Its funny how some people make a huge impact on you. I was so sad to hear the news of Stan Lee passing because he was exactly one of those people. Yet he would, I am pretty sure, not even have know who I was or have remembered meeting me. That's because we met only … Continue reading Vale Stan Lee
Google bans ICO adverting. The US, SEC, and other national regulating authorities, increasingly closing the legislative fence around ICO’s. These actions should be seen as only one side of the current ICO coin. Only one side because the two initiatives are probably interrelated. One fearing the actions of the other. Whatever the headlines, these are … Continue reading Control Yourself: Why ICO’s Need Self-Regulation
I am loathe to be one of those people who writes "The 10 things every Start-Up Must Get Right" or "The Five Things Every Entrepreneur must do", with apologies to anyone who has actually used those titles. But I do get the problem. If you have a lot of experience with startups like I do … Continue reading Startups need to hook a ladder
My friend Michael Messner of Güssing Renewable Energy had a great one liner for me the other day. "If the reason we are building solar and wind energy plants is because we believe the climate is changing and we want to combat that why do we then use historical climate data to pick where we … Continue reading The Circular Reference in Solar and Wind Energy locations
It seems every decision and interaction is being miniaturized. Each decision is a left or wipe swipe with all or nothing consequences based on scant information and superficial impressions. The most powerful leader in the world is setting policy in 140 characters or less. It’s as if the whole noble human endeavor is now a … Continue reading Swipe Right or Swipe Left?
I’m still coming to terms with the fact that Google is changing it approach to Gmail so it doesn’t read our email routinely. Its less that they do read all our communications so as to target us with an endless barrage of advertising. It’s more the offhand and causal nature of their announcement. It … Continue reading Gmail (Big Brother)
When United had the Chicago Airport Police drag David Dao off of United Express Flight 3411 they could not possibly imagine the brand damage they were about to undergo. Clearly it would have been cheaper to buy the guy his own plane. The fact that half a billion people in China alone watched the video, … Continue reading What the United Airlines Debacle Teaches Us About Post Capitalism in the Social Media World
This article is another one that has recently caught my attention given my experiences with being trolled. You can read it in The New Yorker. This lady Carrie Goldberg is a true inspiration. The article reminds me of two things. Firstly my experience is nowhere near as bad as that of others which was the … Continue reading The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn
Since writing my recent blog posts entitled Truth is Fiction – My story of being trolled and how should we react as a civilized society and The Truth About Michael Gale I have had lots of people contact me with support which I really appreciate and many to share their similar stories. Some are quite horrific. The … Continue reading How not to have 1100 men turn up at your door looking for sex?
The Nation State is in its death throes. And ironically the Trumps of the world are helping it die! Let me confess right up front. I am a globalist, an internationalist, an advocate for a world without borders. I could hardly not be. Having been fortunate to travel as a child and having a mother, … Continue reading The Death of the Nation State