Hi, it’s Nicolas from The Family. Today, I’m discussing the idea of Europe as a developing economy, and how East Asian countries in the 20th century can be a source of inspiration. First up this week, don’t miss my latest column in Sifted. It’s...
I'm just getting back from Indonesia, where I spent part of my childhood. It was my first trip back in twenty years, so I was curious (and a bit nervous!) about what I'd discover when I unearthed this...
In an earlier post, Do Boys Have a Comparative Advantage in Math and Science? I pointed to evidence showing that boys have a comparative advantage in math because they are much worse than girls at reading. (Boys do not have a large absolute...
02:25:37 - Erik is joined on this episode by Nicolas Colin, co-founder and director of The Family, and author of Hedge: A Greater Safety Net For The Entrepre...
Nicolas Colin7/ For those of you who like to listen to podcasts 🎙️, here's one I recently recorded with @eriktorenberg of @villageglobal ⤵️
It’s a long listen and I’m rarely happy with myself in podcast, but I’ve actually received good feedback 🤗
Humanity needs to get better at knowing how to get better.
Nicolas Colin1/ Can't agree more ▶️ Why did the Industrial Revolution start when it did? Why did Silicon Valley happen in California rather than Japan or Boston? Human progress is understudied, and @patrickc and @tylercowen want to change that.
Find out how technology is transforming the nature of work, life, and society. Fresh ideas, insights, and inspiration delivered to your inbox every week.
Nicolas Colin4/ @timoreilly's Next:Economy Newsletter is a must-read: all about automation, the future of work, institutional innovation, and everything that matters if we want to make the Entrepreneurial Age more sustainable and inclusive.
Nicolas Colin2/ In the same spirit, although a shorter format, I very much like @matthewclifford "Thoughts in Between".
Great weekly thoughts at the crossroads of technology, policy, and society. And frequent discussions about China, which I think is very important.
I have met Anthony Bourdain only once, but his work has touched me and so many people as if he were family. No one had us understand the world better, on the ground from their perspective, than he.
Nicolas Colin11/ Finally, as for Bourdain's suicide, instead of adding my own (likely irrelevant) thoughts, let me just guide you toward this beautiful and moving text written by investor and entrepreneur @cmschroed ⤵️
The chef-turned-writer provided a model for a truly inclusive urbanism based on the creativity of all human beings.
Nicolas Colin10/ The last part of Bourdain’s career was defined less by food than by travel.
Bourdain's great journey all around the world as a TV personality turned him into one of the great urbanists of our time!
Read @Richard_Florida's article below ⤵️
Rush Hour: How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily Journey to Work [Howard Hughes] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Nicolas Colin@balajis My wife @Vitolae recently read this book, “Rush Hour”, that suggests not talking to strangers even when you share the same space was an innovative social norm invented by and for train commuters.
It also triggered a new trend: reading newspapers & books.