106 episodes

Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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Not Investment Advice Bilal Zaidi, Jack Butcher, Trung Phan

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Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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    105: The Pope Coat, MidJourney Breakdown & AI Art Trends

    105: The Pope Coat, MidJourney Breakdown & AI Art Trends

    The NIA boys discuss the Pope Coat, MidJourney, AI Art Trends, the rise of A.I. Deepfakes, Chat GPT Plugins, and much more.
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro(00:03:21) - Beeple Studios Grand Opening(00:06:38) - NFT LA & Checks-Gasoline Collab(00:09:24) - Meme of the Week: The Pope Coat(00:10:59) - The NIA Boys Initial Reactions to the Coat Pope(00:13:42) - The Rise of Viral A.I. Deepfakes(00:16:46) - The Backstory of the Pope Coat Creator(00:18:09) - The Uncanney Valley Explained(00:19:42) - Compounding Growth of A.I. Models(00:21:34) - The Art of Prompt Engineering(00:23:42) - How A.I. will Disrupt the Creative Industry(00:28:32) - Trung’s Trippy Jimi Hendrix Story(00:33:33) - Why is MidJourney Built on Discord?(00:41:28) - A.I.’s Disruption of White Collar Jobs(00:38:58) - MidJourney’s Backstory(00:39:51) - DCinvestor Sounds the A.I. Alarm(00:40:47) - History is Speeding Up, Again(00:43:56) - A.I. Compresses the Process of Creation(00:46:38) - The Age of AI has begun(00:51:08) - Tease: How to Defend Yourself Against AI Disruption?(00:53:09) - MidJourney Business Model(00:55:53) - MidJourney Controversy/What is Art?(01:05:25) - How to Defend Yourself Against AI Disruption?(01:18:41) - Chat GPT Launched Plugins
    What Is Not Investment Advice?
    Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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    Beeple Studios

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    • 1 hr 23 min
    104: Balaji $1m Bitcoin Bet, Banking Crisis, Ryan Reynold’s Business Empire & GPT-4

    104: Balaji $1m Bitcoin Bet, Banking Crisis, Ryan Reynold’s Business Empire & GPT-4

    Trung & Bilal discuss Balaji's $1m Bitcoin bet, the banking crisis, Ryan Reynolds business empire, Trung’s meme going super viral and GPT-4.
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro (00:04:11) - Meme of the Week(00:08:50) - The Backstory to Trung’s Tweet(00:11:31) - How a meme goes viral(00:13:11) - Balaji's Background(00:15:28) - Balaji's $1m Bitcoin Bet(00:16:55) - Banking Crisis Explained(00:21:57) - SVB Post-Mortem(00:27:03) - Infinite Money Printing Back?(00:32:36) - Swap Lines Explained(00:36:32) - Trung's take on Balaji’s Argument(00:41:28) - Bilal’s take on Balaji’s Argument(00:47:54) - Doing it for the meme?(00:50:28) - Hyperbitcoinization?(00:53:29) - Ryan Reynolds Business Empire(00:55:30) - Van Wilder(00:57:06) - Deadpool and Aviation Gin(00:59:39) - Fastvertising(01:01:08) - Mint Mobile and MVNO Businesses(01:04:38) - Wrexham F.C.(01:07:26) - Bearly A.I. Plug(01:08:00) - GPT-3 vs GPT-4(01:09:17 ) - Microsoft Copilot
    What Is Not Investment Advice?
    Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
    Watch + Subscribe on Youtube:
    https://youtu.be/oQgsFh5lX_s
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    Apple: https://pod.link/notadvicepod.apple
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    Links Mentioned:
    Trung's Meme: http://bit.ly/3FI4LZOBalaji's Bitcoin Bet: https://bit.ly/3Ty2lTcNongaap's SVB Substack: http://bit.ly/3Twi3hPArthur Hayes's BTFP: https://bit.ly/3ngL1G4Balaji's BitSignal: https://bit.ly/40jb12cNoah Smith's Balaji Substack: http://bit.ly/3lxHsLnAustin Rief's Ryan Reynolds Twitter Post: https://bit.ly/3n6A5uJRyan Reynolds: https://bit.ly/3LH06uQ
    Bearly A.I. Code: NIA150

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    103: Ideas that changed our lives

    103: Ideas that changed our lives

    The NIA boys discuss the ideas that have changed their lives the most, from mindfulness to the value of time to antigoals. 
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro(00:01:53) - Mindfulness and Meditation(00:11:33) - Time and Energy as a Currency(00:27:32) - Antigoals(00:36:03) - “Walk until the day becomes interesting”(00:40:47) - The Spotlight Effect(00:43:24) - Most People Shouldn't Make Their Passion Their Career(00:51:53) - The Importance of Religion(01:07:18) - Over-Optimizing Habits
    What Is Not Investment Advice?
    Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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    https://youtu.be/6pBFWpXFRuk
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    Links Mentioned:
    Alan Watts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vv93azMkDERolf Potts Interview on Tim Ferris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiywh0xfw00Vagabonding by Rolf Potts: https://amzn.to/40bZ6ToWhy students in Kentucky have been praying for 250 hours by Olivia Reingold: https://www.thefp.com/p/why-students-in-kentucky-have-been
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    102: Chris Rock Special, Balaji’s Book & The Miracle Obesity Drug

    102: Chris Rock Special, Balaji’s Book & The Miracle Obesity Drug

    The NIA boys discuss the “miracle” obesity drug, Chris Rock’s new Netflix Special, Balaji's book, living a healthy lifestyle, and much more.
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) Intro(00:01:13) Meme of the Week(00:03:12) Chris Rock’s new Netflix Special(00:06:22) Debating Netflix's Binge Drop Model(00:08:45) Jack’s White Lotus Review(00:10:39) The best way to consume stand up comedy(00:12:59) The Anthology of Balaji | Exclusive Sneak Peek(00:18:13) Breakdown of Ozempic, The Obesity Drug(00:19:43) How drugs find new use cases(00:22:54) Debate over Ozempic being used as a Lifestyle Drug(00:24:08) The Economics of Obesity Drugs(00:25:59) How effective are drugs like Ozempic?(00:27:18) Illustrating the Complexity of the Obesity Epidemic(00:33:13) Healthy Eating(00:36:46) Jacked Jack(00:37:47) Quality of US Food vs European Food(00:39:19) Portion Sizing is Frustrating(00:42:26) Holistic Approach to a Healthy Lifestyle(00:44:44) The Economic Inequality of Eating Healthy(00:46:40) The Benefits of Being Young(00:48:08) Wrapping up the Obesity Drug Discussion(00:51:43) Defining “Healthy” is Relative(00:53:34) Final Thoughts
    What Is Not Investment Advice? Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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    https://youtu.be/fYcLWO26fds
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    Links Mentioned:
    Trung’s Tweet Thread about Ozempic: https://twitter.com/TrungTPhan/status/1631786977321418753The Booming Market for Backdoor Ozempic by Olivia Reingold: https://www.thefp.com/p/the-booming-market-for-backdoor-ozempicNew drugs could spell an end to the world’s obesity epidemic by The Economist https://www.economist.com/leaders/2023/03/02/new-drugs-could-spell-an-end-to-the-worlds-obesity-epidemicSam Parr’s Tweet about Ozempic: https://twitter.com/thesamparr/status/1610642156942671872
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    • 57 min
    101: The Art of Quitting

    101: The Art of Quitting

    The NIA boys discuss the power of quitting, the Visualize Value origin story, the law of compounding, and decision-making frameworks.
    Timestamps:
    (00:00:00) - Intro(00:00:36) - Checks Update(00:03:30) - Meme of the Week(00:06:06) - Teasing Grit vs Quit(00:07:02) - Jack’s Water Filter Story(00:12:31) - This is Pointless Breakdown and The Power of Compounding(00:28:28) - Visualize Value Origin Story(00:34:24) - Trung on why he quit pursuing screenwriting(00:44:05) - Knowing When to Walkaway(00:49:11) - The Kill Criteria(00:54:26) - The Monkey and the Pedestal Framework(00:59:54) - Slack’s Iconic Pivot Story(01:03:40) - Bilal shares why he shutdown Arsenal Blog(01:06:26) - Jack’s explains his decision to kill his Podcast Production Agency(01:12:13) - What F**k You Money really is(01:12:45) - Trung’s Scotia Bank Story(01:15:01) - The Influence of Social Capital
    What Is Not Investment Advice? Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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    Links Mentioned:

    Trung’s “this is pointless” writeup in SatPost: https://trungphan.substack.com/p/this-is-pointless
    Annie Duke on creator lab with Bilal:Video: https://youtu.be/EtsZ36eaBPcAudio: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1mNFfeT17IOcjUdK4p0vxT?si=cb0c5b75fcb3488d
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    100: Lessons From 100 Podcast Episodes

    100: Lessons From 100 Podcast Episodes

    Jack, Trung & Bilal reflect on 100 episodes.
    What Is Not Investment Advice?
    Every week, Jack Butcher, Bilal Zaidi & Trung Phan discuss what they're finding on the edges of the internet + the latest in business, technology and memes.
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    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

DustinMcDonald ,

Trung Sent Me Here ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have can watch Netflix, Apple TV, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime.

What do I choose?

NIA streamed to my TV.

Excellent insights and commentary make it my go-to podcast and the only news-related content I consume.

Listen to episode 31 and hear Trung breathlessly explain why Costco is amazing and you’ll be hooked.

Looking forward to Jack dropping his pizza NFT project. Hope I get an ultra rare pie. New profile pic coming. 🍕

elenadimitrova ,

Favorite podcast

This + the all in pod are all I need to keep updated on what’s happening in the world and on the internet. These guys make me laugh more than anyone

TGaulMafia ,

NIA

my day is brightened by these three discussing the latest from the edge of internet

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