Brennan's Conversations

Brennan's Conversations

Long, deep, rambling talks with friends and acquaintances.


March 15, 2023 81 mins
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April 10, 2022 60 mins
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April 3, 2022 139 mins

Robert Caro's "The Years of Lyndon Johnson":
- all in one (hardcover):
- volume 1:
- volume 2:
- volume 3:
- volume 4:

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March 27, 2022 91 mins
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March 20, 2022 64 mins
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March 13, 2022 45 mins
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February 13, 2022 118 mins
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February 6, 2022 83 mins
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January 30, 2022 53 mins
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January 12, 2022 116 mins
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November 19, 2021 56 mins
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February 25, 2021 125 mins

Politics, religion, education, oh my!

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February 22, 2021 19 mins

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Things & people mentioned

  1. Ben Laufer, who lies about having blog posts for people to give feedback on to force himself to actually write 
  2. the Amazon Affiliate Program, which I use for money and analytics when I link to products in these descriptions
  3. "The Founder,&qu...
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February 18, 2021 59 mins

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Things mentioned:

  1. FRC (FIRST Robotics Competition)
  2. Future Engineers Camp, a startup Saurav made
  3. the iPad Pro, which I used for high school & sold many of
  4. Teacherly, another startup Saurav made
  5. Stripe, a fantastic pa...
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February 11, 2021 85 mins
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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 mins

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 intractab...

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