Changing theWay Job Seekers and Companies Find Each Other in Web3

Braintrust is a decentralized talent network that helps companies and talent find each other in a faster and more economical manner. The network is controlled and self-governed by network participants who earn Braintrust tokens (BTRST) by introducing and onboarding clients (demand) and talent (supply) to the network. Network participants (i.e., token holders) are members of the Braintrust DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) where they vote to make … Continue reading Changing theWay Job Seekers and Companies Find Each Other in Web3

The Challenge of Scaling Decentralized Systems

One of the hardest challenges of building a business is achieving scalability. Scalability by definition is the ability of something, especially a computer system, to adapt to increased demands. For a system to reach scale the operational mechanics must be structured such that most all repeatable tasks can be automated. Companies or systems that successfully implement scalable systems generally have a higher probability of succeeding in … Continue reading The Challenge of Scaling Decentralized Systems

Why Travel Makes You a More Well-Rounded Person

I’m not able to write my normal blog this week because I’m traveling on a family vacation, which was a much-needed break from my regular routine. One of the things I enjoy most about traveling and visiting other parts of the world is observing the norms and customs of how people live and go about their daily lives. Visiting other parts of the world reminds … Continue reading Why Travel Makes You a More Well-Rounded Person

Words of Advice for Aspiring Fund Managers

I had the opportunity to speak with an aspiring venture capitalist today. He wanted to speak with me for general advice about how to start his own venture capital fund. I enjoy these calls because I like helping people and I’m able to establish a new relationship in the process. In my career I’ve had the opportunity to raise a fund and work behind the … Continue reading Words of Advice for Aspiring Fund Managers

The Rise of Digital Assets

Digital assets have steadily grown in popularity in the last 10 years. There are several different types of digital assets (i.e., cryptocurrencies) in circulation with the most popular being Bitcoin. Bitcoin was created to be a trustless, decentralized, peer-to-peer version of electronic cash that allows online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution (1). Proponents of … Continue reading The Rise of Digital Assets

Is Delayed Gratification Exclusively a First World Problem?

The subject of delayed gratification has come up in many of the things I’ve listened to and read in the last few days. Usually, when I repeatedly stumble upon the same information or piece of advice within a short period of time, I tend to think that maybe it’s something I should do some digging into.   Delayed gratification is the practice of sacrificing something you … Continue reading Is Delayed Gratification Exclusively a First World Problem?

The Power of Negative Thinking

I just finished Annie Duke’s latest book, How to Decide. For those that don’t know who Annie Duke is, she rose to fame as a professional poker player in the United States having won over 4 million dollars during the course of her career. She stopped playing poker in 2012 and is now an author and successful consultant to businesses and entrepreneurs.   The purpose of the book … Continue reading The Power of Negative Thinking