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 made my first cryptocurrency purchase a few years ago and have continued to incrementally add to the position over the years. When crypto first appeared, I never really cared about cryptocurrency and viewed it as a fad. I said to myself crypto would be something that would be popular for a little while and then disappear into oblivion. I also told myself that if … Continue reading Bitcoin
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 recent sell off in public tech stocks has reverberated across the markets. The imminent threat of rising interest has caused many investors to shift from growth to value-oriented stocks. As a result, several well-known, high-growth technology companies have experienced a double-digit percent drop in their stock price in the last few months. Why are tech stocks selling off at these levels? What impact do … Continue reading The Relationship Between Public and Private Markets
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
At the start of every new year, I am inevitably asked by someone if I have a New Year’s resolution. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with making New Year’s resolutions, I just don’t usually don’t make them. When it comes to setting goals at the onset of the new year (or any time for that matter) I think it’s far more productive to 1). focus … Continue reading My Top 2 Tips for New Year Resolutions