S2E14 "Anna Gat - Founding Interintellect and Zones of Genius"
On today's podcast, I speak with Anna Gat, the CEO and founder of Inter Intellect, a startup dedicated to bringing people together for intellectual discussions and salons. On today's episode, Anna and I talk about how Inter Intellect was created, finding your ikigai, and what goes into a perfect inter intellect salon meeting.
2. Anna's Twitter
3. Interintellect's Twitter
4. Brandon's Twitter
5. Brandon's Website
5 Key Takeaways:
1. After some time, it became clear to me that going about solving how healthy intellectual life can flourish, maybe approaching it with a self-defense toolkit is not the right thing to do.
2. Nowadays, there are a lot more diversity and ideas, opinions, and experiences. And the people are quiet if the environment is set to encourage this kind of friendliness and openness. And then people will actually come with their metaphorical or actual, you know, snacks and wine and listen to each other.
3. This is the same for online communities, you can't just like put random people together and say, now you're a community, there has to be something being done there. And the other thing is culture and I think, you know, creating the rights and responsibilities of a community.
4. I had this moment of clarity, when I understood that I don't want to have a meta life, that I no longer want to teach and write and write movies and translate novels. I felt like the world is upside down, and everybody's needed, it was a call to arms moments.
5. I think that's so so important because, in England, We always talk about the zone of genius that everybody has not everybody's a genius, but every single person has a zone of genius. And your zone of genius comes from the mid middle part of your Venn diagram, right? Just like, lay over each other, all these different things that you're good at, and see what is in the middle and just either find the job that fits that or make it. For me, what was in the middle of my Venn diagram, I was looking at companies that would be doing this, and I couldn't find anything. And so I had to start my own startup, right.