What do you think about this newsletter concept? (Ricky Weekly #7)

This is an experiment where I share 3 things every week with my friends and anyone else interested. I’ll share 1 thing on my mind, 1 piece of content I recommend, and 1 picture from my life. I’ll try to do this for the next two months on Sundays. Feedback is encouraged.

A picture from my life:

I went camping this weekend to celebrate my boy Ryan’s birthday and his moving back to NYC. I’ve never liked nature because I grew up in a big city and I have really bad allergies. Blaspheme in California, I know! This glamping site had a legit grill so I over-ate to cope with being in nature. I’m kind of kidding kind of not. It was fun!

Thing on my mind:

Earlier this week I noticed that my confidence moved up or down depending on what people said to me. I have a much better handle on this than I used to, but still happens. I’m crave feedback loops, and that means I look for them sometimes in places where I shouldn’t.

The NBA is on my mind because Kwahi Leonard took Paul George with him to the LA Clippers, surprising everyone. It’s incredible how the NBA off-season has become such a cultural sensation that everyone’s talking about the business-side of the NBA. This must be happening in other places because we have unprecedented access to information from behind the scenes.

This newsletter is on my mind. This issue is the first one that I think is not even worth sending. The quality of the content here doesn’t pass my own sniff test.

Fun fact, here’s roughly how much time I spend writing these newsletters:

Week 1: 1 hr
Week 2: 0.5 hr
Week 3: 2 hrs
Week 4: 1.5 hrs
Week 5: 1 hr
Week 6: 2 hrs
Week 7: 1 hr

Piece of content I recommend:

Bill Gurley – All Things Business and Investing – [Invest Like the Best, EP.137]

This is a good podcast in general along with Capital Allocators if you want to learn to think more like an investor.

Your turn:

What do you think about this newsletter? Should I keep sending them? Next week will be the last issue!

You can find out what I’m thinking in more real-time on Twitter and my blog posts are on my website. My latest essay is called “I got next!” — a personal #RequestForStartups.