Laurent Perrier

Hi, I'm Laurent.

Pick a Business Model With Leverage

You should get into a business that has economies of scales, a zero marginal cost, and network effects.

A network effect means every new user adds value to the existing users. Network effects create a natural monopoly. Language is the oldest example of network effects.

You should always be thinking about how your users can add value to each other.

Original content by Naval Ravikant
July 26, 2019
Stop Watching Sports

Watching sports is a waste of time.

Let’s take for hockey for example. There are 84 games in a season and at least 16 playoff matches. That’s over a hundred games per year, and each game clocks in at about 2.5 hours.

That’s a 250-hour commitment.

By comparison, a TV show season is at most 24 episodes of 45 minutes each. That’s a total of 18 hours of entertainment. You can watch 14-30 TV shows instead of watching one hockey team.

Do you watch more than one sport? You might need a calculator to figure out how much time you spend “watching the game”.

But that's not all of it.

Do you ever leave the TV on a little bit longer after a game to watch some of the commentary and locker room interviews? Yea I thought so.

What about sports news highlights? Sports talk radio? Do you read about the game in the newspaper the next day? Do you talk about it with your friends and coworkers? Do you participate in fantasy pools?

Even the most ardent Game of Throne fan doesn't spend that much time consuming collateral content about the show.

And if the the sheer amount of time spent consuming sports content wasn't enough, it also has the lowest amount of transferable knowledge to other areas of your life, and the least likely path from consumer to producer.

What else could you be doing for 90 minutes every day?

June 22, 2019
Decluttering for Messy People

You will always fall back to the path of least resistence. Your brain loves that which is easiest. So make things easy for yourself and setup a system.

Original content by Matt D'Avella
June 7, 2019
Joe Rogan Experience #1309 - Naval Ravikant

Automation frees people up for creative work. The question is not whether or not automation is going to eliminate jobs. There is no finite number of jobs. We're not sitting around dividing up the same jobs since the Stone Age. Obviously new jobs are being created and they're usually better jobs, more creative jobs.

Original content by Naval Ravikant and Joe Rogan
June 6, 2019