Chris Bolman

Increase Your Surface Area And Create Leverage To Increase Your Chances of Success


Episode Notes (by minute):

-2:00: An overview on how Chris started thinking differently about his career starting in 2015 and 2016. He now has a new framework from that experience. He thought about impact and legacy much more deeply.

-5:00: “A blessing and a curse, for me professionally is one of things for me, as I’ve always just really love to learn new things.”

-7:00: How Chris thinks about increasing your surface area for success.

-9:00: “One of the things that I think is pretty true is almost problem you have or issue that you’re thinking about someone else, very intelligent in human history is already thought about that, and probably documented their thinking.”

-10:00: How Chris thinks about the four main axes or dimensions of life: 1) personal self-care; 2) building relationships; 3) your actual job and making money; 4) hobby/art. Ideally you want to find ways to compliment and seek leverage among these.

-14:00: The psychological benefits of when babies realize they can create things. And how being a startup founder is like being a baby — you are making things and learning so fast.

-16:00: How Chris allocates his time across projects during the week.

-20:00: An overview on Brightest, the startup that Chris is building, and the meaning he gets from it

-24:00: How failing early in your career can actually be one of the best things that can happen. Chris gives an example of this for him.

-29:00: How Chris thinks about the future of work, given emerging technologies.

(Note: these are quick notes and takeaways by David. Please see the episode for more accurate information)