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Decode what the World's Top 1% — including iconic founders, renowned investors, and bestselling authors — have mastered and what they've learned along the way. Each week we decode the ideas, strategies, and frameworks used by elite performers in business and life. Past guests include Scott Belsky, Gokul Rajaram, Kevin Kelly, Sir Ronald Cohen, Erling Kagge, along with the founders of Wealthfront, Public.com, Primal Kitchen, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Levels, and Eight Sleep. For more of Outlier Academy, head to www.OutlierAcademy.com for show notes, searchable transcripts, and more.
Outlier Academy is a mix of How I Built This, Business Breakdowns, Invest Like The Best, Founder's Field Guide, 20VC (20 Minute VC), The Knowledge Project, What It Takes, and The Tim Ferriss Show.

Outlier Academy 🏛 Iconic Founders, Investors, and Thinkers Outlier Academy

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Decode what the World's Top 1% — including iconic founders, renowned investors, and bestselling authors — have mastered and what they've learned along the way. Each week we decode the ideas, strategies, and frameworks used by elite performers in business and life. Past guests include Scott Belsky, Gokul Rajaram, Kevin Kelly, Sir Ronald Cohen, Erling Kagge, along with the founders of Wealthfront, Public.com, Primal Kitchen, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, Levels, and Eight Sleep. For more of Outlier Academy, head to www.OutlierAcademy.com for show notes, searchable transcripts, and more.
Outlier Academy is a mix of How I Built This, Business Breakdowns, Invest Like The Best, Founder's Field Guide, 20VC (20 Minute VC), The Knowledge Project, What It Takes, and The Tim Ferriss Show.

    Trailer – Driehaus: Investing in Emerging Markets and The Great Pendulum Shift | Howie Schwab, Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth

    Trailer – Driehaus: Investing in Emerging Markets and The Great Pendulum Shift | Howie Schwab, Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth

    Listen to one of our favorite moments from tomorrow’s Spotlight episode featuring Driehaus Capital with Howie Schwab.

    • 5 min
    Howie Schwab of Driehaus: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

    Howie Schwab of Driehaus: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

    We deconstruct Howie Schwab's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Howie is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Emerging Markets Growth of Driehaus Capital. We cover regime shifts in the market and obsessing over failures.
    “In terms of how we invest, I think integrating and overlaying macro as well as behavioral components, not simply wedding ourselves to this bottom up, here's our specific template and it's time tested is really important.” – Howie Schwab
    EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)
    https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/howie-schwab-driehaus-capital-playbook-show-notes 
    FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT
    https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/howie-schwab-driehaus-capital-playbook-transcript 
    CHAPTERS
    In this episode, we deconstruct Howie Schwab’s peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover:

    (00:01:41) – Regime shifts in the market

    (00:06:51) – Learning from investing mentors

    (00:10:08) – Great investors obsess over their failures

    (00:12:48) – Advice for young investors

    (00:16:43) – Howie’s investment philosophy

    (00:24:24) – Challenging yourself


    ABOUT HOWIE SCHWAB
    Howie Schwab manages more than 5 billion in emerging market growth funds for Driehaus which is a firm that's based in Chicago and where Howie has worked for the last 20 years. At Driehaus, Howie is the lead portfolio manager for the emerging market's growth. And he's a portfolio manager for the emerging market, small cap equity and emerging markets opportunities.
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    ABOUT OUTLIER ACADEMY
    Learn timeless lessons on work and life from iconic founders, world-renown investors, and bestselling authors. Outlier Academy is the forever school for those chasing greatness. Past guests include Gokul Rajaram of DoorDash, Scott Belsky of Benchmark and Adobe, Joey Krug of Pantera Capital, Mark Sisson of Primal Kitchen, Luke Gromen of The Forest for the Trees, and Brian Scudamore of 1-800-GOT-JUNK.
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    ABOUT DANIEL SCRIVNER
    Outlier Academy is hosted by Daniel Scrivner. Over the last 15 years, Daniel has led design teams at Square and Apple, turned around a $3M+ ARR SaaS business, and invested in more than 100 companies. He launched Outlier Academy in 2020 to learn from the world’s best founders, investors, authors, and peak performance experts.
    Website: https://www.danielscrivner.com
    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/danielscrivner

    • 34 min
    Trailer – Howie Schwab of Driehaus Capital | 20 Minute Playbook

    Trailer – Howie Schwab of Driehaus Capital | 20 Minute Playbook

    Listen to a trailer for our next 20 Minute Playbook episode featuring Howie Schwab of Driehaus Capital.

    • 2 min
    #147 Great Books | “The Warrior Ethos” by Steven Pressfield: A Deep Historical Examination of the Values and Ethics of Warriors Throughout History

    #147 Great Books | “The Warrior Ethos” by Steven Pressfield: A Deep Historical Examination of the Values and Ethics of Warriors Throughout History

    Steven Pressfield’s The Warrior Ethos is a deep historical examination of the values and ethics of warriors throughout history—from the ancient Spartans to Japan’s Samurai to Alexander the Great—and how these values can be applied to the battles we each fight. We all struggle daily to find and defense our sense of purpose, to show up as our best ourselves, and to overcome the obstacles we face in our own pursuits. In that struggle, there's much we can learn and apply from the world's great warriors and warrior cultures.

    The Book in Three Sentences
    When we speak of The Warrior Ethos, we really speak of Warrior ethics and values as ethos is latin for ethics. Warriors prize virtues including courage, honor, loyalty, integrity, love, and selflessness—many of which evolved as a counterpoise to fear and self-preservation. True warriors lead from the front, they prize valor and honor as highly as victory, they embrace adversity and shared suffering, they laugh in the face of death, and they exemplify selflessness.

    About The Book
    The Warrior Ethos is really a mini-book. The book’s content is drawn almost exclusively from the ancient world, from Herodotus and Arrian, Plutarch, Vegetius, Xenophon, Thucydides, etc. There are anecdotes about the Spartans, the Romans, the Macedonians, with a few thrown in from the modern British and Israelis and even the Afrika Korps under Rommel. Here’s one story about Alexander the Great, taken from Plutarch, to give you the flavor of the book:
    Once, Alexander was leading his army through a waterless desert. The column was strung out for miles, with men and horses suffering terribly from thirst. Suddenly, a detachment of scouts came galloping back to the king. They had found a small spring and managed to fill a helmet with water. They rushed to Alexander and presented this to him. The army held in place, watching. Every man’s eye was fixed upon his commander. Alexander thanked the scouts for bringing him this gift, then, without touching a drop, he lifted the helmet and poured the precious liquid into the sand. At once, a great cheer ascended, rolling from one end of the column to the other. A man was heard to say, “With a king like this to lead us, no force on earth can stand against us.”
    There’s no other better author to write this book than Steven Pressfield. He’s spent his career writing about war—external and internal wars, ancient and modern ones, real wars from history and imagined ones. One of his books, Gates of Fire, which tells the story of the 300 Spartans sent to fight and die against the Persian emperor King Xerxes, is my all-time favorite book. Steven Pressfield has also written A Man at Arms, The Virtues of War, Killing Rommel, The Afghan Campaign, Tides of War, and some incredible nonfiction books including The War of Art.

    • 41 min
    Trailer → Great Books | “The Warrior Ethos” by Steven Pressfield: A Deep Historical Examination of the Values and Ethics of Warriors Throughout History

    Trailer → Great Books | “The Warrior Ethos” by Steven Pressfield: A Deep Historical Examination of the Values and Ethics of Warriors Throughout History

    Steven Pressfield’s The Warrior Ethos is a deep historical examination of the values and ethics of warriors throughout history—from the ancient Spartans to Japan’s Samurai to Alexander the Great—and how these values can be applied to the battles we each fight. We all struggle daily to find and defense our sense of purpose, to show up as our best ourselves, and to overcome the obstacles we face in our own pursuits. In that struggle, there's much we can learn and apply from the world's great warriors and warrior cultures.
    The Warrior Ethos is really a mini-book. The book’s content is drawn almost exclusively from the ancient world, from Herodotus and Arrian, Plutarch, Vegetius, Xenophon, Thucydides, etc. There are anecdotes about the Spartans, the Romans, the Macedonians, with a few thrown in from the modern British and Israelis and even the Afrika Korps under Rommel. Here’s one story about Alexander the Great, taken from Plutarch, to give you the flavor of the book:
    Once, Alexander was leading his army through a waterless desert. The column was strung out for miles, with men and horses suffering terribly from thirst. Suddenly, a detachment of scouts came galloping back to the king. They had found a small spring and managed to fill a helmet with water. They rushed to Alexander and presented this to him. The army held in place, watching. Every man’s eye was fixed upon his commander. Alexander thanked the scouts for bringing him this gift, then, without touching a drop, he lifted the helmet and poured the precious liquid into the sand. At once, a great cheer ascended, rolling from one end of the column to the other. A man was heard to say, “With a king like this to lead us, no force on earth can stand against us.”

    • 3 min
    Ezra: Using AI to Bring Fast, Affordable Cancer Screening to the World | Emi Gal, Founder & CEO

    Ezra: Using AI to Bring Fast, Affordable Cancer Screening to the World | Emi Gal, Founder & CEO

    “I realized that the main reason why people die of cancer is because they found it too late. And the main reason we still find cancer late for people is because there’s no easy way to screen for cancer in the body that’s fast, accurate, and affordable. And so, I decided to focus on that problem.” — Emi Gal
    Learn how Ezra has brought down the cost of early cancer detection by 80% and the time required to get screened by 66%—all by harnessing the power of AI and Machine Learning to make MRIs an order of magnitude more efficient. As well as how they’ve built an asset light business in healthcare and what it takes to be a software-centric business within a heavily regulated industry.
    Episode Guide with Books, Links, and Ways to Dive Deeper
    https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/ezra-fast-affordable-cancer-screening-outlier-founders
    Transcript
    https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/ezra-fast-affordable-cancer-screening-outlier-founders-transcript
    Chapters

    (00:00:00) - Introduction

    (00:01:21) - Origin Story of Ezra

    (00:03:22) - How Ezra Tried 12 Different Ideas Around Cancer Screening

    (00:08:22) - Screening for Cancer with Ezra vs Best Practices Today

    (00:11:01) - MRI 101: A Simple Explanation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    (00:14:45) - The Dawn of Proactive Healthcare and The Patient Will See You Now

    (00:19:58) - The Hippocratic Oath, Doing No Harm, and Early Screening

    (00:25:09) - How Often Should We All Be Screening for Cancer?

    (00:28:54) - What It’s Like to Get an MRI Scan

    (00:33:41) - Ezra’s Approach to AI and FDA Approval of AI Updates

    (00:41:06) - Breaking Down Ezra’s Asset Light Business Model

    (00:46:02) - Why the Future of Healthcare is Proactive and Holistic

    (00:50:36) - The Highs and Lows of Building Ezra

    (00:54:05) - Lessons Learned Building a Mission Centric Company


    About Ezra
    Ezra was founded in 2018 to build the world’s first fast, accurate, and affordable way to screen for cancer everywhere in the body. To do this, they’ve harnessed the power of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, often called an MRI, and dramatically improved the efficiency of imaging and analyses using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. To date, they’ve decreased the cost of getting a full body MRI scan by 80% and the time required to get scanned by 66%.
    Every year, more than 20,000,000 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Without a fast, accurate, and affordable way to proactively screen the entire body for cancer, many of these diagnoses come too late. For some types of cancer, including colon cancer, once it reaches Stage 4 your chances of survival are just 4%.
    Ezra’s goal is to bring down the cost and time required to get screened for cancer by an order of magnitude—reducing both by 90%+. Ezra is an incredible example of using AI and ML to dramatically improve the effectiveness of an existing technology in order to bring down costs within a critical segment of healthcare.
    You can save $150 off an Ezra screening by using promo code Outlier150 when checking out on Ezra.com.
    Ezra | How it Works | Twitter

    • 1 hr 2 min

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