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The Astukari Podcast

The Astukari Podcast

By Jacob Robinson
The Astukari Podcast features audio summaries of content featured on Jacob "astukari" Robinson's blog.

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Aggregation and Decoupling

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Up Shit Creek
I once overheard a saying from an old proprietor of some local store in rural Arizona: “Sometimes, life takes you up Shit Creek.” Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/11/30/up-shit-creek/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:44
May 22, 2022
Five Ways To Get Others To Agree With You
If there was one thing that was vitally important for you to learn, it would be communication. There's little we do in the modern world that doesn't at least somewhat relate to communicating with others. Often, we are trying to get others to agree with us -- to see our view on why we should have a job, or a relationship, or even the last piece of cake in the fridge. Here are five tips that will allow for your success on all those occasions! Original blog post: https://www.buzzfeed.com/astukari/five-ways-to-get-others-to-agree-with-you-1n10p6wnz1 Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
08:08
May 08, 2022
If I Could Do My Education Over Again
Now that I’ve passed into the career stage of my life, I’ve done a fair bit of thinking as to what I would have done differently. Here are my lessons learned. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/03/01/if-i-could-do-my-education-over-again/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
10:26
April 24, 2022
Aggregation and Decoupling
In the business cycle, companies grow and stagnate. Similarly, on a macro-level, they aggregate and decouple. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/03/08/aggregation-and-decoupling/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:17
April 10, 2022
A Social Capital Theory of Management
There are many different theories of management, and real life takes bits and pieces from each one. But few of them revolve specifically around the people who you’re working with — so, this theory serves to add on a social factor as well. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/02/22/a-social-capital-theory-of-management/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
03:21
March 27, 2022
Genetic Obsolescence
Evolution means the constant splitting of genes and species into bigger and better forms. Humans came out of a split from the chimpanzees. But what will happen when a genetically better race of humans comes into existence? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/02/15/genetic-obsolescence/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:44
March 13, 2022
The Customer Takes Care of Itself
There’s a lot of debate in the business world on whether every customer should be a sought after one. I take a different approach — I say the customer takes care of itself. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2021/02/01/the-customer-takes-care-of-itself/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Subscribe to the newsletter: https://astukari.substack.com/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:26
February 27, 2022
Everything You Do Sucks
Everything you do sucks. So why worry so much about it? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/11/16/everything-you-do-sucks/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:24
February 13, 2022
Niche Monopolies
In order for startups to thrive, they must quickly accumulate monopoly positions in massive emerging markets. But what if you aren’t a startup? What if… you’re just a person? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/11/23/niche-monopolies/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:33
January 30, 2022
Uncertainty Principle
Most of life is inherently uncertain. How can we predict these events — and should we even bother trying? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/14/uncertainty-principle/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:07
January 16, 2022
Emotional Equivalent Salary
We all know money is relative. A thousand dollars in Montana is going to do you a lot better than a thousand dollars in Manhattan. But here’s a question: is it not just relative location-wise, but emotion-wise as well? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/07/emotional-equivalent-salary/  Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:24
January 02, 2022
Punishment and Forgiveness
I have a set of principles. One of the big ones is to ‘always forgive someone the first time they make a mistake’. In this post, I want to elaborate on this, as well as give some thoughts on punishment and forgiveness more generally. Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/28/punishment-and-forgiveness/ Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
04:46
December 19, 2021
Building a Startup with Anxiety
After I started my company and began building products, a curious thought appeared in my mind. Is building a startup while having high anxiety even possible? Original blog post: https://jacob-robinson.com/2020/12/21/building-a-startup-with-anxiety/  Check out the blog: https://jacob-robinson.com/blog/ Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astukari Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/astukari/
05:28
December 05, 2021