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A framework for making important decisions: Step 4/4

June 19, 2019   ·  6 minutes

I was originally going to only have three steps in my decision-making framework. The idea was that at … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 4/4”

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A framework for making important decisions: Step 3/4

March 19, 2019   ·  18 minutes

Usually through the process of writing down thoughts and discussing them with friends and advisors, the correct answer … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 3/4”

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A framework for making important decisions: Step 2/4

December 10, 2018   ·  8 minutes

The process of putting your thoughts on paper is useful as it crystalizes your thinking and may allow … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 2/4”

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A framework for making important decisions: Step 1/4

December 5, 2018   ·  13 minutes

In life there seems to be a pretty clear default path in terms of societal, parental and personal … Continue reading “A framework for making important decisions: Step 1/4”

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How I was hacked, and all my cryptocurrencies were stolen!

February 20, 2018   ·  6 minutes

Because I started playing with cryptocurrencies as a hobby years ago, and for a long time they were … Continue reading “How I was hacked, and all my cryptocurrencies were stolen!”

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Some thoughts on Bitcoin energy consumption

February 5, 2018   ·  7 minutes

By Eric Denovitzer The rising popularity1 and price in Bitcoin has been accompanied by widespread criticism of the amount … Continue reading “Some thoughts on Bitcoin energy consumption”

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Some thoughts on cryptocurrencies

December 19, 2017   ·  8 minutes

To anyone living in the West the purpose of Bitcoin and the blockchain can seem opaque because we … Continue reading “Some thoughts on cryptocurrencies”

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Nontraditional approach to wealth management

June 19, 2017   ·  8 minutes

I realize this blog post might appear douchey as its content only applies to very few lucky entrepreneurs. … Continue reading “Nontraditional approach to wealth management”

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How to run a company with (almost) no rules by Ricardo Semler

November 28, 2016   ·  1 minute

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate … Continue reading “How to run a company with (almost) no rules by Ricardo Semler”

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The Next Evolution: AI-Powered Marketplaces

May 24, 2016   ·  4 minutes

By Güimar Vaca Sittic and Fabrice Grinda Online marketplaces are fascinating. Matching demand and supply seems mundane, but … Continue reading “The Next Evolution: AI-Powered Marketplaces”

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The problem with rental marketplaces

September 28, 2015   ·  4 minutes

By Guimar Vaca Sittic Most of the successful peer-to-peer marketplaces are purchase-oriented. The graph below categorizes some of … Continue reading “The problem with rental marketplaces”

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Understanding Vertical Marketplace Innovation

August 24, 2015   ·  3 minutes

By Guimar Vaca Sittic It’s already common knowledge that the latest wave of marketplaces are vertical plays attacking … Continue reading “Understanding Vertical Marketplace Innovation”

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Asset prices are more sensitive to very low interest rates than most suspect

May 26, 2015   ·  4 minutes

Global interest rates are now at historical lows. Conversely we are seeing record prices for asset prices be … Continue reading “Asset prices are more sensitive to very low interest rates than most suspect”

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2015 Venture Investing Update

March 24, 2015   ·  15 minutes

It’s been a while since I posted a missive on our venture investments and I felt it was … Continue reading “2015 Venture Investing Update”

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Update on The Very Big Downgrade

October 6, 2014   ·  9 minutes

When people successfully sell their company, they typically acquire stuff.  Instead I gave up my house, apartment and … Continue reading “Update on The Very Big Downgrade”

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Infrastructure for Marketplaces: The Shovels and Picks of the End-to-End Marketplace Gold Rush!

September 8, 2014   ·  4 minutes

by Guimar Vaca Sittic Building marketplaces is really hard. The hardest nut to crack is building liquidity: having … Continue reading “Infrastructure for Marketplaces: The Shovels and Picks of the End-to-End Marketplace Gold Rush!”

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