It’s way more complex than it initially looks.
If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, there is an overwhelming and significantly large chance that you’ve been exposed to a meme. Now, a meme doesn't have to be a cat picture or Bernie asking for your financial support, nor does it have to be Goku with drip or chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura facing off against an opponent who sacrificed his king.
No — not at all. A meme goes back much further than that. …
In my last article, I broke down NFTs and the importance of crypto-art — but today, we’ll touch on a very important topic surrounding NFTs: adoption.
“How easy is it for me to get into NFT’s right now?”
Let’s say I was a layperson creator that wanted to get into NFTs — to create them, market them, sell them, etc. I hear about this new phenomenon, about Mark Cuban investing in them, and I want in. How would I do it?
I’d have to find a place to create and sell them. Googling “NFT marketplace”, besides all the NPR and…
Let’s demystify a bit of the buzz around all this crypto-jazz.
An NFT (or non-fungible token) is a unique cryptocurrency token that represents unique assets like art, music, property titles, works of writing, in-game items, digital collectibles, investments, collateral, tracing physical items, event tickets, coupons, etcetera. In this sense, it’s much less of a “currency”, and more of a representation of goods and services.
For context, one of the most major cryptocurrencies is Ethereum. Ethereum is capable of smart contracts, or business logic built into blockchain with code — automated agreements between buyer and seller when certain conditions are met.
Hold up — it’s not as grim as it sounds. Or is it?
In my last article, I touched briefly on the tenets of entrepreneurship in league with philosophy, and the broad necessity of its usage to facilitate ideal personal and professional outcomes.
Several days later, I stumbled upon an interesting bit of philosophy not too long ago, by Michel de Montaigne (born in 1533). It inspired the header of this article - an essay by the title of “That to Study Philosophy is to Learn to Die”. …
In short, entrepreneurs are citizen scientists; their startups are proposed and evolving theories for changed systems of commerce, culture, and technology. Every new assertion or product feature is a hypothesis that requires a form of validation while being able to withstand evidence on the contrary.
So how does explicitly studying philosophy help?
Philosophy provides immensely varying schools of thought that influence both the entrepreneur and their associated startup. Aspects such as personal mindfulness, strategic thinking, customer empathy, product development, and resilience come into play. Without studying philosophy, entrepreneurs do not have as many mental models to fall back on when…