This tweet is funny because it’s true. My old neighborhood of Williamsburg, the now-gentrified, formerly hipster neighborhood in Brooklyn is today the unofficial capital of Web3, and represents a caricature of all the memes (good and bad) about crypto and Web3. But I don’t think it’s funny because it’s ridiculous; quite the opposite, I think … More The Pizza Paraiso NFT Collection 2022, and why Small Businesses <3 NFTs
I do many things well, but few things excellently. In so many aspects of my life I feel like I get 90% of the way to achieving something great, but struggle to get to 100%. Fortunately, in other people’s minds my 90% looks great – succeeding at Fordham, at JPMorgan, and now with Mesa Salvaje/Pizza … More Am I a writer?
A few days ago I bought five NFTs from the WoW Pixie NFT collection for a total of 0.919ETH, or about ~$2825. I’m so excited. I have bought/received about 50 NFTs over the past 6 months as I have experimented in the space, but these five WoW Pixies feel like the first time I’m really investing in Web3 … More WoW Pixies – Really Investing in Web3
Good riddance to 2021. The worst year of my life is at least ending with signs of hope for 2022, and I’m hopeful that when I write my next year in review I will retrospectively be reflecting on how the events of 2021 opened up a new chapter of life that has allowed me to rediscover my … More Year in Review 2021: A New Start
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A few years ago, I could reach pretty much anyone I had ever met by searching for them and messaging them on Facebook. That world no longer exists. Gen Z never opened an account, Millenials have closed their accounts, and now I have to work out if I am best trying to communicate with someone … More The World is Fragmenting
We live in an age of Kickstarter, Patreon, Substack, Shopify+Etsy, Twitch, Anchor+Spotify, TikTok, ProductHunt, AngelList, and new Web3 creator tools like NFT platforms (OpenSea, Rarible, KnownOrigin, FTX, and soon to be Coinbase), Mirror.xyz, and DAOs. We live in an age where there are insane amounts of capital looking to be invested in people doing interesting … More The upside is there for the taking.
To paraphrase Nick Kokonas, the co-founder of Alinea: “Everyone says running a restaurant is not a good business. But if it’s not a good business, why do so many people do it?”. Nick Kokonas After founding and running Mesa Salvaje for 2 and a half years, and having bought a pizzeria nearly a year ago, and having watched KC … More Restaurants. A not-so-bad Business. Who knew? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I recently added Alexander von Humboldt to my list of personal heroes alongside John Maynard Keynes and Benjamin Franklin after finishing The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt. These giants among men, who in their time were rightly celebrated for changing the course of world history, lived incredible lives in which they contributed … More Franklin, Keynes, and Humboldt
I am very well aware that the main use case for Bitcoin is as a store of value: accumulate as much as possible and HODL. And since 2015 that is what I have done. I considered myself quite an educated bitcoiner as I had taken my coins off an exchange and spread them across a … More Playing Around with Bitcoin Online