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Mike Gorlon
Summaries that save you time and help you learn more.
Created 30 Jun 2021
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  • How Are The Royalties Distributed In The Music Industry?
    30 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    This article does a really good job explaining a very complicated topic – how streaming royalties for the music industry in the U.S are distributed. I had to read this article 2 or 3 times to really g...
  • Breakdown of Alibaba's Business
    27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Business Breakdowns from Patrick O'Shaughnessy is one of the best ways to learn about new businesses. In this Business Breakdowns episode, Ram Parameswaran who is the founder and managing partner at O...
  • NFTs and Web3
    25 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    This article by Packy McCormick is about corporations getting involved with NFTs and web3, the next big stage of the internet. Web1 started around 1996 and lasted until around 2004. Web1 was all about...
  • Researching SEC Filings And Footnotes
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Edwin Dorsey of The Bear Cave Newsletter did a really interesting interview with Michelle Leder. Michelle Leder is the creator of the website Footnoted where she digs through company filings looking f...
  • Effects of Healthcare Spending on the Global Economy
    13 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Niels Clemen Jensen is out with his September letter and it covers healthcare spending. I highly suggest giving all of Niels’ investment letters a read since there is so much to learn from them. Niels...
  • The Verge's Interview With Mark Zuckerberg About The Metaverse
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    After Facebook’s 2nd Quarter earnings call where Mark Zuckerberg laid out his intentions for Facebook to develop a metaverse, Casey Newton of the Verge was able to track him down to do an interview wh...
  • What Is The Metaverse?
    01 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Andy Serwer and Max Zahn wrote a really good short and easy-to-read article on Yahoo Finance of what the metaverse is and why it matters to you. They described the metaverse as “the next mega-phase of...
  • The Metaverse
    19 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    Here is what Mark Zuckerberg recently said on Facebook’s last earnings call, “We believe that [the metaverse] is going to be the successor to the mobile internet. You're going to be able to access the...
  • 2013 Nomad Partnership Letter
    07 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Between 2001 and 2013, a dollar invested with Nicholas Sleep and Qais Zakaria has grown to $10.10 while a dollar invested in the MSCI World index net of fees has grown to $3.60. Nicholas said they don...
  • A Different Take On Incentives
    07 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Nicholas Sleep wrote some of the best shareholder letters ever while he was managing his fund, Nomad, with his partner Qais Zakaria. In his June 30th, 2013 partnership letter, Nicholas Sleep dedicates...
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