Raad Ahmed
December 1, 2021

💌 6 Things Thursday #44


Here's another bouquet of clumsy words--made by me, Raad—CEO of Lawtrades and writer of Spacecult.

1/ Q: Why did Elon Musk sell all his homes?

I think a lot of successful tech entrepreneurs go through this phase. It’s probably some sort of mid-life crisis (or awakening) in a way, after you finally achieve “success” of some form.

You work so, so hard for so long. It’s not really about the money. But you make some. And so at first, you buy some things. A car. A house. Then, a second, bigger house.

And it seems great, sort of. Your dreams unlocked. Or so it seems.

But then you realize, a bigger house is just more work. A second home? Now you need a team to manage it all. And that rental you lived in for a while was actually easier. In fact, just living in that simple rental house was better. You were happier there.

And that fancy car … is hard to drive anywhere. And is loud. And actually, not that fun. And a Model 3 is better than any Ferrari or whatever.

And then you see that all that really matters is the experiences, and the journeys, and where you go, and what you do, and who you do it with.

And the rest is a tax on your time.

So you get rid of all of it. Or as much as you can.

And focus just on what really matters. Like getting to Mars.

Jason Lemkin

2/ An article I read


Tragedies happen overnight; miracles compound slowly.

3/ An article I wrote

👀 Undesire

4/ A tweet I tweeted

Twitter avatar for @R44D

Raad⚔ @R44D

humility is a byproduct from the natural realization of your own ignorance.you know a drop, and there’s an ocean that you don’t know.fake humility is showing less than you believe yourself to be for a social construct purpose.you think you’re great but it doesn’t look nice

October 31st 2020

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5/ A cap table I found

This is Microsofts IPO cap table. 75% of the company owned by 3 people. It’s stock appreciated 3,000 times since the 1986 IPO and this deal made Bill Gates $350,000,000 instantly.

6/ A quote I’m pondering

Don’t think about why you question, simply don’t stop questioning. Don’t worry about what you can’t answer, and don’t try to explain what you can’t know. Curiosity is its own reason. Aren’t you in awe when you contemplate the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure behind reality? And this is the miracle of the human mind—to use its constructions, concepts, and formulas as tools to explain what man sees, feels and touches. Try to comprehend a little more each day. Have holy curiosity.

Albert Einstein