Louis Serafini, Selling in

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Louis Serafini thought when he graduated in 2013 him and the track were done- it was time to make money and be successful. Then he said, “oh wait, this sucks” put the spikes back on and built his life around what he wants to do. He’s now a sub 4 miler, enjoying the day to day, and letting the future take care of itself.

This episode sponsored by Trackster, the ultimate training platform for running hardos. Trusted by Boston College, University of Oregon, and more. Emmet Scullivan is a cofounder of Trackster and a friend of no gradient from the beginning, we thank him for his continued support.

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Produced by Chris Derr and James Newhouse. Music by Chris Hoogewerff.

Predictions Scoreboard

I like falsifiable predictions because it forces one to take a stand rather than hide behind vagueness or platitudes. Not only does it make it easy to track how accurate your worldview is over time allowing you to learn. But it also gives an extremely potent dose to the reader of what your worldview actually is. I wish more journalists, writers, thinkers- hell everyone- did this. Take a stand people, no gradient.

That’s 3 for 12 thus far shooter, for a batting average of .250.

Correct

By 2025 Coinbase will release public APIs for businesses to accept cryptocurrencies as payment online.

In Android P, the UI to indicate battery saver mode will be replaced with something less garish.

Google will leave the low end Android device market to other manufacturers.

Incorrect

In the Pixel 3 phone, Google will release a Face ID equivalent that utilizes less specialized hardware than the iPhone X, but makes up for it in software. Similar to Portrait mode now.

Google will release the Pixel phone through all major US carriers in 2018.

Google will release an Android Wear watch in 2018.

The one year adoption rate for Android Oreo will be 9% (+/- 2.5%).

By 2030 there will be a financial services company offering a fully managed investment solution (e.g. saving for retirement, portfolio diversification) that charges no fees.

Google will release a Pixel device with Google designed silicon in 2019.

Google will release the first Pixel phone in 2017.

The Nexus program will end in 2018.

Periscope is going to be huge. Streaming of protests, sports events, disasters etc. Making tv networks even more redundant.

James Zingarini Trusting the Process

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Selling season tickets for the Philadelphia 76ers at a time when the organization broke the franchise record for sales, James Zingarini cracks open the realness talking post grad disillusionment. The transition from schooling to the “real world” is jarring- let Zingarini tell you why that’s okay.

Houston, no gradient is now a video podcast- check your local YouTube. Shout-out to Aryan Davani  and Emmet Scullivan for pushing video ✊

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Produced by Chris Derr and James Newhouse. Music by Chris Hoogewerff.

Joseph Cote, See America First

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Joseph and his wife made a list of 25 cities they wanted to live in. Shortly after, she died in a plane crash. Joseph kept that list in his pocket. 40 years, 40 apartments, 28 foreign cities, and 12 US cities later, their list is finally complete. He reflects on a life well lived and well traveled, with a calmness and zest that grabs your soul.

Subscribe via iTunesGoogle PlayRSS, or wherever podcasts are available. Stream on Libsyn and YouTube. Support the show on Patreon. Follow on Instagram and Twitter for pictures of the guests and show updates.

Produced by Chris Derr and James Newhouse. Music by Chris Hoogewerff.