Venkatesh Rao is an essayist and author focused on organizational psychology and strategies for freelancers. I've been a fan of his work for almost 2 years and wasn't sure if I'd ever be able to have this conversation. Highly recommend you check out his new book The Art of Gig Volume 2. Venkatesh can be found on Twitter and Substack.
2:15 - 5:30 Intellectual Sparring
5:35 - 8:10 Being Slightly Evil
8:10 - 9:50 SBF v. Elon
9:56 - 10:30 Effective Altruism
10:40 - 13:30 Cold-blooded Listening
13:30 - 17:50 Charismatic Megagigs
18:00 - 21:00 Upward Managing your Clients
21:10 - VGR’s Average Day
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Jason Levin is the writer behind Cyber Patterns, a newsletter with 2,500+ subscribers focused on how to win the great online game. You can find him posting growth tactics and dumb tech bro jokes on Twitter and LinkedIn.