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Learn from history's greatest entrepreneurs. Every week I read a biography of an entrepreneur and find ideas you can use in your work. This quote explains why: "There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little money and a few hours of time, you can learn from someone’s accumulated experience. There is so much more to learn from the past than we often realize. You could productively spend your time reading experiences of great people who have come before and you learn every time." —Marc Andreessen

Founders David Senra

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 1.2K Ratings

Learn from history's greatest entrepreneurs. Every week I read a biography of an entrepreneur and find ideas you can use in your work. This quote explains why: "There are thousands of years of history in which lots and lots of very smart people worked very hard and ran all types of experiments on how to create new businesses, invent new technology, new ways to manage etc. They ran these experiments throughout their entire lives. At some point, somebody put these lessons down in a book. For very little money and a few hours of time, you can learn from someone’s accumulated experience. There is so much more to learn from the past than we often realize. You could productively spend your time reading experiences of great people who have come before and you learn every time." —Marc Andreessen

    #357 Haruki Murakami

    #357 Haruki Murakami

    What I learned from reading What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir by Haruki Murakami.

    • 59 min
    #356 How The Sun Rose On Silicon Valley: Bob Noyce (Founder of Intel)

    #356 How The Sun Rose On Silicon Valley: Bob Noyce (Founder of Intel)

    What I learned from reading The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce: How the Sun Rose on Silicon Valley by Tom Wolfe.

    • 58 min
    #355 Rare Bernard Arnault Interview

    #355 Rare Bernard Arnault Interview

    What I learned from reading The House of Arnault by Brad Stone and Angelina Rascouet.

    • 44 min
    #354 Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's Richest Man

    #354 Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's Richest Man

    What I learned from reading Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America's Richest Man by Vance Trimble.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #353 How To Be Rich by J. Paul Getty

    #353 How To Be Rich by J. Paul Getty

    What I learned from reading How To Be Rich by J. Paul Getty.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #352 J. Paul Getty: The Richest Private Citizen in America

    #352 J. Paul Getty: The Richest Private Citizen in America

    What I learned from reading As I See it: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty by J. Paul Getty.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Denver Founder ,

Life Long Learning

David has created an AMAZING tool. Even though I have bought 40 businesses in my career, there’s always something to learn from other founders. I appreciate the brevity to learn a book which I get through on my walks. Try listening at 1.75x or 2.0x !

elizadu ,

Life Changing

Greatest podcast of all time. David Senra is to podcasts like Arnold is to bodybuilding, Spielberg is to cinema, and Edwin Land is to Steve Jobs.

bkumar987 ,

Absolutely amazing

Loved these podcasts. Can you please do a show on Dhirubhai Ambani. An Indian founder. He rose from being an employee at a gas station to creating a business empire worth several hundred billion dollar. One famous anecdote about him, is when he was working at a gas he used to $10 monthly, but he would go and have tea in 5 star hotel, which would at time cost as much. People would say that he wastes money going in those hotels to have tea. But the reason he would go there was listen to conversations people would have there, all wealthy business people, to learn from their conversations and get a chance to meet them.

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