🍪 Nvidia joins the four comma club
Good morning, friends. If you’re not mourning the Succession finale this week, are we even still friends???
We gotta think about it.
For now, let’s get to the good stuff.
On deck this week:
💰 Nvidia joins the four comma club
🗳️ Poll of the week: who actually knows what Nvidia does?
🍪 Cookie crumbs: 5 bite-sized headlines
🍫 Chocolate chips: our 3 favorite finds of the week
😂 Snickerdoodles: memes for the weekend
NVIDIA JOINS THE FOUR COMMA CLUB
Oracle. Cisco. Nvidia. DJ Khaled.
What do they all have in common?
They’re all old, rich, and no one’s got any idea what they actually do.
We may never know what DJ Khaled does besides yelling his own name, buuut we did get the scoop on Nvidia after it just became the 7th most valuable company in the world.
It hit the $1T (trillion!) market cap mark after beating on earnings this week. Their stock went up 25% after the announcement, and has been up 140% over the last 6 months.
And if you’re like us and had no idea what Nvidia did before reading this, let me give ya the TLDR:
They make chips.
… Yup I see your eyes glazing over so I’ll make this quick.
They were one of the first manufacturers of GPUs, which basically help make graphics intensive programs on computers run faster. Think video editing, streaming, games, etc. It can also be used in contexts like self-driving technology where the car is taking in lots of data about its surroundings.
More recently though, GPUs have been used for complex calculations. And what requires hella calculating?
That’s right, buddy. Everyone’s magic word these days - AI.
So Nvidia is basically supplying the flour to the cookies. They’ve got the key ingredient every AI company needs, and now they’re out there crushing it.
It’s not so surprising that they’re now expecting revenue to be 50% higher this quarter to satisfy the need for AI chips.
And while this is all fine and dandy, the real talk of the town has been their CEO, Jensen Huang.
Guy’s probably one of the world’s richest dudes and no one knows that he’s this leather jacket wearing hardo with a ton of quotable moments, like when he said, “my will to survive exceeds almost everybody else's will to kill me.” LOL.
He’s been the silent killer of the last 3 decades, and we definitely aren’t betting against him.
BTW, Acquired did an awesome podcast on him and Nvidia. Long, but worth it.
POLL OF THE WEEK
WHO KNEW WHAT NVIDIA ACTUALLY DID?
We gotta know - did you know what Nvidia actually did before reading this email? Let’s be honest. Just remember: you’re anonymous in this poll, THIS AIN’T THE TIME TO FLEX.
Sound off 👇🏽
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BITE SIZED HEADLINES
The most popular car in the world last quarter? The Tesla model Y. The next 4 best selling cars after that? All Toyotas. Those trusty steeds.
Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes is finally in prison. Here’s a close up of her new Texan abode for the next 135 months and let’s just say, we are not jealous.
Elon's Neuralink got FDA approval to start implanting brain chips into humans. They're focused on quadriplegic patients first, hoping to give them the ability to control their computers and phones with their thoughts 👀
All the top leaders in AI are now saying it poses an extinction risk. Not exactly a good sign when the people that have seen how the sausage is made are ringing the alarm bells…
Ever thought about getting the shingles vaccine? I’ve heard your bones hurt and ache like a capital B right after, but apparently findings released this week from a Stanford study show that the shingles vaccine can causally reduce incidence of Alzheimers later in life. Pretty crazy. Short term pain, long term gain, people.
OUR FAVORITE FINDS
We’ve got a nice hodge podge of random but cool tools for ya today. Some true chocolate chips. 🍪🤌🏽
A wifi QR code generator that lets you print a QR code so the homies can join your wifi network the next time they come over.
This passport index is like the Forbes 30 Under 30 of passports. You get to see the world’s best passports ranked (#1 ain’t the US btw), and they even have a tool that lets you see if you need a visa to get into a country or not.
If you suck at meditating or journaling and just want a simple thing to do each day, this is for you. We got relaxed just listening to the music, LOL.
That's all we got for ya this week, folks. See ya next Thursday!
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