Tidbits #39

Hello, hello! Here’s what I found interesting recently. Thanks for reading. 🗺 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 #34

Hi, friends. 👋🏻👋🏻 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 #31

🎭 Society In light of the impact that tech is having on society, this article seems like a good place to start the discussion. What’s amazing is that these concerns have been going on for a very long time, and yet we are no closer to knowing the answer on whether our lives are better … Continue reading Tidbits #31

Tidbits #30

Hello, hello! 👋🏻 👋🏻 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. 🗺 Geopolitics #1 Twitter Locks Out Chinese Embassy in … Continue reading Tidbits #30

Tidbits #27

Pretty quiet few days over the holidays as you would expect…less to talk about. But it should pick up, again, next week. 🗺 Geopolitics The world is changing, and geopolitics is one of the most consequential areas where this is playing out. There is no “navy” on the internet. And all the countries of the … Continue reading Tidbits #27

Tidbits #25 – The World Reminds the US They Exist

Happy holidays, and thanks for reading! 🎄🎁🦌 🗺 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

Tidbits #23

Here’s what I found interesting recently. 🌎 Our World #1 China’s Chang’e-5 Probe Successfully Lands on the Moon Chang’e-5 is one of the most complicated and challenging missions in Chinese aerospace history, as well as the world’s first moon-sample mission in more than 40 years. Source: Xinhua I changed the usual “Geopolitics” heading to “Our … Continue reading Tidbits #23

Tidbits #17

💰 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 “high-propensity” business applications—those displaying characteristics typically associated with firm-creation and the employment of staff—recently reached their highest quarterly level on record (see chart). … All this has surprised … Continue reading Tidbits #17

Tidbits #15

Here’s some of the things I found interesting recently. Some of the articles can be a bit dated but still worth considering in the grand scheme of things. 🎮 Games + Virtual Worlds #1 Next Installment of Call of Duty Black Ops About to Launch While this isn’t my type of game, Call of Duty … Continue reading Tidbits #15

Tidbits #14 – The Long and Short of It…May We Find Ourselves in Good Health

Below are some of the items that I found most interesting in the last few days. In comparison to prior editions of Tidbits, there isn’t any major cohesive theme that demands our attention. But companies of interest continue to push their agendas forward that will likely lead to industry shifts down the line. Luckily, that … Continue reading Tidbits #14 – The Long and Short of It…May We Find Ourselves in Good Health

Tidbits #13 – A Summer to Remember…A Summer to Forget?

In times of chaos, Capital Flywheels’ preference is almost always to invest in change, not to invest in incumbency. Chaos will eventually be followed by a return to normalcy, but the protagonists almost always change. This is because the incentives asymmetrically benefit the disruptors. In chaos, incumbents are incentivized to merely survive, while disruptors are … Continue reading Tidbits #13 – A Summer to Remember…A Summer to Forget?

Tidbits #11

What I found interesting recently. 🗺 Society Why the US needs racial progress: Two years ago, Marian Croak was hiding in her office at Google’s YouTube offices, convinced the police would enter and shoot her dead. There was an active shooter on the San Bruno, Calif. campus, and police were moving door-to-door to clear out … Continue reading Tidbits #11

Tidbits #10

A hodgepodge… 🛍 Commerce #1 Shopify continues to “Arm the Rebels” with a Walmart partnership Starting today, Shopify merchants across the U.S. will be able to apply to sell through Walmart.com. If approved, they’ll be able to connect their Shopify store to their Walmart Seller Account, enabling them to quickly and easily sync their product … Continue reading Tidbits #10