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October 3, 2022 75 min

Episode 282 is about innovation.

Don't judge a book by its cover. When Dave Selinger was an early employee of Amazon, he led the research and development arm of Amazon's data-mining and personalization team. He co-founded Redfin, which helped change the status quo in real estate. Now he has his own company called Deep Sentinel. David is on the autism spectrum but he never let that stop him from living life to its fullest potential - instead, he harnessed what talents and skills came naturally to him. In order to devote time to both work and home life, David makes sure his family gets all of the love they deserve.

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Quick Timestamps

00:06:35 Dave's first computer

00:07:29 Trouble connecting with others

00:11:18 Noticing patterns in my life

00:14:19 Fitting In

00:15:43 Epiphany at 9 years old

00:16:36 High Functioning autism

00:20:44 Social norms and adverse effects

00:23:49 Parental support and issues

00:28:15 Meeting your kids where they are

00:30:34 Dialing in your response rates to people

00:37:46 Leaving college to work for a startup

00:39:51 Definition of loss and failure

00:44:29 Work is important, it's just not everything

00:48:15 I'm going to work my ass off, just won't let it poison my family

00:52:43 Amazing years - working with Jeff Bezos

00:54:13 Joining amazon

00:59:45 Starting Redfin and disrupting the RE market

01:02:47 Encouraging my kids to be engaged with the world

01:05:37 Morning exercise is a budgeting exercise

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