From gravel cycling water pack to personal finance
As Covid was shutting down manufacturers in China, putting a big ‘ol pause on any progress with Velikan, another part of my life was picking up steam: my obsession with personal finance.
I read Rich Dad Poor Dad (classic) and then proceeded to go tearing through the entire canon of classic investing literature. Many books, podcasts, and google searches later, I finally felt comfortable with the major facets of personal finance. But it took like... 6 months?
Thinking that my friends weren't slogging through a similar saga, I started having people over and walking them through a distillation of everything I'd learned — in about 2 hours, we could cover the basics (high-level concepts of investing, what they could afford, how to minimize taxes, and what simple strategies would carry them for the long haul).
A curriculum emerged. (What I didn't know at the time was that this was the outline for my first EBC). I felt so good about what I was doing — it was cool to see the lightbulb go on for my friends, they were clearly thinking, "oh this isn't as complicated as I assumed it would be" — that I started delivering my session to interns at Salesforce.
And like my friends, the interns loved it. So I asked myself, "how can I scale this as someone who doesn't know anything about code?"
... to be continued in the next fast-forward.