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Crazy Wisdom

May 23, 2022

Francis Pedraza CEO and Cofounder of Invisible

How was 2021 NYC like 1929 NYC?

Is your business prepared for this recession?

How did you prepare for the recession?

How does profitability change your business?

How do you buy back shares from investors?

Ownership pizza pie: how do you convince an investor to buy back shares?

How does the Golden age apply to partying on the internet?

What is the Xeno paradox?

You buy back equity with debt, and fInance with profits. This gets around the “bootstrappinig dilemma”.
How does thinking in terms of buying back change the game on what you want to get out of your company? It gets investors aligned.

What do you think about debt versus equity? Equity is expensive.

How did you make it a deal for your investors?

Why do people think about equity wrong?

How did you set up the Finance 101 course?

How does Heidegger think about the unsaid or the implied?

How can I turn this into an online course (12:00)?

What do you think about cryptocurrency?

How can we uncover abuse, both subtle and not?

What is a cashless loan?

What is a strike price?

What is art in business?

What is the downside of loans?

What does it mean to have a full recourse loan?

How much do people believe in you? 

How can you make sure that a particular value is aligned?

Where do most of your ideas come from?

What do you mean by “paternalistic”?

What are some maternalistic tricks?

How do maternal downsides show up in companies?

How does one become financially sophisticated?

How do the VC’s abuse management teams?

How do you verify if your agents come in full alignment?

Selective informance versus neutral informance.

What is Invisible’s social media policy?

Do you have any agents in Russia?

How have you adapted to remote work?

What are the edge cases for non-violence?

What is ESG?

Do weapons manufacturers get ESG money?

The road to serfdom Hayek (30:00)


Grannys lost their money on the stock market, like what is happening to crypto right now.

The rule of accredited investors started with FDR.

Insider trading created collusion for investing in private companies.

50 million to 100 billion; Theil made a shitload.

What are the unseen problems?

What are your thoughts on Urbit?

What are the metaphysics behind socialism?

Why does utopia always require intervention?

Whack-a-mole socialism

Will technology ever be a full magic wand? It is similar to the question of eternal life.

What is the Persian holy epic book?

Bhagavad Gita


Reminds me of King Ashoka..

Who are the Shatriya?

Brahmans are the priests.

How can we be warriors for the truth?

Am I changing or just progressing?

How do I mix this perfection and becoming?

What are your thoughts on purgatory?

Why does being want to be?
Why are there these realms of time?

How did you learn how to manage your calendar?

Do you like management?

God got bored being one thing so he made many things.

How do you determine the integrity level of another individual?

Who are the Pre-Socratics?

Who is Parmenides?
There are no clear-cut lines between things. What is that an artifact of?

What is New York-ness?
Are you using virtual machines?
What is the Numerai?

Visionary Ventures

2024 profits

Why does the world need another venture firm?

Turing test is the paradigm for Silicon Valley.

A test for humans to see how well they adapt to technology.

Slurping slushees on a spaceship with Wall-E.

How did such a platonic ideal get done by matrix?

Da Vinci Test
When will the average person be able to defeat Da Vinci in a creativity contest?

How do you measure productivity?

The rise and fall of American growth.

Some people are productive and some are not.

The Wizard and the Wand

The relationship between the wizard and the wand instead of the wand destroying us all.

Are you going to become a digital warlord?

How do you reduce the distance between thought and action?

How does someone stuck in UBI mindset understand the potential they have?

Where does the will come from?

What is the face you had before you were born?

What are the two risks I’m facing right now?
How do you remove the possibility of defeat?

How do you grow a company?

No employees allowed.

What does it mean to be an employee?

What does it mean to be consultative?

What did Marxists teach us about how to create value for both the labor and the ownership class?

How do you manage the potential when it comes to finance?