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Bill Ferrell
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  • Learning in Public: 10/31/2021
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Master Of The Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro Notes: Skip the first 4 chapters if you have read either of the previous 2 books. Kennedy was quick to adopt TV and leverage it to g...
  • Learning in Public: 10/25/21
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Links + Comments Counting people The devil is always in the details. Interesting thread: We don’t have an accurate population count both at a local and national level - in the US nor really in any cou...
  • Learning in Public: 10/18/2021
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Links + Comments: Pave bikes - https://www.pavemotors.com/platform You buy an electric bike. You get the bike + an NFT Now you can control who has access to your bike based on who has the NFT You can ...
  • Learning in Public: 8/13/2021
    13 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro Great read. Highly recommend it. Read it for the story of a young LBJ. Notes on LBJ: A few false starts in work/business before college. Was obsessed with status an...
  • Learning in Public: 6/29/2021
    29 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Notes on Crypto You can earn interest on your crypto holdings?! WTF is happening? Everyone is encouraged to never sell Bitcoin. But if I never sell my Bitcoin or stock, how do I use it to buy stuff? T...
  • Learning in Public: 6/22/2021
    22 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Cloud Kitchen: Virtual Brands Great article covering the developments in Cloud Kitchens over the last year: https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/1/22456930/chicken-wings-delivery-virtual-brands. A few note...
  • Learning in Public: 5/2/2021
    03 May 2021 • 3 min read
    M-Pesa & the IndiaStack: The Internet Country Go read: https://tigerfeathers.substack.com/p/the-internet-country M-Pesa is a mobile phone-based money transfer service, banking, payments, and microfina...
  • Learning in Public: 3/24/2021
    24 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Share Links and Learnings Not Born Yesterday by Hugo Mercier I do not recommend this book. Notes: People are really hard to convince / sway on issues where they are knowledgable AND OR where they stan...
  • Learning in Public: 3/21/2021
    21 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Share Links and Learnings Robots at the Grocery Store… Kiva Systems was one of the first to create moving robots with real, valuable jobs: (Why moving robots? Because washing machines, dryers and dish...
  • Learning in Public: 2/21/2021
    22 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    The Secret Life of Groceries by Benjamin Lorr Thank you to Greg Hochmuth for recommending this book. Go read it, you will laugh, you will cry, you will be disgusted and you will learn lots. Notes: Tra...
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