Tidbits #60 – Hypersonic Missiles, Cyberthreats, Trump SPAC’d, M1 Max, + 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. This edition is super packed…so I’ll skip the random opening thoughts and dive right in. πŸ—Ί Geopolitics #1 China conducted two hypersonic weapons tests this summer The Chinese military conducted two hypersonic … Continue reading Tidbits #60 – Hypersonic Missiles, Cyberthreats, Trump SPAC’d, M1 Max, + More

Tidbits #59 – Space Force, Taxes for the Digital Age, Tether?, Governance + 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—Ί Geopolitics #1 White House plans 30-country meeting on cyber crime and ransomware -official Top U.S. national security advisers will gather officials from 30 countries this month with plans to combat the … Continue reading Tidbits #59 – Space Force, Taxes for the Digital Age, Tether?, Governance + More

Tidbits #58 – AI Machine Guns, Collapsing Supply Chains, TikTok + 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. How Comedians May Rule the World Generally, I consider myself to be a fairly (long-term) optimistic person (but near-term realist). I’m generally more optimistic than almost anyone I meet or know. Even … Continue reading Tidbits #58 – AI Machine Guns, Collapsing Supply Chains, TikTok + More

Tidbits #56 – New Frontiers

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. Less “news” in this edition, but a lot of thought-provoking think pieces that outline how society’s tectonic plates are shifting. People are really thinking outside of the box! Indeed a time for … Continue reading Tidbits #56 – New Frontiers

Tidbits #54 – CryptoPunks, Quantified Self, India Tech, “I am Groot!” + 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. In Search of Power The world has changed a lot in the last few decades. The world has changed a lot in the last few centuries. The world has changed a lot … Continue reading Tidbits #54 – CryptoPunks, Quantified Self, India Tech, “I am Groot!” + More

Tidbits #53 – Million Dollar Rocks, Invisible Rocks, Burn Burn BurnπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! + 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—Ί Geopolitics #1 Intel Lands Pentagon Deal to Support Domestic Chip Making Intel Corp. INTC 1.43% said it would provide commercial foundry services in the first phase of a broader Defense Department program that aims to … Continue reading Tidbits #53 – Million Dollar Rocks, Invisible Rocks, Burn Burn BurnπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯! + More

Tidbits #52 – Parkour Robots, Common Prosperity, Forgotten Heroes + 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—Ί Geopolitics #1 How Afghanistan’s Ghani Went From President to Villain in Hiding β€œI had to move out of Afghanistan to prevent Kabul from bloodshed and destruction,” Ghani said in the video, … Continue reading Tidbits #52 – Parkour Robots, Common Prosperity, Forgotten Heroes + More

Tidbits #51 – Kabul…, The Future of Work, Concerts in the Cloud + 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. A Non-Linear World One of the most important concepts I’ve come to learn about over the years is the non-linearity of the world we live in. For financial types, you can see … Continue reading Tidbits #51 – Kabul…, The Future of Work, Concerts in the Cloud + More

Tidbits #50 – Chips, Data, “Spiritual Opium” + 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—Ί Geopolitics #1 U.K. Considers Blocking Nvidia Takeover of Arm Over Security The U.K. is considering blocking a takeover of Arm Ltd. by Nvidia Corp. due to potential risks to national security, according to people familiar … Continue reading Tidbits #50 – Chips, Data, “Spiritual Opium” + More

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 #47 – Didi Gets Pulled Over, Tech vs Govts, But All We Want to Do is…Shop!

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. This is a double issue due to the July 4th holiday last weekend. πŸ—Ί Geopolitics #1 130 countries sign on to global minimum tax plan, creating momentum for Biden push The Biden … Continue reading Tidbits #47 – Didi Gets Pulled Over, Tech vs Govts, But All We Want to Do is…Shop!

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 #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

Reshuffling the Geopolitical Deck / How Technology Resets the World

This post is part of a series. Part 1 – “The Coming Economic (R)Evolution” discusses the rise of technology and the creation of digital businesses that no longer need labor or capital…and why understanding their impact on the economy is necessary to navigate the shifting investment landscape in the coming decades. Part 2 – “Empire(s) … Continue reading Reshuffling the Geopolitical Deck / How Technology Resets the World

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 #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 #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

Democracy and the Fragmentation of the Internet

This post is part of a series. This is Part 4. Part 1 – “The Coming Economic (R)Evolution” discusses the rise of technology and the creation of digital businesses that no longer need labor or capital…and why understanding their impact on the economy is necessary to navigate the shifting investment landscape in the coming decades. … Continue reading Democracy and the Fragmentation of the Internet

Tidbits #20 – Finish Line in Sight

Here’s a selection of what I found most interesting recently. I started experimenting with some design changes in recent editions of Tidbits…the design changes don’t come through all that well via WordPress’ default email feature, and I’m not confident I will figure out a better alternative to the default email feature soon. May be better … Continue reading Tidbits #20 – Finish Line in Sight

Tidbits #17

πŸ’° Economy #1 The Number of New Businesses in America is Booming The government regularly releases figures on new-business formation, derived from applications for tax registrations. And β€œhigh-propensity” business applicationsβ€”those displaying characteristics typically associated with firm-creation and the employment of staffβ€”recently reached their highest quarterly level on record (see chart). … All this has surprised … Continue reading Tidbits #17