I’m a huge Chouinard fan boy, and this is an oldie but a goodie. On why he turned away multi-million dollar buyout offers:
“There’d be all this pressure to grow, grow, grow, and there’s a limit to this idea. There’s a limit to what I’m trying to do. And once again, it’s not going over the edge. It’s knowing what size you should be, knowing who you are, and don’t exceed that.”
As a guy in the middle of a small but growing business, this combination of understanding your limits and having clarity about why you’re in business in the first place is gold:
“We had been growing 50 percent a year, every year, and we were strung out financially. And suddenly — you know, we were ramped up for more growth, and it didn’t happen,” Chouinard said. “And so we got in financial trouble. And that’s when I decided to re-look at all our values and see, ‘Why are we in business? And what are we trying to do here?'”
This is a great episond of one of my favorite podcasts. Rich Roll is one of the truly inspirational guys out there. This episode is the best of many episode . The conversation between these two guys covers addiction, recovery, faith, fitness and food. But, mostly recovery and what a bitch it is. With all the people in my life dealing with a hard fight, i should listen to this every 6 months. You can learn a bit more about David Clark here and by reading his book.
Factom, however, proposes a new architecture that exists outside of the bitcoin network, but relies on the digital currency’s globally distributed computing power to keep cryptographically secured information both transparent and globally accessible.
via Factom Outlines Record-Keeping Network That Utilises Bitcoin’s Blockchain.
The 2015 edition of my marketing technology landscape supergraphic has been released, now with 1,876 vendors represented across 43 categories. To actually read it, you need a hi-res version (be prepared to zoom and scroll, and then zoom and scroll some more):
via Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic (2015) – Chief Marketing Technologist.
In this vision, web publishers could publish, distribute, and update an entire website through the BitTorrent protocol, and others visiting the page would automatically help share the site’s content, just as anyone downloading a file over BitTorrent would also start sharing the file with other peers.
via BitTorrent wants to change the way the web is built | The Verge.
The core underlying idea revolves around a “two-way-pegging” mechanism, where a “parent chain” (usually Bitcoin) and a “sidechain” share a common currency by making a unit of one convertible into a unit of the other.
via | On Bitcoin Maximalism, and Currency and Platform Network Effects –.
To fully understand the blockchain concept and the benefits of cryptography in computer science, we need to first understand the concept of “decentralized consensus,” a key tenet of the crypto-based computing revolution.
via After The Social Web, Here Comes The Trust Web | TechCrunch.