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The Power of Persistent Focus

8 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Success isn’t difficult. It’s easy. Focus is difficult. Thoughts from Thomas Edison. All the way back in the pre-Covid world of December 2019, I had a post called “Sun Tzu and Why Growth is a Function of Momentum”. My not so earth shattering c...

Elon, Jack, and Multiple Jobs in a Knowledge Economy

7 Jul 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Changing to a knowledge economy mindset has a few shifts. The cultural paradigm of the definition of “work” is one of the biggest. Yesterday, I shared the idea from my brother (the zen storage person at Dell) that the ideal place to be in a Kn...

The Disintermediation of Securities Lending

2 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Reimagining the world of securities lending when smart contracts work at scale and we all keep more of our money. There was an article in the June 10th edition of the Wall Street Journal entitled, How Investing Giants Gave Away Voting Power Ah...

Are Austrians Better Marketers?

1 Jul 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Has behavioral economics inspired marketing run its course? The Austrian school of economists make the case that it has and offer an alternative. I’ve been exploring the concept of “crypto-marketing” for almost five years now. All along, I tho...

When Growth is Zero-Sum

30 Jun 2020 4 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: With everyone effectively online, the Web2.0 battlefield changes from growth that rides the wave of market expansion to competition annihilation. In When Tailwinds Vanish, The Internet in the 2020s, John Luttig helped me step away from the day...

I’m a Hypocrite

26 Jun 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: say one thing in a blog post, then do the exact opposite. That’s pretty much the definition. Yesterday was a bit of a tough day for me. Only three hours after I hit “publish” on a post called “Respect for Time,” I completely disrespected someo...

Respect for Time

25 Jun 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: How we spend our own time is up to each of us. How we choose to spend the time of others requires thoughtfulness. After college, I lived in Germany (Frankfurt) for 1 year and then in Japan for 2 years. On one of my first days in Germany, I was...

Win the Morning

24 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Your day may not go as planned, but if you win the morning, you increase your odds of success. You also feel better One of the things you learn in the practice of meditation is that your mind IS going to wander. While I haven’t asked him about...

The Driver’s Test of the Future

23 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Imagining a future where a blockchain certifies your competence as a driver and the end of mandated driving instruction. My daughter is going for her driving test this afternoon. I’ve been training with her for 9 months. We’ve done urban roads...

I’m a Fundamentalist

22 Jun 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl:dr; My outlook is not as rational or balanced as I thought. Neither is yours. Awareness of both is good. Affecting change is only possible by one of us. My father and I were chatting about current events. He had expressed curiosity about whether w...