A common point of discussion is whether college has the same value today as it has in the past. With the ability to learn online and networks available outside the current university structure, I can certainly understand it. However, in order for this to occur, the "accreditation worship" of college degrees must first decline, if … Continue reading If College Degrees No Longer Matter, Why Do We Still Put Them in the Bios of 75 Year Olds?
Bitcoin is the latest subject where I am diving deep. I read two books on Bitcoin in the past week and plan to read many more. The topic fascinates me because it delves into a cross section of interesting subjects. In order to study Bitcoin, you must study economics, game theory, computer science, politics, history, … Continue reading Why Study Bitcoin?
If I spent half the time reading the ones on my Kindle rather than searching for new books, I'd be a human encyclopedia. The truth is as much as I enjoy reading, I love the rush of finding new books. Recently, I began following Balaji Srinivasan on Twitter and fell in love with his work … Continue reading Books Chatter
While the last 20+ years has seen a meteoric rise in the use and applications of the internet, the current pandemic has finally moved the internet into the primary role in society. For the foreseeable future and most likely permanently, the world will be digital first and physical second. The world has proven that digital … Continue reading The Internet is Now Primary
Last night, my wife and I binged one of the latest Netflix shows, Too Hot to Handle. For those of you who are unaware of the show, oh boy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_OUwF28fJU Yes, it was about as dumb and mindless as you could get, but that's what we needed for a few hours. Zonk out in … Continue reading Too Hot to Handle and the Audition Reviewers
*While the title states masks everywhere, I'm talking about in the future once we've pushed through the current state of pandemic.* ** I started writing this a month ago and have changed my position slightly. Not regarding masks, but about my commute. There's is a near zero chance that I will be traveling in a … Continue reading Masks, Masks, Everywhere
Businesses with a digital focus who were already fully integrated with the future economy are gaining market share day by day. Those who didn't are being left behind, but may not be dead yet. They either have one now and are implementing it ferociously or they will never open again. Now, what if you are … Continue reading Stock Market, Main Street, and Digital
Over the past few weeks, I have begun reading everything I can get my hands on regarding the international monetary system. With the increase in the Fed's balance sheet and the amount of money that will need to be pumped into the system, I find myself wondering what the future monetary system will look like. … Continue reading Back into Bitcoin
Michael Burry, the renowned fund manager who called the mortgage crisis in '07-'09 and was immortalized in "The Big Short", recently took to Twitter to opine that the current COVID lockdown should end immediately. Despite my disagreements to this, I followed him to better understand the argument for "opening" the economy sooner rather than later, … Continue reading Killers of the Flower Moon
Yesterday, Chamath Palihapitiya went on CNBC and stated that companies should be allowed to fail rather that get taxpayer money. https://twitter.com/CNBC/status/1248425968529821696 While the host, Scott Wapner, couldn't seem to wrap his head around this idea, I completely agree with it. Ok. I'm aware that no company could have foreseen a pandemic of this magnitude where … Continue reading Chamath Palihapitiya Went on CNBC and His Point Was Completely Missed on Allowing Companies to Fail