E1149: Brad Feld on building startup communities, reconciling anxiety as an early-stage investor & remembering Tony Hsieh

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Show notes:
0:00 Start
1:10 Jason intros Brad Feld & they talk about coping with OCD & anxiety as a VC
11:49 Odoo – Get your first app free & $1000 off your first implementation pack at https://odoo.com/twist
13:18 Dealing with the mental ups and downs of being an investor, utilizing non-attachment
25:31 Masterworks – Skip the 25,000 person waitlist by going to https://www.masterworks.io and using promo code TWIST
27:09 Remembering Tony Hsieh
39:56 Vanta – Get $1k off your SOC 2 at https://vanta.com/twist
41:32 Jason tells a story about meeting Brad & Brad explains the dichotomy of his personality & figuring out what situations he thrives in
50:07 Jason reflects on being an extrovert around introverts, going from passive to active
55:55 Pandemic as a 5-year accelerant in 9 months, thinking about 2025 & 2040
1:06:17 UBI test run, fear as a motivator
1:10:56 Will COVID be the defining moment for generations?
1:17:13 Important factors in building a startup ecosystem

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