November 27, 2017

I've written before that Bitcoin is powering an ICO bubble via mental accounting- but I was careful to ring-fence Bitcoin from the rest of the crypto-ecosystem. BTC has a plausible use-case as a store of value or as Silicon Valley's over-analogizers (including me) are...

November 20, 2017

There's been a spate of hand-wringing in Silicon Valley as the crop of mobile/internet/cloud-driven startups matures and giant companies that needn't be named reach levels of scale and influence not seen since the days of Standard Oil). The "age of startups" is over, t...

October 23, 2017

Growing up, I worked the cash register at my family's grocery store. Every Saturday like clockwork, a well-dressed elderly woman would come in to buy scratch tickets. The amount varied, but she always paid in pristine $20 bills, as if she'd ironed them. I can still rem...

October 16, 2017

A month ago, I led a dinner talk on the future of work with twelve fellows from Interact, a community of young technologists devoted to social progress. Interact attracts the best and brightest: founders, AI-researchers, engineers and other driven self-maximizing...

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