D-Squared Musings – Week 36


☢️ Why Does Nuclear Power Plant Construction Cost So Much?

  • This was a really informative piece. It’s amazing how the natural effect of declining prices from technology and engineering can be blunted by cultural misunderstanding and poor policy. See below, up and to the right. That’s contrary to most cost-related charts and technology. Here’s a recent conversation with Ark Invest on the same topic.


🤙 $100M Leads: How to Get Strangers To Want To Buy Your Stuff

  • After recently finishing $100M offers, I jumped right into this new addition to the series Alex is writing. The titles are cheesy, but the content is very practical. Here’s Alex’s presentation on this topic, as well as a complementary course that goes along with the book. 

❤️‍🔥 Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships

  • This is a larger read, but definitely worth it. I love this couple’s therapist approach to marriage. David uses the term “Differentiation” as a central point for creating a thriving long-term marriage. Here’s his definition “While differentiation allows us to set ourselves apart from others and determines how far apart we sit, it also opens the space for true togetherness. It’s about getting closer and more distinct—rather than more distant.”. For those unwilling to read, I recommend this video, it does a good job of highlighting the main points. 

🎤 Paul Graham on Ambition, Art, and Evaluating Talent

  • Tyler Cowen is likely one of the most informed interviewers I’ve listened to. This is a great conversation with Paul Graham, providing deeper insight into his process for thinking about hard questions.


🚗 Drive – Movie Trailer (2011)

  • I’ve never seen this movie, but I’m interested. 

🏖️ The Long Road to San Fransisco

  • I’m NOT interested in moving to SF. But… This was a timely podcast. My wife and I plan on spending this upcoming year exploring America. With the primary intention of simply seeing different places and having fun… The bi-product could be that we move somewhere else in the longer term, but for now, we’re just excited to explore.