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
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
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
I was in the car with my teenage son this week when he randomly asked me “what is web3.0?” I was eager to answer his question because I enjoy discussing the topic in general and I believe it will be my son’s generation that will be the most avid users of this version of the internet. To explain web3 I had to explain web1 and … Continue reading What is Web 3.0?
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
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
This past weekend my daughter and I went to Staples to pick up a few office supplies. We had already completely several errands before arriving at Staples, so I was determined to get in and out of the store quickly. When we entered the store, she asked me if she could take me to the aisle where the games were. I told her that we … Continue reading The Game of “Life”
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?
Maintaining a work journal is an excellent way to track what you learn from your day-to-day experiences as a working professional. Continue reading Work Journaling
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