 2021 • 15 min read
    Hey friends - Welcome to our 10th letter! Thank you for the continued conversation, feedback, and encouragement - you're helping me become a better writer and providing the motivation to keep the lett...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: In Defense of Stupidity
    04 Aug 2021 • 17 min read
    Hey friends - Welcome to everyone who signed up this past week! Each week we explore 1-2 topics, often centered on growth and change. You'll find topics ranging from business and economics to biology ...
  • Fat Tailed Thoughts: Stock Trading is Broken
    28 Jul 2021 • 12 min read • 1 0
    Hey friends - Welcome to the 8th issue of Fat Tailed Thoughts! We've been on a 22,579-word journey so far, or about 8.5% of the way to Ulysses. I hope you've been enjoying reading this weekly letter a...
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