Sirwin
Sirwin
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Explorations of the emerging crypto-economic models and their potential implications


When the Drive Feels Gone

31 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: Lack of motivation might actually be a good thing. Possibly I don’t know if it’s a Covid induced hangover, but I’ve been feeling lethargic for a while. Lethargic is probably not the right word, since it’s not like I sit around all day in bed b...

The Money in Your Closet

28 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: A new twist in a proven collectibles market means that TopShot could represent a watershed moment in history, as well as an opportunity. We’ve all heard the stories about moms (and presumably dads) who have thrown away the baseball or football...

Buffet Buys Gold…Stock

27 Aug 2020 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: The headlines proclaimed that Warren Buffet bought gold. Turns out, he bought stock in a gold mining company. Either way, it’s the same impact. On the dining room table as we sat down for dinner was that day’s Wall Street Journal. The glimpse...

Why do Good Startups Fail?

26 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: product-market fit still reigns supreme I saw the chart below a while back on CB Insights. I seem to have misplaced the actual link. Sorry. In early stage start-ups, it’s not uncommon to get overly focused on the competition, especially whe...

If It’s Unprecedented…

25 Aug 2020 1 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: The narrative still suggests that there is a time when this is “over.” But it may not be. We’ve all heard the term “unprecedented” at a rate far above the previous average. Yet, we still hear daily conversations that refer to “when we get back...

Who has the Power of the Purse?

24 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: the trendlines on the ‘power of the purse’ are disturbing. Yet, they follow a pattern. There was an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal on August 13th by Greg Ip called “Presidency’s Fiscal Power Keeps Growing.” It had a different title a...

The Corona Mental Health Crisis?

21 Aug 2020 2 minute read 0 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: the physical risks of Covid have wide awareness. So do the economic risks. What about the mental health risks? I frequently hear people say things like “most people” or “people believe X or Y” and I shudder. If crypto has taught me anything, i...

So, do you have the question?

21 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments jer979!!

tl;dr: We’re taught that answers matter to succeed. The reality is that questions matter more. I think the grand shortcoming of my formal education was that I was led to believe that answers were more important than questions. The teacher would ask t...

All Aboard the Covid Express…

19 Aug 2020 2 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Covid has driven a wedge between the notion that production and location are connected. In a digital, knowledge economy, location doesn’t matter. The implications are vast. A few weeks ago, I wrote Internet Assumptions, Crypto Assumptions. In...

Acquired Tastes

18 Aug 2020 1 minute read 1 comment jer979!!

tl;dr: Sometimes people aren’t going to like it the first time they try it. That’s fine. You’re not for everyone. My guess is that pretty much everyone who has tried kombucha didn’t love it the first time they sampled it. It’s almost universally reco...