Polina Marinova Pompliano: Founder of The Profile - Studying The World's Smartest People

Polina Marinova Pompliano joins us to share how she made a full-time career out of writing her premium newsletter, The Profile. Every week, Polina teaches her readers important life lessons through stories of the world's most successful people. Popular pieces include Charlie Munger, The Rock, and Nick Saban. We also discuss her angel investments, advice for couples, and the future of long-form content creation.

Polina Marinova Pompliano
Polina Marinova Pompliano
June 1, 2021

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Polina Marinova Pompliano is the founder of The Profile, a media outlet and newsletter that publishes long-form profiles of the world's most successful people. Polina reads millions of words each year and distills them into actionable, captivating stories that she releases to her audience every Sunday.

Before going full-time on The Profile, Polina spent years working at Fortune Magazine where she wrote Term Sheet, one of the largest venture capital and private equity dealmaking publications in the world. 

Prior to that, Polina graduated from The University of Georgia, where she was the editor and chief of the independent collegiate newspaper, The Red & Black.


Subscribe to The Profile: https://theprofile.substack.com/subscribe

Follow Polina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/polina_marinova

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