The Hard Fork by Marvin Liao

Silicon Valley Meets the World. Strong Opinions & Perspective on Venture Capital, The Technology & Media Biz.
Created 06 Jan 2019
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  • Marvin’s Best Weekly Reads Oct 17th, 2021
    17 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    “Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.”― Virgil This is incredibly smart. "Jon Oringer, the billionaire founder and former leader of ShutterstockInc., a global photography pr...
  • Your Inside Game is More Important than the Outside Game
    16 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    We’ve all seen these situations in real life, and in some cases, actually been in these situations. The Supremely fit Olympic Athlete who cracks under pressure in a competition. The ball player who tr...
  • The Extremes of America: Why It’s both the Best & Worst Country on the Planet
    13 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    If you get past the clickbaity title, you will find that it’s absolutely true. I am incredibly fortunate to have lived in San Francisco now for the last 22 years of my life and have a Love-Hate relati...
  • Marvin’s Best Weekly Reads Oct 10th, 2021
    10 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.”― Gautama Buddha "For the aspiring Sovereign Individual, a person of humble and grow...
  • The Cycle of Life: Career, Crisis and Family
    09 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    I’ve recently gotten into this recent modern Taiwanese tv series called “The Making of an Ordinary Woman”, which traces the story of a young career oriented lady who is making her life in the big city...
  • Rip the Bandage Off NOW: There is No Better Time for Personal Change
    06 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    The reality right now is many people are feeling stuck & unhappy. A recent survey by Gartner states that only 13% are highly satisfied with their work. A whopping 46% are HIGHLY dissatisfied with thei...
  • Marvin’s Best Weekly Reads Oct 3rd, 2021
    03 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
    “Heroism is Endurance for one minute more”--George F. Kennan "The point is that policies will shift as the nature of productive society changes. The people and institutions that advocate for policies ...
  • Iron Versus Gold: Learning to Love Good Times and Bad Times
    02 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    War time and Peace Time. Depressions and Boom Times. I’ve thought alot about why militaries that are developed during times of peace tend to get wrecked in the beginning of the war. The generals who r...
  • Consistency is King & Queen in Startups, Business & Life
    29 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Lessons from archery class. Instructor recommends focusing on groupings and consistency. Then focus on “Gap Shooting” which is the process of shooting one arrow to see where it lands and how far from ...
  • Marvin’s Best Weekly Reads Sept 26th, 2021
    26 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    “A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.”--Bernard De Fontenelle Woke is a joke. "This also holds true at country level. Countries that implement ever-stricter woke regulation w...
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