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Introducing Collab Crypto

I’ve been interested in distributed ownership models since I was a Ph.D. student - my doctoral thesis was on employee stock options. When I came across Bitcoin and blockchains shortly after I graduated in 2011, I immediately saw parallels between crypto and my academic work. In some ways, it felt like the next big step in what is inevitable for the future of financial transactions.

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When You’ll Believe Anything

Ali Hajaji’s son was sick. Elders in his Yemeni village proposed a folk remedy: shove the tip of a burning stick through his son’s chest to drain the sickness from his body.

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The Next Wave of Plant-Based Alternatives

Beyond Meat’s coming IPO makes clear: something has fundamentally changed in how Americans think about their animal protein consumption.

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You Have To Live It To Believe It

Richard Held and Alan Hein raised 20 kittens in pitch black darkness. Which is the kind of thing you should only do if it’s necessary to prove a point critical to understanding how the world works. Thankfully they did just that.

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Fees vs. Fines

The last three months of 2018 was the worst quarter for stocks in seven years. The first three months of 2019 was the best quarter for stocks in 10 years.

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Different Kinds of Information

An 1890 Oxford entrance exam question read: “Give some account of the life of Mary, the mother of our Lord.”

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Stop Giving Investment Advice

A fight broke out on Twitter recently. One of the most respected entrepreneurs turned investor tweeted something along the lines of, “Startups don’t die because of high valuations.”

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We Don’t Build Enough Homes

At least relative to history:

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Death, Taxes, and a Few Other Things

Life guarantees:

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Step

Every parent wants to impart core values and basic life skills to their kids.

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