Brennan's Conversations

Brennan's Conversations

Long, deep, rambling talks with friends and acquaintances.

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April 10, 2022 60 min
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Robert Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson":
- all in one (hardcover): https://amzn.to/3x1zCga
- volume 1: https://amzn.to/3DtfoNK
- volume 2: https://amzn.to/3iTHhVG
- volume 3: https://amzn.to/3Dro86W
- volume 4: https://amzn.to/3iQOwh0

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March 20, 2022 64 min
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March 13, 2022 45 min
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February 13, 2022 118 min
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February 6, 2022 83 min
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January 30, 2022 53 min
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January 12, 2022 116 min
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November 19, 2021 56 min
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February 25, 2021 125 min

Politics, religion, education, oh my!

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February 22, 2021 19 min

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  • Saurav: https://twitter.com/sauravpahadia
  • Things & people mentioned

  • Ben Laufer, who lies about having blog posts for people to give feedback on to force himself to actually write https://twitter.com/benjlaufer/status/1356025529879515139 
  • the Amazon Affiliate Program, which I use for money and analytics when I link to products in these descriptions https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
  • "The Founder," a Netflix d...
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    February 18, 2021 59 min

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  • Saurav: https://twitter.com/sauravpahadia
  • Will: https://vimeo.com/willhoppin
  • Things mentioned:

  • FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition) https://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/frc
  • Future Engineers Camp, a startup Saurav made https://futureengineerscamp.com
  • the iPad Pro, which I used for high school & sold many of https://amzn.to/3diIt3A
  • Teacherly, another startup Saurav made https://teacher.ly
  • Stripe, a fantastic payments API ht...
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  • Davide https://daviderad.com
  • Mattea https://matteaholtcolberg.com
  • Samson https://www.samsonzhang.com
  • Things, people & ideas mentioned, in order

  • Kimberly Mitchell, who teaches excellent classes https://twitter.com/inquiryfive
  • React, a rendering system for websites https://reactjs.org
  • Cunningham's Law https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cunningham%27s_Law
  • Clubhouse, an app for conversations https://www.joinclubhouse.com
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    February 11, 2021 85 min

    Ben's background; my background; the "homeschooling loophole" as necessary for educational innovation; schools are bad because users aren't customers; lag times inhibit feedback loops, hindering educational innovation; real world "challenges" instead of tests; why focus on high school, if everything's bad?; homeschoolers get way ahead in their specific topics; dropout programmers succeed because work tea...

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    Technological progress as along a tech tree; cheap energy as the next frontier; labor isn’t free; don’t optimize things non-mission-critical things that you can outsource; there’s no such thing as infinite resources; everything is an optimization problem; people can’t perceive reality, just your marketing of it; fundraising is a marketing problem; delegation is not a magic wand; leadership is marketing and decision making; startups...

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    January 25, 2021 47 min

    Publishing raw conversations for integrity; dependence → independence → interdependence; unifying people with ambitious goals; "build the schools of 2050"; explaining the road to Damascus; Davide's reflections on high school; overcoming introversion by focusing on others; nobody cares about your awkward moments; education as more urgent than longevity; improving education as a leverage play; education as an intractable ...

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