Don’t Think Too Highly of Human Nature

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Roman aqueducts

Accelerating change, progress, and innovation is not the status quo.

The Aqueduct and functional sewage systems existed during the Roman Empire (300 BC – 300 AD). And then, when the Roman Empire fell, so did this innovation. The idea of digging tunnels below ground to transport water and waste out of the city was effectively eradicated from popular culture.Continue Reading…

20 Future Skills and My Selection of Expert Advice

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[UPDATED: 1/12/2019 – See bottom – 3 more guests]

I’ve been fortunate to meet and talk to many interesting people.

In a recent Q&A, a listener asked me & Mikael what we had learned from our podcasts, and how making them had impacted our lives.

For me, the most important thing has been (and remains) meeting and talking to interesting individuals; learning from masters.

Learning partly from osmosis, partly from research. But mostly from reading between the lines and reflecting on my own.

This article sums up the best advice from Future Skills Podcast yet.Continue Reading…

The 6 Fundamentals of a Robust Commonplace

commonplace

Building a commonplace is one of the most useful things I’ve done in the past 5 years.

It took a while until I had a structure that was easy to use in all areas of my life, but ever since, it’s been very convenient. Because I can use it for all my work projects, studies, writing, and podcasts.

In this article I will show you how I do that.

And, how you can do the same.Continue Reading…

My Top 6 Takeaways from Billionaire Martin Sandquist (Future Skills Interview)

“I’m not really the entrepreneurial type but I always liked the independence of trading and also the fact that you’re always judged by just the market.”

~Martin Sandquist

Martin Sandquist is the founder of Lynx Asset Management. Lynx is one of the most successful hedge funds in Europe. They‚Äôre classified as a CTA and have 70 employees.Continue Reading…

Ola Ahlvarsson: The Master of Synergy

Ola och Micke

[Mikael Syding & Ola Ahlvarsson]

Brief message from Ludvig: Since many of you asked for more after the popular interview with billionaire investor Martin Sandquist, I’ve translated another podcast newsletter. This one is from our interview with Ola Ahlvarsson, one of the most interesting people I’ve met in my life.Continue Reading…

100 Lessons from Billionaires, Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, Philosophers… (and 2 years of podcasting)

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In the last 2 years, my podcast “25 Minuter” with Mikael Sydinglessons ludvig sunstr√∂m has got +280 reviews and +2M downloads.

This article will explain all my personal insights from doing the podcast, and the +100 lessons I learned from the 20 high-profile guests we’ve interviewed.

No fluff, just the good stuff.

Below: My personal lessons from podcasting for +2 years

Or skip to the +100 guest lessons: >>Here 1Continue Reading…


  1. This has something for everyone. My advice is: Skim it over fast (5 min) then read the powerful stuff.

Interview with Martin Sandquist, Billionaire Lynx-Founder and Finance Innovator

Martin Sandquist Mikael Syding Ludvig Sunström[Ludvig | Martin | Mikael]

For the first time, the elusive Martin Sandquist gives an interview.

Martin Sandquist is the founder of Lynx Asset Management. Lynx is one of the most successful hedge funds in Europe. They’re classified as a CTA and have 70 employees. Continue Reading…

19 Attributes of Great Men

great men attributes

From my commonplace:


“I went on troubling myself about general
ideas until I learnt to understand the particular achievements of the best men.”

–Goethe

 

Trouble yourself about this.

 

1) Prodigious memory.Continue Reading…

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