IIREC 2020 - Recap

Intelligent Investors Real Estate Conference 2020 - Los Angeles, CA, USA

One reason to attend conferences: To discover trends while we still have time to be on the cutting edge. Over 400 trend-spotters gathered in downtown Los Angeles for this weekend’s Intelligent Investors Real Estate Conference. This post offers a snap-shot of the event.

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Google Home Mini for Free?

Free Google Home Mini - Just connect your Spotify account to Google.

Interesting offer, received via email today. Google is offering a “free” Google Home Mini to users of the Spotify music service. All you have to do is connect your Spotify account to your Google account. And then Google will send you a free listening device equipped with voice recognition and artificial intelligence.

A free listening device for the home.

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Make Big Plans

Bay Area Plan San Francisco, California, USA

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir [the] blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency.  
 
~Daniel Burnham

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Zero to One

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

What important truth do very few people agree with you on?  
 
~Peter Thiel’s contrarian question

Peter Thiel is a Silicon Valley billionaire, co-founder of multiple successful startups (including PayPal), and a venture capitalist. In those roles, Thiel asks the above contrarian question while interviewing job candidates.

The question is simple, but difficult to answer because it requires the respondent to express an unpopular opinion. As observed in the book Zero to One, courage is less common than genius.

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Sidecar: iPad as a Second Display

Sidecar: iPad as a Second Display. Zero to One. Bridgetown Partners.

Apple’s latest laptop operating system, macOS Catalina, includes a feature that took me by surprise: Sidecar. Let’s say that you’re working in a coffee shop and you need additional screen real estate. Sidecar will let your iPad function as a second display.

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