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“Every really new idea looks crazy at first.” - Alfred North Whitehead
Translation: New ideas that actually improve (and likely disrupt) things always go through typical cycles - from rejection, to resistance, to eventual embracement. Status quo players don’t like change, and generally do everything to stifle it - concepts like the innovators dilemma are apt… Overall, keep your mind open, embrace uncertainty, and keep learning.
Recap: Raoul dives into the issues with the current monetary system (SWIFT, etc.), where we are today (prospects for a new Bretton Woods?), and the path forward (why Bitcoin is a "life raft").
Comment: Great interview that explains the current broken system in fairly simple terms, then delves into all of the new opportunities with blockchain/crypto. Informative and educational - worth the listen.
Recap: Another great podcast from the "What Bitcoin Did" crew, this one is highly educational + thought provoking - with a particular focus on Bitcoin and DeFi. Big names (Paul Tudor Jones, Stanley Druckenmiller, etc.) are all starting to understand the power of this technology..
Comment: This is a great podcast to listen to after the Raoul one (link above), as it delves further into the investment case for Bitcoin, why it matters even more to emerging countries, and the massive opportunity in DeFi...
Apple’s Shifting Differentiation [Article]
Recap: Excellent thought piece on how Apple has continued to evolve and build it's moats - with a particular focus on the methodical vertical integration of its hardware/semiconductor supply chain.
Comment: Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world; yet most still view the company as a simple "hardware" provider. When you delve into the supply chain + the opportunity to use the smartphone as a platform (services subscription), it becomes a lot clearer why they are so valuable and powerful...
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