Rafe Furst is an entrepreneur, impact investor, and a world champion poker player.
Furst began his career as an artificial intelligence researcher at the Kestrel Institute. He left academia to co-found his first company, Pick'em Sports, in 1996, which was sold to a public company in 1999.
Furst holds an M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Symbolic Systems, both from Stanford University. Click here for full bio.
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It’s been a long, strange trip these past 50 or so years, and it feels like I’m waking up from a dream. I’m going to share with you some of that dream, with a warning. The parts I am sharing are not the pretty parts. Those you can find elsewhere.
This article is about letting go of control, regulating emotions, and shifting from the reckless, inchoate play of a child into responsible, coherent, adult creativity.
You will survive letting go of who you think you are.
What you have been told about how the Universe works is a half-truth.
You are not who you think you are.