Markus Nigrin wrote a great follow-up to my previous post on managing one’s burn rate when going independent. His post touches on some really important information that I completely left out of mine, namely, being educated about investing and not ignoring it. I’m guilty of this as well, but only since “cutting the chord” have I become much more concerned about my lack of education about investing, and it’s something I’m currently working to improve.
It’s a great read, and some good book recommendations from him in that post. I would add to that “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” as another book to read for those that are in a very “unpredictable” and hit-driven industry such as games, books, etc. It echoed a lot of sentiments I had felt at the time, but didn’t know how to articulate it and the book does a good job of explaining that.