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A concept I learned at 28 I wish I learned at 18. Asymmetric Opportunity:

There are two types of Asymmetric Opportunities: • Asymmetric upside is when the upside is much > than the downside. • Asymmetric downside is when the downside is much > than the upside. The goal is to do more things with "Big Reward" and "Small Risk" Here are some examples:
1. Going on first dates Asking someone out on a date has a huge asymmetric upside. You might hit it off and end up in a relationship. If not you'd just be a little embarrassed and maybe awkward with the person afterward. Or you end up getting married.…
In high school I was trying to flirt with a girl in the computer lab. It was her birthday. I extend my hand to give her a high five/hand hold hybrid deal. She stares and goes, “Is that a high five?” I say, “Um ya.” She taps it and walks out. That girl is now my wife.
2. Investing in startups Investing in a startup can lead to massive returns. Many think you need millions to invest, but the truth is, you can start with a $1000 check. To get started with angel investing, check out @hustelfundVC's program: angel squad
3. Start a company Similar to investing, your company's growth will lead to your growth. You can learn how to start a company, with help from the world's top startup accelerator @Y Combinator via YC Startup School
4. Create a book, podcast, or video Media is the original software business. You create something once. And you can easily duplicate it millions of times with no additional cost Ask yourself: "What works for you when you're done working?"…
Alex Lieberman

Alex Lieberman

Media is the original software business. Create once. If good, duplicate millions of times with no additional cost.
5. Create a (software) product As @Marc Andreessen says: Software is eating the world. All of the technology required to transform industries through software finally works and can be widely delivered on a global scale.…
6. Go to a cocktail party Yes, it's cringe, but "your network is your net worth." And you never know if that person you met at a coffee shop or cocktail party can end up making a critical intro 5 years down the line…
Codie Sanchez

Codie Sanchez

Your network is your net worth. Insanely cringe yet true. Here are 10 ways to build a strong network (that actually ROIs):
7. Move to a big city Great cities attract ambitious people. You can sense it when you walk around one. In a hundred subtle ways, the city sends you a message: you could do more; you should try harder.
8. Tweet Send the text message. Hit send on the email. Tweet the Tweet. Closed. Mouths. Don't. Get. Fed.…
Reminder: Closed mouths don’t get fed. If you want something—and you’ve done the work to deserve it—ask for it. Worst case—you’re told no. Best case—it’s yours. Don't sit back and wait for good things to happen. A little push goes a long way.
9. Building in Public The odds of getting struck by lightning are low But if you run around with a 20ft metal pole the odds go WAY up Building in public ~ running around with a 20ft metal pole It expands your surface area for "getting lucky" ⚡️⚡️⚡️…
If you're on the fence about building in public, you'll be brainwashed after this. Here is why you should build in public (hint: 🌩️) 🧵🧵🧵
What are other examples of asymmetric opportunities that I'm missing? Comment down below. And remember: shoot. your. shot. life is too short not to do so.…
Haley Bryant 💛

Haley Bryant 💛

Arjun hustles so hard. Needed reminder to shoot your shot.
I hope you've found this thread helpful and learned a new example of asymmetric upside. Follow me @Arjun Mahadevan (Mr. LLC 🇺🇸) for more; I'll be adding more examples to this thread. And Like/Retweet the first tweet below if you can, to share this concept with a friend
A concept I learned at 28 I wish I learned at 18. Asymmetric Opportunity:
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