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Think Like A Freak - Book Review

Think Like A Freak – Book Review

think-like-a-freak-book-cover-freakonomics-relationshipsI attended Premoney.co hosted by Dave McClure of 500 Startups in San Francisco and on the way back bought the book at the airport bookstore titled “Think Like A Freak” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner of the Freakonomicsfame. I thought it was quite interesting and makes you think differently about things and observations. I believe this is important in everything we do as we are trained…

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Disrupting Disruption

If you have not read the article by Jill Lepore in the New Yorker titled “The Disruption Machine – What the gospel of innovation gets wrong“, I recommend you do and the rebuttal by the father of disruptive innovation Clayton Christensen. A number of people have gone on Twittersphere defending the theory of disruptive innovation and others nostalgic to the romantic writing of Jill Lepore seem to…

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Permission less Innovation

prime-air_high-resolution02It is painful to watch the obvious play out in the US. I don’t know if you have been seeing what is happening with legislation and regulations around all the innovations that Entrepreneurs and Startups have been doing and how the incumbents have been coming up with resistance through lobbying and permission raj. The latest is the FAA ban on drone technology to deliver packages. No-one knows if…

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Where is the value in Bitcoins?

Where is the value in Bitcoins?

ice8bSo I am getting obsessed with Bitcoins now! I met with an Entrepreneur in Iceland, well he is a Computer Science Student and is more obsessed with Bitcoins than I am. I think there is a small community that is developing in Iceland that is building things around Bitcoins. The first step in all of this is to create an exchange for Bitcoins to Icelandic Krona, which is the first thing that he wants…

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Bitcoins and Iceland

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Bitcoin Wallpaper (2560×1600) (Photo credit: PerfectHue)

I had a Twitter debate and discussion with Chris Dixon about Bitcoins in Iceland. I have to say I was rather disappointed by the lack of vision on the part of a Venture Capitalist and Investor who is much respected by the community. Here is what boiled my noodles:

@BalaInIceland @pmarca @jeffjarvis @startupicelandbuying Bitcoin with fiat is…

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