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Personal Learnings

Frank Rotman

Last night I lost my dad. He was 93 and lived a full life.

I’m not a very emotional person but I am good at writing down my thoughts, so this is a small tribute to my dad and an attempt at sharing how he shaped who I am today. 👇👇👇

January 10, 2023

Frank Rotman

Founders know that building a successful #startup hinges on being able to adapt quickly.

A master plan can focus and guide a team, but when it stops working it’s important to quickly improvise a “Plan B”.

And do you know who does this extraordinarily well? Jazz musicians. 🧵👇

October 3, 2022

Frank Rotman

Failing isn’t fun. Failing in public is worse.

Founders do it. Investors do it. Athletes do it. It's incredibly common.

So what happens when you take risks in public and there’s evidence that you're on a path to failure?

Most people handle it poorly. A few thoughts: 🧵👇

September 28, 2022

Frank Rotman

Here are six observations about people's behaviors that amaze me because they make no sense.

Does anyone care to shed light on these topics?

A very short 🧵 👇

July 15, 2022

Frank Rotman

Compound interest is a powerful principle.

Compound learning is even more powerful.

The most successful people in life understand this. A few thoughts: 🧵👇

June 12, 2022

Frank Rotman

I encountered a new “ah ha moment” in Week 5 of my Red Pill journey.

Once I internalized it I couldn’t help but look at everything through this new lens. Short🧵👇

December 20, 2021

Frank Rotman

As promised - more red pill insights (Week 4)!

My crypto journey continues with an unpacking of what it would take to replace a network-based transaction (Visa/MC) with DeFi rails.

Spoiler: Moving money is the easy part. Detailed🧵👇

December 14, 2021

Frank Rotman

It’s been fun learning in public. I could write hundreds of tweets each week about my crypto journey. Instead, I’ll do my best to be topical and synthesize my learnings.

Today’s topics: DAOs, NFTs and Lending.

December 6, 2021

Frank Rotman

After years of sitting on the sidelines, I finally decided to take the red pill.

“Week 2” put me on the steepest part of any learning curve I’ve experienced in decades.

Here are a few of my simplified observations, early conclusions and emerging frameworks:

November 29, 2021