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Personal Learnings

Frank Rotman

Board meetings can be incredibly awkward when the CEO and one or more of the company’s Board members don’t see eye to eye.

When I see this happening, I frequently play the role of “peacekeeper” and start by reminding both parties of a well-known parable:

October 16, 2023

Frank Rotman

A disturbing change to society over the past few decades is the number of people addicted to “unearned dopamine”.

Having spent countless hours with high stakes poker players and professional day-traders, I’ve seen the fallout. It can be ugly!

A few thoughts:🧵👇

May 1, 2023

Frank Rotman

There’s a major structural flaw in how the VC ecosystem works that we don’t talk about enough.

It’s a flaw that creates confusion and bad advice for Founders.

And it’s a flaw that makes no sense when you dissect it. 🧵👇

March 26, 2023

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