A podcast by 1517 Fund exploring subversive intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and thinkers across society.
033. $50K Investments in Ideas/R&D: Danielle Talks Invisible College
The Invisible College is an idea/R&D stage investment program that 1517 is launching this summer and fall to support founders who would rather build than go to school in the fall. To be considered for the Invisible College, you must:
* Be in North America
* Have at least 1 member of your team with no undergraduate degree
* Plan on working full-time on your company
Learn more at 1517fund.com/post/invisible-college
Apply at 1517fund.com/take-action
032. 1517 at Home: Alex Gladstein on Why Bitcoin Matters for Human Rights.
Alex Gladstein joins 1517 Fund for a 1517 at Home conversation about how Bitcoin protects human rights, its applications around the world, and the coming death of cash that totalitarian and authoritarian regimes world over want to accelerate.
Alex is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum and the co-author of The Little Bitcoin Book.
To request an invite to a future 1517 at Home conversation, visit 1517fund.com/at-home.
031. 1517 at Home: Ryan Kulp on Fitness for Hackers, Mindset, and Accountability
Ryan Kulp is a self-taught developer, marketer, musician, founder of Fomo and Fork Equity, and the author of Fitness for Hackers. He joins a live audience of the 1517 Community to discuss how the hacker mindset can be applied to fitness, nutrition, and how he stays accountable to constant learning in his personal development.
Mentioned during the conversation:
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Indistractible by Nir Eyal
Switch by Chip and Dan Heath
Ryan's personal website
Fitness for Hackers
If you would like to join as the live audience during a future 1517 At Home, please request an invite to a future session here.
030. 1517 at Home: Samo Burja on Why Civilizations Collapse
There are at least 12 identifiable Dark Ages in the recorded history of human civilization. Although we are all fascinated with the idea of the collapse of civilization, have we considered why civilizations actually collapse?
Join Samo Burja, founder of Bismarck Analytics and research fellow at LongNow, to explore the causes behind civilizational collapse and how people like yourself can stay ahead of the curve. You can follow Samo on twitter @samoburja.
Suggested readings from Samo:
“Annoyance or Armageddon?”
“Intellectual Dark Matter”
“On the Loss and Preservation of Knowledge”
“Institutional Failure as Surprise”
Suggested Book: 1777 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
029. 1517 at Home: Byrne Hobart on the Mimetic Theory of Bubbles
Why do economic bubbles happen? Historically, theorists have proposed competing theories like the efficient market hypothesis, the easy money theory, and a “heroes and villains” theory. In this workshop and roundtable discussion we explored the mimetic desire theory of bubbles. Based on Rene Girard’s theory of mimetic desire, the mimetic theory of bubbles states that bubbles arise not from copying behavior, but from copying desire.
Byrne Hobart (@byrnehobart)is a finance and technology analyst and writer. His career spans working as an investment analyst at large-scale hedge funds and as a research provider to digital marketing, strategy, and business development at media conglomerates and startups. His writing and research interests cover economic history, technology trends, the startup industry, and applied finance. He has been cited and quoted across business and technology publications like Stratechery, Techcrunch, NPR, and the New York Times. His newsletter is at diff.substack.com.
This is part of the 1517 At Home series of live workshops. You can request an invite at 1517fund.com/at-home.
028. Updates! New Podcast, New Channels, New Content Coming Here
We give some updates for our subscribers on our new podcast, Founders First, what we'll be doing on this podcast soon, and some new distribution channels we have.