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“[Jimmy] Iovine has said that he hid his first gold record in his basement because it was about past achievements, not future goals. …[Iovine and Dr. Dre] refuse to get sentimental or boastful and instead devote themselves to the present and how that will impact the future.”

Some lessons to be learned from Jimmy Iovine — a sound engineer turned co-founder of Interscope Records and later Beats Electronics, which sold to Apple for $3 billion.

Read more at A Dozen Lessons about Business and Life from Jimmy Iovine


“Investing is the craziest game I’ve ever seen. It mixes high stakes with strong emotions, intelligence with luck, and long-term innovation with short-term trading.”

Speaking of lessons, Morgan Housel shares a few things he’s learned in his 10 years writing about investing.

Read more at  A Decade Watching the Craziest Game


What do personal computers in 1975, the Internet in 1993, and potentially Bitcoin in 2014 all have in common?

Marc Andreessen¹ explains “why Bitcoin has so many Silicon Valley programmers and entrepreneurs all lathered up”, and his thoughts on Bitcoin’s future potential.

Read more at Why Bitcoin Matters

¹Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz, has invested just under $50 million in Bitcoin-related start-ups. The firm is actively searching for more Bitcoin-based investment opportunities. He does not personally own more than a de minimus amount of Bitcoin.

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