On paper, Erica Williams Simon’s life was flourishing. She regularly appeared on the TV news circuit, speaking on CNN, MSNBC, and Real Time with Bill Maher. She traveled the world spreading messages of empowerment and justice with the Center for American Progress. She had a happy marriage to the love of her life. And did it all by the age of 25.
Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann are expert problem-solvers and decision-makers. But that ability didn’t just come naturally. They actively worked at those skills by implementing a long list of mental models.
It all started at a Denny’s in Sunnyvale, California. Scott Kupor met up with his old friend Marc Andreessen who laid out plans for an ambitious venture capital firm looking for its first employee. That firm was Andreessen Horowitz, where Kupor is now Managing Partner, and which now boasts more than $7 billion in assets under management and 150 employees.