We are living through a unique period. History in the making. Let's document and keep a diary.
Governments must throw out the rulebook and act now. People need help.
Today I look at the algorithms that Facebook and co employ and how it shapes the content we see. Should we be worried and what will the future of content look like? I came across an interesting article the other day that discussed how we are likely to seek knowledge and information in the future … Continue reading How companies control the content we read and watch
A short piece to pen some thoughts about Facebook's foray into creating their own currency, Libra. Simply put, it's an excuse for Facebook to get even further entrenched into our lives, and to further evade tax. Let's backtrack a little first. Why have Facebook created Libra? They say they want to connect 'billions' of people … Continue reading How to tax dodge? Create your own currency
Launching a product was meant to be easy in the digital age. Oh how times have changed. Alas, simply hacking your way with SEO and social media is probably not enough to get your product ‘out there’. It turns out that if everyone starts doing the same tricks and techniques, then at some point you … Continue reading Bootstrapping your launch in 2019
Hi everyone, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus (or rather long one, last post Dec 2017!). My final posts documented the end of a previous journey and I’ve not been so inclined to blog about the current one. In hindsight I probably should have done, but I also didn’t have much urge to … Continue reading Rethinking how we eat
The technical part of fund building is shrouded in mystery, but the reality is with a bit of Googling, studying and perseverance it isn't that difficult. There are a few resources I found invaluable which I'll share in the relevant sections below. If you do go and build a fund, you'll need a lawyer anyway … Continue reading Starting a fund – part 2
I continue from last week looking at the ideas I explored and the lesson learnt over the course of the last 8 months. There are two broad areas to discuss - attempting a Venture Fund and working with startups. The first series of posts is about the former which will be a nice record for … Continue reading Starting a fund – part 1
The headliner is a complex question. I mentioned in my last post that there were quite a few changes in direction that took place over the period where I went MIA with this blog. If I had to summarise the time in one sentence I'd say 'I learnt a lot'. Really, a lot. Anyway, lets … Continue reading ‘So….what have you been up to?’
Well hello readers, it has been a while hasn't it? I haven't quite lived up to my expectations set out in January of maintaining this blog. In fact it's been pretty woeful - my last post was nearly 7 months ago! So what happened? At the most basic level, probably laziness. Delving deeper, there are … Continue reading The great blog revival (and something new…)