What is The Opus Letter

They say combining your passions, especially those that are completely orthogonal to one another, often results in the greatest work you will ever create. Well, The Opus Letter is just that.

Just like the best classical pieces, the best works of journalism, reporting, technology, builders, and other people are often found on the fringe. I try my best everyday to hang out on the edge where the lesser-knowns hide. The highest ROI reading isn’t found on the top news sites or within the most eye-grabbing headline. No, it is located on the Nth page of some obscure forum written by a pseudo-anonymous author. While everyone knows the classical greats such as Mozart’s Turkish March or Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, I’d argue there are equally great measures of music hidden away in the archives that just need a dusting off to be enjoyed. Much like the news, the billboard 100 of music is an incredibly inaccurate representation of what people enjoy.

I will be sending out The Opus Letter periodically (hopefully, converging towards daily) where I will share personal thoughts, reflections, and interesting things I find in my daily rabbit holes. Most of my job as a venture analyst is to find these weird places (as my coworker calls them) on the internet and wander around. I think we are all in need of a detour from the current zeitgeist of virus not only infecting our bodies but also our brains as it is the only thing we can talk about today.

And to accompany the current happenings of the world, whether it be a virus or a new trend, I will add a personal favorite piece of music - an Opus - to every post. I will work to find a piece that pairs with the issue and I encourage you to scroll down to the bottom of every new post and listen to the piece while reading.

I hope these findings are as interesting to you as they are to me, and I welcome all feedback and personal reflections.

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