Legendary Investor Brad Feld (Foundry Group) on never having “fake days”, how to be a better ally, the impact of second order effects, and the failure of warning systems in tech.

Summary

Key Takeaways:

1.  A great way to be a helpful ally is not to shift the burden and ask how you can help, but ask what programs and organizations they care about and donate your time and money to help those causes grow.

2. Warning systems fail because they don’t tell us when they are no longer going to warn us. Whether within a company or out in society, all warning systems are only as reliant as the inputs they are built upon. 

3. Never have “fake days”- leaders should stop spending time on things that don’t bring positive emotional value to them or positive economic impact to their business.