Huge fanatic when it comes to quality content consumption. Here are some golden resources, which should help with content mostly around → startups, venture capital, general tech across the Indian and US landscape.
Strongly believe that you could read all of Paul Graham, Shane Parish and Naval Ravikant and basically be done with the most important learnings of life. Here are some of the best blogs by them:
- How To Be Successful by Sam Altman One of the best reads there exists. This is super evergreen and is something that I try to revisit every quarter/6 months.
How To Be Successful
I’ve observed thousands of founders and thought a lot about what it takes to make a huge amount of money or to create something important. Usually, people start off wanting the former and end up...
- Arm Yourself with Specific Knowledge by Naval Ravikant Very important principle to know, very difficult to live by. In tune with the 10,000 hour rule that a lot of folks talk about. Simply love it!
Arm Yourself With Specific Knowledge
Do you want to talk a little bit about the skills that you need, in particular specific knowledge, accountability, leverage and judgment. So, the first tweet in this area is “Arm yourself with specific knowledge accountability and leverage.” And I’ll throw in judgment as well. I don’t think you covered that in that particular tweet. More
- How to Think by Shane Parish Shane Parish is one of the best there is. His constant emphasis on thinking better, writing better and especially on things such as → consistency, discipline, boring work are all golden, always!
How to Think Better: The Skill You've Never Been Taught
Thinking better isn't about learning more; it's about doing a few simple things that really help create unstoppable progress.
- How To Do Great Work by Paul Graham PG Essays are the OG Essays that simplify life. While all of them are great, this recent one is a phenomenal read!
As a Podcaster, consuming the best content is not a choice - its imperative. These are the best podcasts I’ve come across!
→ Acquired FM The best tech podcast there is, period. Start off with the Benchmark/Sequoia Episode if you are a Venture Nerd, if not → start off with the LVMH / Uber Episode.
Listen to Acquired on Spotify. Every company has a story. Learn the playbooks that built the world’s greatest companies — and how you can apply them as a founder, operator, or investor.
→ Masters of Scale Reid Hoffman is a legend, this podcast is amazing especially cause Reid is super pointed and knows being a founder + investor. Love the early episodes and how much the pod has transformed. Start off with the early ones if you’re new to it.
Masters of Scale
Listen to Masters of Scale on Spotify. Award-winning business advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs, from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack, share the strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands — and to weather crisis when it strikes. Our two formats help tell the complete story of how a business grows, survives and thrives, and the mindsets of growth that keep leaders in the game.On each episode of our classic format, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, asking his guests to share their stories of entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. You’ll hear the human journey too — failures, setbacks, learnings. From our Rapid Response format, you can expect real-time wisdom from business leaders in fast-changing situations. Hosted by Bob Safian, past editor in chief of Fast Company, these episodes tackle crisis response, rebuilding, diversity & inclusion, leadership change and much more.
→ 20Min VC Harry Stebbings is a huge personal inspiration. An absolute machine, he has the best content in the ecosystem when it comes to Venture. Most of what I know about US Venture is because of this pod, absolute gold!
The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch
Listen to The Twenty Minute VC (20VC): Venture Capital | Startup Funding | The Pitch on Spotify. The Twenty Minute VC (20VC) interviews the world's greatest venture capitalists with prior guests including Sequoia's Doug Leone and Benchmark's Bill Gurley. Once per week, 20VC Host, Harry Stebbings is also joined by one of the great founders of our time with prior founder episodes from Spotify's Daniel Ek, Linkedin's Reid Hoffman, and Snowflake's Frank Slootman. If you would like to see more of The Twenty Minute VC (20VC), head to www.20vc.com for more information on the podcast, show notes, resources and more.
→ Invest Like The Best Love Patrick as a host. Very very interesting podcast with a variety of guests, must listen!
Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy
Listen to Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy on Spotify. Conversations with the best investors and business leaders in the world. We explore their ideas, methods, and stories to help you better invest your time and money. Hear stock market and boardroom insights you can't find anywhere else. If you're a professional investor, CEO, entrepreneur, or business strategist, this is for you. Explore all our episodes and learn more at https://www.joincolossus.com
→ Think Fast, Talk Smart The best podcast for communicating well. It is one of the most crucial skills that exists. I love this podcast, and hugely recommend it if you want to improve your communication skills.
Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques
Listen to Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques on Spotify. Join Matt Abrahams, a lecturer of Strategic Communication at Stanford Graduate School of Business, as he sits down with experts in the field to discuss real-world challenges.How do I send my message clearly when put on the spot? How do I write emails to get my point across? How can I easily convey complex information? How do I manage my reputation? Whether you’re giving a toast or presenting in a meeting, communication is critical to success in business and in life.Think Fast, Talk Smart provides the tools, techniques, and best practices to help you communicate more effectively.
The greatest source of learning for me, which also includes some amazing podcasts!
→ Big Think
The best channel on new ideas, simplified by experts in short, concise (8-10 minute) videos.
Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content -- with thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, we help you get smarter, faster. Get actionable lessons from the world’s greatest thinkers & doers. Our experts are either disrupting or leading their respective fields. We aim to help you explore the big ideas and core skills that define knowledge in the 21st century, so you can apply them to the questions and challenges in your own life. Other Frequent contributors include Michio Kaku & Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Head to bigthink.com for a multitude of articles just as informative and satisfying as our videos. New articles posted daily on a range of intellectual topics. Join Big Think+ to gain access to an immense library of content. It features insight from many of the most celebrated and intelligent individuals in the world today. - Subscribe for daily videos. - Business inquiries and fan suggestions welcome.
→ View From The Top - Stanford GSB Lecture Series
The best lecture series. The conversations with Michael Moritz, Doug Leone, Vinod Khosla amongst others, are my favourite ones!
View From The Top
View From The Top is a student-led speaker series that aims to create a rich learning experience for current students and translate into lasting impressions ...
→ The Diary Of A CEO
Steven is a host I largely look up to. The best collection of multi-disciplinary insights in my opinion.
→ All-In Podcast
The best tech commentary there is. Amazingly insightful people with strong opinions, unafraid to express them with great comradry amongst them.
Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks & David Friedberg cover all things economic, tech, political, social & poker. Follow the besties: https://twitter.com/chamath https://linktr.ee/calacanis https://twitter.com/DavidSacks https://twitter.com/friedberg Follow the pod: https://twitter.com/theallinpod https://linktr.ee/allinpodcast Wet Your Beak: https://thesyndicate.com/allin
→ Indian Silicon Valley
Fair Plug-In since my pod is genuinely one of my go-to resources time and again!
Indian Silicon Valley by Jivraj Singh Sachar
The Indian Silicon Valley is the one stop destination to know everything about starting up in the Indian Ecosystem. On this channel, the host - Jivraj Singh Sachar has conversations with the most special startup founders and funders from the Indian Valley!