Five Links for February

Every month I try to share the most mind-expanding links to read/watch/listen. If you find these interesting, please do share with your friends.

Here are five links worth reading…

Mapping the Migration of the World’s Millionaires by Carmen Ang and Nick Routley 

Globally, about 88,000 millionaires moved to a new country in 2022. A look at where they’re coming from and where they’re going, with fantastic graphs and charts.

HT: Balaji Srinivasan 

A Government Shutdown by Michael Batnick

If you’re worried about a government shutdown, know that it’s probably less cause for alarm than you might think. A look at the data on government shutdowns going back to 1990, and why the market is good at pricing risk events with a date associated. 

Listen: David Sacks: SaaS Metrics, Tech Cycles & Fundraising in a Down Market

On the World of DaaS podcast, one of the foremost minds in SaaS and venture capital breaks down what the best startups will do to survive the downturn. David Sacks is a lucid thinker with lots of concise insights. A must listen for anyone running a company right now. 

Is Selling Shares of Yourself the Way of the Future? By Nathan Heller

We normally think of inequality as something that runs top to bottom in society, but there’s a chronological component too. Your younger self works hard for rewards you reap in old age. What if you could draw on that potential when you’re young?  

HT: Erik Torenberg

Higher Rates Will Lead to the Next Generation of Great Tech Startups by Chamath Palihapitiya

Some have said high interest rates will be disastrous for tech. Chamath looks at the data: The largest and most successful tech startups of all time were founded in the 70s and 80s, during a period of soaring interest rates. 

Bonus: (Inspiring) RIP to The Greatest CEO You’ve Never Heard Of

When Frances Hesselbein became CEO of the Girl Scouts at age 60, it was only her second professional job ever. She would go on to earn 23 honorary doctorates and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, despite never graduating from college. 

Bonus (Listen): Acquired: The NFL

In time for Superbowl season, the Acquired podcast takes a deep look at the history of the single largest media property in the world— the NFL.    

More reading links at


Rogues by Patrick Radden Keefe

HT: Patrick Radden Keefe, Annabel Ostrow

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms by Amy B. Zegart

HT: Johnnie Moore

The Laws of Trading by Byrne Hobart

HT: Byrne Hobart

Paper Belt on Fire by Michael Gibson

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