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LEARN, EARN or QUIT | My job/career advice for 2022

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If you’re not learning AND earning… it’s time to move on. You’re wasting your life. Learn how to master BOTH and maximize your time on earth to make build something great in this week’s video.

How to get rich: https://youtu.be/7Hdu4DlnLIk
Turning $300K into $2B with Coinbase: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5YApjnTG10
What to do after raising money: https://youtu.be/khY3REOst-A

Bill Gates on expertise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGihiSE6sM
Alan Watts on Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v1NZgE170w
David Graeber on Bullshit Jobs – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIctCDYv7Yg

0:00 Intro
0:40 Examples of LEARNING
4:41 Examples to EARNING
9:03 Examples of LEARNING and EARNING at the same time
10:59 Examples of neither learning or earning
12:06 HOW TO DO IT BEST – (learn, then earn)
13:01 Outro

How to get rich: https://youtu.be/7Hdu4DlnLIk

100% of the revenue from this channel is donated to https://www.code2040.org​ – thank you for helping me help the engineers of tomorrow.

I’m Garry Tan, venture capitalist and founder at Initialized Capital. We were earliest investors in billion dollar startups like Coinbase and Instacart, and I’m a Forbes Midas List Top 100 venture capitalist in the world. We want these videos to be about helping people build world-class teams and startups that touch a billion people. Our startups have gone on to create more than $100 billion in market value so far, and Initialized has over $770M in assets under management.

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  1. I love the quality of the content on this channel. Garry Tan does 👏 not 👏 miss 👏!!!

  2. Thank you very much, Grayy. I really liked your video and I felt like I was talking to my closest friend face to face, and that made your words very dear to my heart.
    thank you

  3. superb video! I can relate to all of that. Just one personal addition: in fact, I guess you can learn something while participating in a dodgy startup (which happened to me): you learn how not to do it, which can be super valuable.

  4. Garry, thanks so much for this channel.

    I've been consuming stuff here over the last few weeks.

    It's been great learning from you.

  5. Lol still figuring this out thanks for the content

  6. Garry I love the valuable lessons you teach. Thanks a million

  7. Among all the channels of entrepreneurs, you are simply a breath of fresh air, simplicity, modesty and so much value. Thanks

  8. Learning a little and earning a little only 😐🤨 and can't quit also.

  9. When you're young and first starting out, you can learn from any job even if it's considered "bs". There are still a lot of smart people to learn and teach you about any industry. It's also ok for people to work average, everyday jobs that still contribute to society and pay the bills to support their family and lifestyle. That being said, most jobs can be mastered within 2-3 years in my opinion and learning new things may require a job or career change.

  10. Who else is here 2023 watching this gem?! 🫣

  11. Worth watching again and again to stay on track

  12. Learn or earn. Ideally both. And if you’re not doing either… then churn!

  13. Quoting Alan Watts? I'm all in

  14. Amazing content. As a college student, where it seems like everyone around me wants to get a finance job and live a comfortable life, the hedonic treadmill theory really resonates.

  15. This is the most helpful career video I’ve ever seen

  16. You are one of my super fav YouTubers Garry. TYSM

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