* We’ve added a new stream of content to the blog. Stanford Professor Ashby Monk (see Episode 29) curates news about Asset Owner Giants and has agreed to have us post his updates on Capital Allocators. You can sign up to receive the weekly blog in your inbox on our Homepage.
* We also launched First Meeting this month. First Meeting is a spin-off of Capital Allocators of sorts, focusing on interviews with leading money managers across asset classes. Episodes are currently available on the same feed as Capital Allocators.
Reading (Ordered by reading time: tweets first, books last, and blog posts and articles in between)
1. Best Blog Posts. Patrick O’Shaughnessy tweeted “Stuck in airport and need help passing time. What’s the best blog post you’ve ever read?” During our podcast conversation, he described his large Twitter audience as “the closest thing to owning an artificial general intelligence…the best search engine in the world.”
2. Best Books. While we’re at it, Patrick also tweeted “What’s the last book that you read for at least the second time?”
3. Stay in the Game. Drew Dickson tells a personal story about his oldest son in this post. It’s equal parts heart-wrenching and inspiring, and in a twist at the end, almost film worthy. Drew is a hedge fund manager who’s had is own share of ups and downs, and has persevered by staying in the game.
4. Secrets of Sand Hill Road. Scott Kupor, the CEO of Andreeson Horowitz, wrote this book to demystify the business of venture capital. The book describes the entire food chain of capital, how entrepreneurs should approach raising money, and what happens in the process. It’s a very informative read and remided me of a venture capital version of Brent Beshore’s The Messy Marketplace, which describes the ins and outs of selling a small business.