May 13, 2022

#105 Gokul Rajaram of Doordash, Square, and Google: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

#105 Gokul Rajaram of Doordash, Square, and Google: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In Episode #105, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Gokul is an angel investor and Product and Business Helper at DoorDash. We cover crypto, international investing, and habits and routines.


In Episode #105, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. Gokul is an angel investor and Product and Business Helper at DoorDash. We cover crypto, international investing, and habits and routines.

“I always believe the hierarchy of anyone, any individual should be health, then family, then work. Why not family before health? Because if you're not healthy, you become a burden to your family and you can't help them. So, your health is actually very, very important.” – Gokul Rajaram

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/angel-investor-gokul-rajaram-playbook-show-notes 

FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/angel-investor-gokul-rajaram-playbook-transcript 

CHAPTERS

In this episode, we deconstruct Gokul Rajaram peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. In it we cover:

  • (00:01:21) – The evolution of crypto
  • (00:02:44) – Superpowers and struggles
  • (00:06:08) – Inspirations and the importance of exercise
  • (00:08:24) – Recommended books
  • (00:10:19) – Tools and routines
  • (00:12:26) – Defining success
  • (00:14:32) – International investing


ABOUT GOKUL RAJARAM

Gokul Rajaram is a prolific angel investor in over 300 companies and counting, and an executive at DoorDash, which he joined after DoorDash acquired Caviar from Square in 2019. I was fortunate enough to get to work with Gokul at Square, and I am beyond thrilled to have him on the show today.

In this episode, Gokul shares what he thinks his investing superpowers are, why he loved Marc Andreesen's interview on the Good Time Show, why he loves Andre Agassi's book, Open, and the advice he'd give his younger self if he could go back 20 years to the start of his career.

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