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Book
Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

Podcast
Recode, Decode with Kara Swisher
Capital Allocators
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The Information

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iPhone
App
Podcast app on iPhone
Favourite Tech CEO / Founder
Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder Social Capital
If you could do a TedTalk on anything what would it be on?
How to start a country.
Can you invent a country with the same methods that people use to starting a company.

Niki Scevak is the founder of Australian accelerator program Startmate as well as a founding partner at VC Blackbird. He’s been passionately involved in the Australian startup sector since 2008 when he returned home from the USA.

Niki has done about as much as anyone I know to support and grow the startup ecosystem. Startmate is on its fifth (or sixth?) cohort. Blackbird has now made almost 40 investments across its two funds. Many of their most recent investments are in what one might call “non-standard” sectors such has self-driving cars and space. Niki is a deep thinker with a keen intellect. And a great guy too.

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