My interview with Pioneer
Short, and mostly about boyhood, here is one bit:
If you became really good at something (physics, programming, art, music), how exactly did you first get hooked?
Learning is fun. I found that social sciences are a good vehicle for learning things all the time. That got me hooked. It made my travel more salient, and it enriched the time I spent with music and the arts. It helped me make sense of people, too. All that at once. That was a pretty potent brew, and it still is.
What are some weird things you worked on or did as a teenager?
These days, what’s weird? I play chess intensively for four years, ages 10 to 14. Then I studied economics for the rest of my life. Arguably I was less weird as a teenager than I am today. What’s weird is that I haven’t “matured” into a less intensive course of study.
Here is the full link, here is a link to Pioneer, a new venture capital enterprise to discover the “lost Einsteins.” That may be you, so go apply. Here is a Pioneer list of some specific projects of interest.
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