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The Law of Category - How to rise to the top despite competition (01:19:42)
Why engagement is more important than quantity (01:21:32)
ICOs, Token Sales, and Pre-Selling - How to fund your startup without trading equity (01:23:20)
How to pick the right investors for you (01:29:52)
How to communicate effectively and inspire people with narrative (01:32:48)
Adam's proposed 12 week mentorship program - The most important things to start with (01:40:21)
How to avoid burnout - Introducing the concept of play (01:41:11)
How to vet potential hires (01:45:36)
Bad advice for getting started and how to avoid it (01:47:04)
Common mistakes to avoid when starting a software company (01:49:07)
What is lacking in tech entrepreneurship? - And how to add value by filling those gaps (01:52:40)
Don't be the stereotypical stoic (01:57:01)
The leaders of the blockchain movement - Adam's biggest influences in tech entrepreneurship (01:59:17)
Adam's definition of success (02:04:29)
All meat diets, microdosing LSD, and not answering your text messages (02:05:11)
The blank billboard - a moment of pause from advertising (02:07:14)
Follow up with: Matryx.ai and @matryx_ai, Adam's work on Medium, Twitter, his blog, his site, and his most recent project Roll with Alice (coming soon) (02:08:08)
Things to think about: reading, meditation, and minimalism (02:09:27)
Introducing Adam Simon, Nanome.ai and Matryx.ai (5:15)
Explaining: "What is Blockchain?" (6:46)
Getting Introduced to the Top - How Adam got involved with Keita Funakawa, Steve McCloskey, and Nanome.ai (8:56)
Why you should work for free when starting out (15:26)
How to add value to companies much bigger than you (19:03)
Why you should be using LinkedIn (28:49)
Why it's important to take a break (34:46)
How to land the best internships (35:58)
How to learn from the executives at your job (42:06)
Adam's best resources for getting started (43:45)
How to learn to LOVE reading (44:28)
How to get involved in tech entrepreneurship or your field of choice (45:58)
How to master the basics first so that everything becomes easier (48:54)
Why no one knows what they're doing when starting out and why that's a good thing (52:56)
How to overcome any tough decision using two Stoic exercises (55:18)
How to create a team working environment that works for you, even when you have "less experience" than your employees (57:41)
3 crucial qualities for getting hired by the best companies (01:03:22)
Mark Zuckerberg's hiring rule (01:06:48)
What activity bears the highest return on investment? - See Market Research, Immersion, and Validation (01:08:13)
Create quality content - How to audit your strengths and personality type to figure out what kind of content creation is right for you (01:12:47)
How to validate your idea - Idea Generation (19:21)
How to convince yourself to get started: How Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, pushed herself (24:37)
How to build a following for your startup - Market Immersion & Product Development (15:25)
Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think (13:45)
What to do when you're torn between different projects (36:36)
How to overcome F.U.D: Fear, Uncertainty & Doubt (38:28)
Radical Candor - The under-used method for being the best boss (56:39)
Phil's Role Model: Tupac Shakur (59:02)
The benefits of sleeping twice a day (01:01:08)
What real hustling looks like (10:41)
Should you start a business with your friends? (12:50)
How to start a creative business AND WIN (15:59)
Bad advice and common mistakes to avoid when getting started (18:01)
The BEST advice for students who want to start their own creative business (19:49)
How to build a team by auditing your strengths (24:01)
The best resource I use to manage my team effectively (26:04)
Where does DRIVE stem from? (35:23)
SCHOOL: The Good & The BAD. How to take advantage of education (37:43)
The MOST important thing to learn before starting a social company (43:52)
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