It is an overwhelming time at this time. From an economic standpoint — past the apparent massive damage because of a stopping of big swaths of the market, which will have to be addressed some kind of government bailout — there are also some level of permanent restructuring. A lot of men and women are… Continue reading Post-COVID: Which Behaviors Will Stick?
It’s been astonishing (and mostly encouraging) to see virtually every activity which may be shifted to video start to go there. Within the past few days, in our home, we have seen the following: Piano lesson over FaceTime Band clinic over Zoom Many company calls over Zoom Scavenger hunt over FaceTime Academic and enjoyable courses… Continue reading The Great Shift to Video
I spent time on the previous couple of days with different entrepreneurs that are building crypto or”net 3″ programs well outside the fiscal area. Among the takeaways for me was of the significant role that electronic”bearer” resources will play in producing new experiences in web 3. From bearer resources, I suggest that you show them… Continue reading Digital Bearer Assets
I’ve been frustrated that there have appeared to be two parallel and separate conversations happening: the”traditional” digital rights / net freedom community speaking about”re-decentralizing the net” and the blockchain/crypto community working on precisely the identical thing. I like the EFF’s recent work since they’re connecting both discussions, and their year in review is a fantastic… Continue reading Adversarial Interoperability
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve varied my computing habits a little. For a notebook, I have been using a Pixelbook, and I also have been spending more time using an iPad Guru for work (vs my default option of using a Mac laptop for all ). What I have found is that the form… Continue reading Form factor
We’re in the center of the 2018 Analyst hiring procedure at USV. That’s still the situation now. Albert was writing updates concerning the procedure about the USV site . Now, we’ve reviewed each the programs, and are working towards another round of interviews using semi-finalists. What I will cover here’s the way we have handled… Continue reading Running the USV analyst application process using Ziggeo, FormAssembly and Airtable
A whole lot of founders / teams have been asking if they ought to be embracing a cryptocurrency strategy. This is understandable given the frenzy of fundraising lately and the continuing dialogue about the prospect of cryptocurrencies as a different business model for internet platforms. 1) What is the benefit of working with a cryptocurrency… Continue reading For web platforms considering a token strategy: cryptocurrency vs. dollars?
Last month, I went into the (most amazing city in the world) Amsterdam, to talk at The second Web Conference. I did two talks, one in a sub-event centered on tech & social problems, on the subject of Data & Power, which I will post as it comes online, and a main stage talk on the… Continue reading The Next Web Amsterdam: Purpose, Mission & Strategy
As cryptocurrencies and blockchains have continued to gain steam (and bring capital), a frequent question in the atmosphere is, which sort of leader does it have to be successful in this area? If it is not already obvious, cryptocurrency growth is open source development. The fundamental challenge in open source development is to receive other… Continue reading Open source leadership vs. corporate leadership
As more areas of our economy become computerized and move online, more and more of what regulators will need to know will be in the source code. Nowadays, cars are an order of magnitude more complicated, which makes it easier for producers to conceal cheats one of the 100 million lines of code which make… Continue reading Regulating source code