Sept. 22, 2021

#52 David McDonough of Commonstock: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

#52 David McDonough of Commonstock: My Favorite Books, Tools, Habits, and More | 20 Minute Playbook

In Episode #52, we deconstruct David McDonough's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. David is the Founder and CEO of Commonstock. We cover inspiring newsletters and films, the Eisenhower matrix, and learning from rejection.


In Episode #52, we deconstruct David McDonough's peak performance playbook—from his favorite book to the tiny habit that's had the biggest impact on his life. David is the Founder and CEO of Commonstock. We cover inspiring newsletters and films, the Eisenhower matrix, and learning from rejection.

“My definition of success is impacting as many people as possible in the biggest way possible.” – David McDonough

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

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

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CHAPTERS

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

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:00:25) – Learning about new asset classes
  • (00:02:22) – Nightly runs and newsletters from Axios
  • (00:05:23) – Using the Eisenhower matrix and Todoist for task management
  • (00:12:40) – Inspiration from polarizing figures and sci-fi movies
  • (00:15:39) – Learning from rejection and making an impact on others


ABOUT DAVID MCDONOUGH

David McDonough is Founder and CEO of Commonstock, a platform that securely connects to multiple brokerage accounts to give a social aspect to investments and empower everyday investors. He previously worked at Google in product strategy and ventures, and was an Investment Analyst at Greenspring Associates.

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