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Guerrilla Capitalism is…
The old guard is trying to move us all toward a centrally planned “Goldilocks” economy but the outcome is ever increasing pressure on those outside the “inner circles” and a tightening vice around small to medium businesses.
We use disruptive technologies to defend our markets, grow our businesses and acquire competitive advantages in several green fields.
In this age of consolidation and “Walled Gardens” we are not out to be ingested into the nearest Borg-like Behemoth that is trying to eat the world. That is not “a successful exit” to us.
We’re out to cultivate unassailable footholds in our own niches and to create viable lifestyle businesses within our communities.
We think in generational increments and build our businesses in ways which can withstand, perhaps even benefit from systemic shocks which would topple a dinosaur.
If we were to choose a word to describe it we would pick “Anti-Fragile”, from the Nassim Taleb book describing the phenomenon of things that acquire strength through volatility.
The End Of An Empire in Two Data Sets
There is an ever-widening recognition that started some time ago that we are living through an age of transition from a unipolar world that existed after the collapse of the Soviet Union, to a new multi-polar one. This has been spoken about outside polite company for at least the past decade (I remember William Buckler, the Privateer, was already saying as much as far [...]
Memo to Krugman: 7 Problems Cryptocurrency Solves
When we work backwards we can arrive at what the incentives were that gave rise to this phenomenon. When we do so we’ll understand that they didn’t spontaneously arise out of whim, they came about for a reason, and those reasons are the problems that crypto solves. [...]
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I realize I haven't written anything here for awhile, it's because I'm in the home stretch of submitting my manuscript for my DNS book, finally, after four years. I'm supposed to submit it today, in fact. Which I won't because I still have a few chapters left to review. But we're close. But in my travels lately I always listen to audiobooks and podcasts in the car. Livin [...]
Growth for Growth’s Sake is a Road to Nowhere
A few days ago a long time customer and CEO of a new security start-up came to see me. Ironically, given the way our conversation turned, he was in town to raise an angel round. We talked about how easyDNS will turn 20 years old this year and has never done a funding round or raised money. He promised to send me an article on Medium which talked about "Bootstrap [...]