I realize that many of the posts recently have been pretty deep.
I think this video is a great primer on the topic.
I have been saying for a while that the blockchain revolution isn’t about blockchain, per se.
The bigger implication is Decentralization.
But the world, in my opinion, isn’t quite ready for that mes […]
The other day, I presented the Blockchain Tech Stack as a primer to help people understand the opportunities for value creation and profit in the Decentralized Economy.
What I didn’t do enough of in that post […]
Des Traynor is the co-founder of Intercom, which has reached $50mm in revenue. He has a really long history of start-up success.
After a great presentation sharing what he has learned, he was asked, what he […]
It’s the day-in, day-out effort to post.
Some days, your stuff isn’t great. Some days, it is.
But, as the saying goes, “practice makes perfect.”
My blogging history is 17 years old now and […]
I’ll tell you where it’s not. Out on the open web.
Don’t take it from me, FBI Director James Comey said “there is no such thing as absolute privacy in America.”
For a long time, I gave privacy short shrift, […]
If someone came to you in 1992 and said, “hey, there’s this thing called the Internet. Let me explain how billions and billions of dollar are going to be created in value in entirely new business models,” how […]
It’s to not offend anyone.
For a long time, brands tried to be apolitical. They wanted to stay out of divisive issues.
This makes sense because the concept of branding really evolved during the “mass market” […]
How do you measure “brand equity” today?
Perhaps some analysis of awareness, recall, etc. Google it and you’ll see plenty of suggestions.
Unlike Net Promoter Score, there’s not a clear definition of how t […]
It’s not about blockchain technology.
It’s about the implications of blockchains arriving full force.
In the first phase of mainstream blockchain adoption, we’re going to see existing companies leverage it […]
Richard Edelman said about the new Trust Barometer report that,
“We’ve gotten to a point where there’s a loss of faith in the system. That there’s a sense of unfairness.”
Richard Stacy (I suppose I’m on a “Rich […]
I watched the Chinese government (from afar) seek to slow down the adoption of Bitcoin with mild fascination.
In a weird way, I kind of felt sorry for them.
They went after exchanges and sought to impose […]
You know how kidnappers will have people hold up a copy of that day’s newspaper to prove that someone is still alive?
Well, today, the blockchain can do that.
This story is a few weeks old, but it’s pretty […]
In this video, I interview Jerry Michalski and we discuss a wide range of topics, including trust, community, blockchains, and what he calls “the relationship economy.”
You can play it in the background (it’s […]
If you haven’t seen the Netflix series, Black Mirror, you should. It’s a modern day Twilight Zone, focused on what happens when technology gets out of control and the storytelling is first-rate. (Hint: start with […]
Fred Ehrsam (co-founder of Coinbase) wrote an excellent piece called “VR is a Killer App for Blockchains.”
It’s an interesting thesis.
Namely that, in a world where your identity is critical and where the […]
One of the classic business history lessons is that when the US railroad industry was confronted with the rise of the Interstate highway system and trucking, they thought of themselves as in the “railway” business […]
Jeremy Epstein wrote a new post, How “Eli the Computer Guy” Makes a Living on YouTube 4 weeks ago
We’ve all heard the term “YouTube Star,” but what does it really mean?
Maybe a metric is “here’s someone who earns their living by way of YouTube?”
Well, I had the chance to interview (via YouTube Live, of […]
How does a company grow from a 30 person company valued at just over $20 million to a 1400 person company valued at $1.8 billion in a few short years?
Well, for one, it takes a tremendous team effort and […]
Decentralized systems could accelerate the end of the full-time employment world and the “gig” economy is the new reality.
The Wall St. Journal recently published a powerful article called “The End of […]
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