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Todd Benson

  • Born in a small town Kansas

  • Wanted to go to NY

  • Harvard gave him great experience

  • Develop the ability to think as well as working hard and mastering your craft

  • For developing friends: physical proximity, repeated unplanned interaction, and environment to be vulnerable

  • Work long hours in career and build relationships with new people

  • Don’t know how much they don’t know. Gives you an opportunity to fail and learn

  • Funds of his all went to zero

  • Absolute value instead of relative value

  • Interested in government and public goods. Bringing more technology into those areas

  • Bitter sweet exit

  • Thinks it's hard to have work/life balance

  • Most really successful people that he knows make work their life

  • Choose your friends selectively

Todd Benson
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