Tidbits #49 – China, China, China…Battle for the Metaverse, BTS, Japanese Toilets, and More

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. China Policy Direction and Impact on Capital Markets In recent months, Chinese domestic policy actions have accelerated and seem to embed a sense of urgency. While the Chinese government and regulators have … Continue reading Tidbits #49 – China, China, China…Battle for the Metaverse, BTS, Japanese Toilets, and More

Tidbits #48 – A New Thing Called Fiat, Netflix Becoming the Metaverse, Softbank’s Comeback + More

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Welcome back to another edition of Tidbits covering all the recent things worth talking about in business, media, and technology. πŸ€‘ Economics + Markets #1 Ethereum Co-Founder Says Safety Concern Has Him Quitting Crypto β€œIt’s got a risk profile that I am not too enthused about,” said Di Iorio, who declined to … Continue reading Tidbits #48 – A New Thing Called Fiat, Netflix Becoming the Metaverse, Softbank’s Comeback + More

Tidbits #46 – Laws in a Digital World, Sneaky Fronts, Digital Reality + More

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Summer is officially upon us. And we’re almost halfway through the year. Moving fast! As always, thanks for reading. Hopefully this doesn’t take too much time away from the summer festivities. πŸ‹πŸΉπŸ–πŸ˜Ž Laws in a Digital World Before diving into our usual fare, let’s talk about Law. One of the most under-discussed … Continue reading Tidbits #46 – Laws in a Digital World, Sneaky Fronts, Digital Reality + More

Tidbits #44 – The Empire Strikes Back + Metaverse, Mobility, and More

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Yikes, this one is long…And this is after I cut out a bunch of other clippings I saved already! In any case, hope it is enjoyable, and thanks for reading. The Empire Strikes Back Before jumping into our regular programming, one thing I think worth diving deeper into is what happens when … Continue reading Tidbits #44 – The Empire Strikes Back + Metaverse, Mobility, and More

Tidbits #43 – Not “Arming the Rebels”, But “Spawning the Rebels”? + Capital Politics, Gucci Gardens, Doge and More

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Weekend last week. Three day weekends are magical. We need more of them. In our modern, hyper-speed society, it’s very hard for me to keep up. Three day weekends always seem like those much-needed moments where I get to come up for air after holding my … Continue reading Tidbits #43 – Not “Arming the Rebels”, But “Spawning the Rebels”? + Capital Politics, Gucci Gardens, Doge and More

Tidbits #41 – “Everything is Everything” + More

Hello friends! πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hope everyone is doing well. Markets are volatile, but hopefully your personal life is starting to return to some semblance of normal. I’m pretty excited about this edition of Tidbits and to discuss how “everything is becoming everything”. I’ve written a lot over the last few years about mostly convergence in almost … Continue reading Tidbits #41 – “Everything is Everything” + More

Tidbits #39

Hello, hello! Here’s what I found interesting recently. Thanks for reading. πŸ—Ί Geopolitics #1 Peter Thiel- “I do wonder whether at this point Bitcoin should also be thought in part of as a Chinese financial weapon against the U.S.” Peter Thiel: Well, you know, I think there’s sort of a lot of different things that … Continue reading Tidbits #39

Tidbits #36 – New Business Surge, Changing Date Nights, and a Whole New Reality

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ» Here’s what I found interesting recently. πŸ—Ί Geopolitics #1 Microsoft Attack Blamed on China Morphs Into Global Crisis A sophisticated attack on Microsoft Corp.’s widely used business email software is morphing into a global cybersecurity crisis, as hackers race to infect as many victims as possible before companies can secure their computer systems. … Continue reading Tidbits #36 – New Business Surge, Changing Date Nights, and a Whole New Reality

Tidbits #34

Hi, friends. πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» What a week! Not only were markets extremely volatile, many companies and industries continue to undergo fascinating change. Major change is coming in the media space if Snap, Twitter, and Spotify’s recent investor / product presentations were any indication. And beyond that…the boom in NFTs (non-fungible [crypto]tokens) is wild in its own … Continue reading Tidbits #34

Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin

Hi, friends. πŸ‘‹πŸ»πŸ‘‹πŸ» Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend. If you have a significant other, hopefully you were able to do / enjoy something nice together for Valentine’s Day. For all my Asian readers, happy lunar new year! And for all my American readers, happy President’s Day! As always, thanks for sharing a little … Continue reading Tidbits #32 – The World Continues to Spin

Tidbits #30

Hello, hello! πŸ‘‹πŸ» πŸ‘‹πŸ» Thanks for reading. A little longer than usual, but I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it. If you can’t get through all of it, please at least check out #20! It’s awesome. I guarantee it. πŸ—Ί Geopolitics #1 Twitter Locks Out Chinese Embassy in … Continue reading Tidbits #30

Tidbits #28 – “Did not expect that” DΓ©jΓ  vu

I bylined Tidbits #26 with “Did not expect that” in reference to the year 2020. Well, the start of 2021 is certainly no less surprising. Did not expect that… We are in a weird cauldron of convergence across everything – geopolitics, politics, tech, media…the old way of doing things is out the door. The physical, … Continue reading Tidbits #28 – “Did not expect that” DΓ©jΓ  vu

Tidbits #26 – “Did Not Expect That”

Hope you had a restful Christmas / holiday season! Here’s what I found interesting recently. 2020 is not the year that anyone expected. But a lot of unexpected things continue to happen. Good thing it’s almost over. πŸ€‘ Economics #1 Why the US Dollar Could Outlast the American Empire But modern trade has gotten more complicated, largely … Continue reading Tidbits #26 – “Did Not Expect That”

Tidbits #25 – The World Reminds the US They Exist

Happy holidays, and thanks for reading! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ¦Œ πŸ—Ί Geopolitics Russia has hacked entities across the US, creating a historic mess…it will take time before the US realizes the full scope of the attack and what has been taken. #1 How to Understand the Russia Hack Fallout THIS WEEK NEWS broke that United States government agencies and … Continue reading Tidbits #25 – The World Reminds the US They Exist

“Buy Now, Pay Later” and What Might Be Coming Next

Recent interest in the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) space is rising to a fevered pitch. Investors are not only getting giddy over US-based BNPL player Affirm’s IPO filing and its strong growth…but investors have also been captivated by the strong performance of Australia-based BNPL player, Afterpay. Unlike other BNPL players, Afterpay has been public … Continue reading “Buy Now, Pay Later” and What Might Be Coming Next