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@mikekarnj newsletter- July '19

@mikekarnj newsletter- July '19
By Michael Karnjanaprakorn • Issue #63 • View online
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✍️ Tweets
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
🔥Just broke 25K people on the @withotis waiting list. We are launching next week!
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
⛰️ Most important skills/habits I've learned so far this year: 1) 🍺 one drink max at meals, 2) ⛽stop eating when close to full, 3) 🧘‍♂️ wake up and meditate, 4) ☕ one cup of coffee before 11am, and 5) ☯️ re-framing every negative with a positive.
Good teammates:
(1) challenge your over optimism
(2) don’t bicker about work style differences
(3) prioritize getting work done
(4) care about the goal over themselves
(5) don’t want to waste time
(6) kill their ego
(7) debate to make a great product not to personally win
Zachary Perret
Things VCs could do to make founders + execs better:

- Match them with 1-2 great mentors + a good coach
- Pay them well
- Make sure they take vacation, exercise, have a personal life
- Find them great EA’s
- Help them spend money on a nice office
- Feed them info on their market
Justin Kan
Everything you experience is a learning opportunity. Ask yourself: what is the universe trying to teach me? What can I learn from this?

I’ve found it has made me a lot happier in situations I would have previously perceived as negative. Turns out you can reframe anything.
Sahil Lavingia
At a dinner, I asked @kevin what features they shipped that actually led to noticeable growth.

His answer paraphrased: "Speed, performance improvements, bug fixes. That's about it."
Ellie Hall

My dad died. Classic start to a funny story. He was buried in a small village in Sussex. I was really close to my dad so I visited his grave a lot. I still do. [DON’T WORRY, IT GETS FUNNIER.]
Product Advice from Person Who Has Never Built a Successful Product to Scale

[Medium Link]
🔖 Articles
Meet the A.I. Landlord That’s Building a Single-Family-Home Empire | Fortune
Meet the Money Whisperer to the Super-Rich N.B.A. Elite - The New York Times
📼 Video
Andrew Yang
My vision for this campaign and for this country is a simple one. It's not left, it's not right, it's forward. Thank you #YangGang. 👍🇺🇸#demdebate2
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Michael Karnjanaprakorn

I'm the founder of Otis. Every month, I share my favorite links from the web and share an inside look of our company.

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