Seven weeks of travel in the past ten weeks spread across three trips to the UK & France, within Colombia, and 9 days in New York, has left lasting impressions on the current differences in outlook and sentiment in the world today. The hot button issue everywhere is the rising cost of living, but each place … More A world in contrast: Colombia, the UK, & the US
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
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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
So this morning I tested positive for COVID-19. After dodging the virus since it first infected my barista and then my fiancé last July, it finally caught up with me. My only symptom for now is a lack of smell and taste as well as a light headache that I attribute more to my lack … More I am the virus: COVID edition
The new masters of the universe are those who control the latest and greatest memes. A secondary effect of the 2020 pandemic has been the rise of the retail YOLO investor and the crossover between social media influence and real world value creation. Gamestop, AMC, and Dogecoin are just the beginning of the new era … More Memes > Attention > Community > Real Value.