Freedom of any kind cannot exist without its paradox. Such paradox rightfully challenged pertaining to the press.
Trust but verify. The trust in laissez-faire is deserving only to marketplaces proving to govern themselves appropriately.
As I explain in The Evolution of Evolution, when humanity merely evolves downstream, from an existing normalization of truth, get ready for infinite regression. That is my stern warning to Dutch funds, APG and PGGM, promoting an AI-driven investment platform for asset-owners.
I am reducing the 17 so-called Sustainable Development Goals of The United Nations to just 1, but not before explaining how flawed those attempts are.
The U.N. promulgates a theory of climate change fundamentally incompatible with evolution, what could possibly go wrong?
Manmade systems oblivious to nature's rule induce manmade cancer.
Well-organized depravity of reason has no pros.
I cannot stress enough the importance of the proper pedigree in government, for, in the words of Albert Einstein, the theory you are responsible for developing, determines what humanity can discover. A trust that should be earned not given.
It is about time we implement the principles of nature to become better prepared for the entropy, like pandemics, nature throws our way.
Does The Existence Of Negative Externalities As A Result Of Economic Growth Provide An Argument For Limiting Economic Growth?
Blind growth is known to harm evolutionary strengthening and sustainability.
Why Do The Same People Who Hate “Free Market” Regulations Try To Regulate The Movement Of Skilled Workers? Isn’t That A Contradiction?
Life is full of valid contradictions.
Economists, like Larry Summers, have a tendency to make shit up after a threat appeared unexpectedly in their rear-view mirror, for their modus-operandi is to deploy an extrapolation of hindsight sold as foresight to break the norm. Be forewarned, as an expert on ill-conceived consequences is merely a rebel without a cause.
Classical economics is a religion stuck in the perpetuity of undesirable consequences, void of any connection to cause.
Something else is needed indeed, a unique investment thesis that makes your arbitrage as different as the families you represent. Dare to be different, or go home.
Top-quartile wins my proclamation as the most delusional way to measure VC performance or any financial firm for that matter. And none of us should be surprised that innovation cannot reach maximum potential, with such meritless accountability of its arbitrage.
Impact investing dies in the hands of people who cannot be questioned about what evolutionary impact entails.
We must measure value creation in the business of innovation based on how technology improves human adaptability to nature's entropy, and to ensure the pageantry of positivity surrounding technology is not used and abused to rob the bank of humanity's evolutionary excellence.
Eventually, the world will have to wake up from the self-induced sleep of reason.
A reader asked the above fair question in comparison with science, based on an article I posted referencing Mike Pence's disturbing stance on evolution.
I explain the concept of evolutionary merit referencing the integrity of bold federal legislation needed to improve the excellence of humanity.
Can Policymakers Mount The Bold Response Needed To Return The US To A Position Of Global Leadership, Or Is America’s Strategic Decline Now Inevitable?
Yes, when we reinvent ourselves against a new normalization of truth, with a policy of policy that improves human adaptability to nature's entropy.
Venture capital needs a reset, my message to limited partners.
Mark Zuckerberg could have saved a lot of money and gained respect if he had sought my advisory.
Thou Shalt Not Dump, Thou Shalt Produce And Use Clean, Renewable Energy. Or Die Trying. How’s That For A Social Contract?
More rules without the apriori establishment of a theory embedded in a system only yield more rebels without a cause.
Valuations of outlier value have no precedent, for its value has no precedent. An investor's assessment of valuation is a direct reflection of the upside he can envision. So, after your presentation be quiet and let him tell you how his vision aligns with yours.
Apple's stance on encryption violates a modern relativity theory of freedom by which government can work to prevent present dangers and stave-off the future systemic fallacies of an untenable absolutism of freedom.
Since the possibility of news is big business, I hereby launch my own.
How Would You Recommend Broaching This Subject With Friends And Family? It’s A Rather Straightforward And Logical Concept, Yet It’s Not A Mainstream Topic.
Fair question. The adoption rate of nature's theory, as the basis for a new operating-system for humanity, is dependent on the proximal development of every individual. I am not in the conversion business, I can only make you think.
The interrogation of Facebook's CEO by Congress makes clear we must seek a higher normalization of human excellence.
A static assignment of merit imposed on our vital inequalities is what leads to evolutionary paralysis.
Why Do I Feel So Dissociated From The Rest Of Humanity? To The Point Where I Feel Like I Am An Alien?
Because we built the wrong systems of humanity, in conflict with your (and nature's) innate sense of value. Consider yourself blessed.
To build a better society, methods and facts matter says SEC commissioner Peirce. Precisely why I called out ESG as an evolutionary oxymoron - repeatedly - and introduced a better evolutionary thesis of finance.
An outlier knows no precedent valuation.
How Does A Socialist Person Manage To Fit In This Capitalist Individualist Self-Destructive World That We Live In?
Let’s set the record straight on the validity of these artificial type-castings. And then leave them behind.
Trust Is Earned, Not given. Built By The Unwavering Authenticity, Integrity, And Transparency For A Cause Greater Than Yourself
Trust must be distributed only to those deserving of socioeconomic merit.
Out with the pageantry of positivity masking grave manmade depravity.
Wake up, people! It is high time we demonstrate how human intelligence can be deployed to strengthen rather than weaken humanity, and avoid this foolish bait-and-switch.
Underlying Most Arguments Against The Free Market Is The Lack Of A Proper Definition Of Freedom Itself
I augment a pertinent quote from Milton Friedman.
If A “Free” Market Emerged Today, In What Ways Would This Not Devolve Into A Last Man Standing For The Many While The Few...
By freeing our very implementation freedom.
Gavin Newsom rejects the free-market promise of health care. And rightfully so.
Hats off to the great man who made Singapore what it is today.
A simple, yet prime, example of why technology is bad for humanity.
Limited Partners have not asked the questions they should have, the reason why they have gotten fooled.
Quora Has Gone Mad, And Why Technology Companies, Again, Must Not Be Allowed To Rule The Human Roost
Quora has become the gutter of societal knowledge. And then some.
Asset management can play a pivotal role in the expansion of human evolution if guided by newly applied evolutionary first-principles.
As different as foresight and hindsight are. Same asset-management bucket, completely different risk profiles, and then some.
The evolutionary need for adaptability must change the systems of policy, capital, and innovation that currently hold humanity hostage.
Power to the people, at last. And a much needed refresh of politicians. And then some. Give Britain some time to establish itself around a new normal. A higher granularity of sovereignty and freedom is messy, but I dare you, do not bet against it.
The first book I have read in over 30 years you should too.
If everyone stuck to their knitting here is what the difference should be, not equal to what it is, nor how it performs.
The so-called sharing-economy is an ingenious ploy to steal the arbitrage of the people's collective interests away from the public-sector. Right into the hands of the private-sector even less concerned with a relativity of freedom that encircles the world.
Like regular cars and Formula-1 race-cars are.
A fantastic story of how innovative private equity spreads the reward of hard work to all.
It can, but not with our Neanderthal implementation of capitalism.
The risk profiles of private equity and venture capital are diametrically opposite.
A marketplace is the cause of a market as its consequence.
The innovation in economics, not the mere innovation in technology, determines the upside of a company.
Technology has great potential, but it turns to poison when it deploys totalitarian monisms to control the world.
No one should be surprised that venture capital is not performing. For the public is still yearning for technology to substantially improve their lives.
Today's capitalism is an oligarchic system in violation of freedom.
Or why else bother? Plato's caveman allegory offering another alternative.
Analysis leads to paralysis for that reason.
Real innovation relies on a myriad of macro and micro-economic benefits to succeed. The key to a lasting technology business is not just the introduction of snazzy new technology, but more importantly, how well macro-economic improvements address the needs of everyday consumers.
Yes, but only to induce better health to reduce the need for care. Chronic health care is no kids play.
A presumptuous and audacious claim that discloses your narrow purview and shallow insight in both world affairs and technology. Technology must emerge from its infantile state to provide value to humanity.
The Bose NC700 headphones are great for calls, the music reproduction is good but does not top the QC35s. Bluetooth is shoddy. Noise-canceling is in a league of its own, inside or anywhere outside.
The question I posed to Facebook in a live session. Still no reply.
The goal, Mark, of technology is to improve the excellence of human needs, not quite the same as regurgitating societal wants.
The madness of singularity is no better than the madness of crowds. The madness of our remarkable ignorance to nature continues to damage our evolution.
The old repackaged as new will not remove the causal incompatibility between the operating-system of nature and manmade systems on display here. The US must lead with a better plan.
To find an outlier through a commoditized investment thesis is a moronic endeavor.
The best way to answer this question is what an economy of a country should depend on, rather than does today.
Raising money is just like dating, those who pretend to be someone they are not will find themselves inevitably failing, and unhappy with what they submitted to.
Yes, Oracle did. All the more reasons to applaud Marc's success.
Finance is supposed to contribute to the strengthening of our evolution. Does it actually?
The imaging markets consists of demi-cartels that produce "premium" supply that does not meet the requirements of an ever-growing and changing market of buyers. No longer is the size of the buyer's market dictated by agencies, nor is the new seller's market defined by the old definition of pro-photographers. Opportunity!
A huge one that obliterates all subsequent suppositions in economics.
Technology should not under the cover of blind enthusiasm act as a modern day villain and destroy our individual and collective rights to freedom.
Entrepreneurs. Stop listening to a compass of investors who cannot select innovation that produces socioeconomic value for the life of them.
A Cryptocurrency Is Like A Religion, Not Becoming More True Just Because You Can Find More Believers.
Trust in money is best not evenly distributed.
Great Businesses Don’t Look At Support As A Cost Center But As A Way To Satisfy Customer Experiences And Have Them Coming Back For...
From Bose: A great company Experience, published December 30th, 2007.
A real entrepreneur does not need a VC for operating experience. Unless that entrepreneur got roped into venture capital's infamous "capital-efficiency" program, designed to protect investor downside at all times.
How Do I Find Someone To Guide Our Startup To Policies And Practices For The Benefit Of All Who Contribute To Our Growth And...
This is precisely the question every entrepreneur should ask themselves.
Is Our Current Economic Model, Based On Infinite Growth And Debt, Inherently Flawed And Will It Eventually Collapse?
Yes. Suspend the pageantry of positivity for a moment to realize the way we manage ourselves will make the most intelligent animal on earth live the shortest.
The ownership of resources does not change based on the manmade systems we build, merely our access does.
Entrepreneurs succeed despite, not because of the merit of the past. With a newborn power of dissidence.
Investing in technology is neither art nor science, it requires an understanding of evolution.
Trickle down economics is the emancipation of an unsustainable vile-maxim.
The Failure Rate In A Startup Seems Extremely High. What Can VC Do Differently To Reduce Their Failure Rate?
The thesis determines what venture capital can discover. Changing the thesis will change the outcome.
Perhaps, but from a particular type of investor.
A cryptocurrency, like stamp-collecting, is an evolutionary net-negative.
Yes, but it cannot come from our current stale monism of absolutism.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong When Nothing In The Universe But Finance Revolves Around Sustainability?
A lot has and will continue to go wrong when we do not challenge a finance theory as thoroughly as a theory of science.
The key is to understand how the evolution of evolution works. In summary...
The economics of today's popular technologies are incredibly infantile, abusive, and erosive to the evolution of mankind. As all totalitarian monisms are for the world.
Yes, limited partners have been duped. Just like anyone with money will get duped when not paying attention to how that money is put to work exactly.
Implementing laissez-faire without its pre-established rulebook is bound to turn into an unsustainable vile-maxim.
Superman is not what describes the current arbitrage of innovation.
Groundbreaking entrepreneurs are the life-blood of this country and we better start treating them with the care and attention they deserve. We need to lift the weight of their dysfunctional arbitrage off their shoulders if we want to remain on the leading edge of innovation.
Elizabeth Warren's job is to induce change by improving the excellence of governance, not by tinkering with undesirable outcomes from a lack of modernity in governance.
Financial exchanges are outdated financial constructs, no longer serving the nature of investors and companies they were assigned to serve. And they are far from free-markets.
Regulation is a function of the makeup of participants in the marketplace, the participants who pass muster to participate in the marketplace.
Wealth is a nonrenewable resource without an attachment to renewable production.
Isn’t It Just Great The Top Tech Giants Are So Heavily Invested In AI That They Just Won’t Know Where To Hide As Neurotech...
The blind faith in artificial intelligence is a double whammy of human depravity, but careful with neurotech and biotech as well.
The best of the worst is hardly a badge of honor.
It is time we treat innovation exploration like a real marketplace and apply an equally rigorous evaluation of merit to innovation's arbitrage.
Trust is a discriminatory denomination of merit, not to be artificially flattened into pay-to-play commodity.
Organic growth of image super-stores is well below the growth of the image exchange market and their combined market share is less than 10% of the image exchange addressable market. So, while the $1.5B asking price for Getty-Images doesn't sound outrageous (less than 2x revenues), what you're buying is an outsourced photography agency. Getty-Images is in essence a people factory with ever eroding profit margins.
Amazon's superstore feigns a marketplace, and they have been found out.
Does Increasing Interest In Cryptocurrencies And Decentralized Systems Reflect The Anger Against The Present System Of Capitalism?
Quite possibly. Be careful what you wish for.
The systemic deflation of innovation's risk is responsible for the systemic deflation of venture capital returns.
They are different in how make-believe is achieved.
An expert of consequence is no expert of cause.
Fixing a political system is important, but not when the fix leads to the same slaughterhouse of evolutionary fallacies.
Outlier success is based on the fortuitous marriage between entrepreneur and investor, not on some artificial measure of populism.
This question reeks of an end-of-life product cycle.
Develop an operating plan to learn how to speak the language of investors.
Do Angels Consider A Lower Downside Risk A Positive When Investing, Or Do They Have An All Or Nothing Mindset?
The foresight of unprecedented upside can seldom be achieved from the hindsight of downside.
Venture capital, the way it works today, can never function at scale. Simply because the market model is incompatible with the discovery of the outliers innovation.
Photography is a fantastic craft to which now, with the introduction of digital photography, many more people have access. Still, great photography relies on an ecosystem of adjustments to turn a simple scene into a compelling vision. Just like in business.
Are There Any Venture Capitalists Or Types Of Investors Who Throw Some Money At Ideas, To Get The Ball Rolling?
There are plenty of investors who do not wonder why humanity cannot outlive a fly.
Scientists, economists, historians, policymakers, businessmen, and financiers are victims of an illusion of pattern, says Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Something I refer to as the illusion of hindsight, incapable of ever projecting yet undiscovered foresight.
The improper normalization of evolutionary relevance is the cause of finance causing an anthropogenic cascade.
Even the largest global economics organization knows the practice of economics is on its last legs.
A cryptocurrency is like a religion, not becoming more true just because you can find more believers.
First, learn how to separate the wheat from the chaff. Then, demonstrate how you contribute to their objective of producing venture style returns.
We must build and grade businesses based on socioeconomic merit.
Limited partners need to pay close attention not to dilute venture into private equity. Especially because technology and its impact on the world are at the beginning of their evolution.
The curse of subprime venture capital stained the integrity of innovation.
From Apple's finite Loop, published February 14, 2013.
With Trump's recent announcement on opioid addiction the nanny state is in full swing to save everyone from themselves.
Exactly how and why many venture capitalists misjudge the opportunity for innovation, false positives and false negatives abound.
Start writing your own book of life, instead of living someone else's.
We developed the antidote to the evolutionary snake-oil of sustainability, so we can begin to expand humanity towards a more optimal equilibrium with nature and make money from deploying evolutionary excellence.
It continues to amaze me how people buy venture capital's argument of an economic downturn as the cause or reason for sluggish venture investing. Startup performance is at worst counter cyclical to macro-economic performance and should be flying high right now. I smell subprime excuses.
By instituting a meritocracy of health and returning the responsibility for health back to the people.
Christine Lagarde of the IMF mimics my blogs almost verbatim about the part of the US Economy few want to talk about.
The quality of a system of capitalism, socialism or otherwise is defined by how well it supports the pursuit of freedom so crucial to the evolution of mankind.
Too much. For the unchecked arbitrage of finance makes for an unstable economic footing.
In the words of our Constitution, let me submit some new facts to a candid world.
Unchanged, a dire one. For its evolutionary fallacies narrow the purview and weaken the strengthening of humanity.
No, unless success is defined by a Bronze Age vile maxim.
We have built a whole economy on derivatives and as a result will remain fragile until we reinvent its normalization.
A meritocracy precedes and obliterates the need for artificial diversity.
The problem with asset management is its deeply embedded risk, the solution is its removal.
Has Globalization Acted To Equalize Nations’ Portions Of The Global GDP, Yet Created Greater Inequality And A Net Loss?
A flat-world operating-system for humanity is simply incapable of empowering human relativity. We can change that.
The new innovation hub of the future will be in the country or city that understands the meaning of innovation, and is not afraid to pursue it.
The excessive spread between valuation and value causes reality to come knocking.
Since a platform is the technology foundation for a marketplace, platforms must implement the rules of marketplaces as I laid them out to achieve extraordinary growth.
Technology must grow up to deploy self-governance of its users based on real freedom, if it wants to have a chance in teaching governments how to maximize human capacity.
Are There Any Case Study Results Showing Supply Side Economics As More Effective At Driving Economic Growth Than Alternatives?
Empirical evidence can make a case for a pick-your-poison preference, it does not change the outcome of a degenerative economic science.
No, the opposite. Journalism better be ready for another round of change.