On Dec 7, we will have a special Bitcoin meetup – Meet the Activists. Be there or be fiat.
This special event, which continues an annual tradition, will give you a rare opportunity to learn who’s who in the Bitcoin world and what are all the exciting initiatives in this sphere. ~50 key figures of Israel’s Bitcoin community, industry and academia will each take the stage for a few minutes to talk about themselves and their Bitcoin projects.
Reality is what happens when the tension between different people’s dreams is resolved.
We are making a lot of progress in ReverseFunder, and are looking for a strong 3rd co-founder with background in bizdev/marketing.
Know anyone relevant? Please refer him/her to email@example.com
Last week I published a poll, calling out to people to tell me, anonymously, what is my biggest flaw.
My reasons for doing this were that I wanted to get to know myself better, and try and improve. Allowing people the space to speak out honestly, and only asking about my flaws, gave them a safe space to speak their mind.
The results are in.
- You tend to act before you think things through
- Very naive
- Take yourself rather seriously
I would like to say thank you to the three individuals who agreed to give me feedback. I appreciate it a lot.
Even though I had asked for this feedback … hearing criticism is rather difficult. My natural instinct is to try and defend myself in my head, and “explain to these people why they’re wrong”. It’s amazing how much we humans need to be loved and appreciated by others, which is why hearing anything negative about ourselves is so difficult to hear. Still I believe truth is the only way to grow.
I can’t leave this post without a retort to each of these individuals. I’m trying not to be defensive here, but rather just speak my mind:
- True. I do act before I think. Thank you for pointing this out. As you said, it is also an upside, but I can try and maintain the positive influence of this trait while minimizing the downsides… try to adjust my “action parameters” and recognize when something is sensitive and deserves more thought and not straight out action.
- True, I am very naive. I like it this way! I prefer to be naive than cynical. I might get screwed or make blunders because of it once in a while … but for me, the upside in being naive is too great to pass up.
- And finally yes, I tend to take myself too seriously sometimes. Don’t we all? Luckily I complement this with not taking myself seriously at all at other times
Now I’ll finish with a call to the reader – what do you think of this experiment? Would you be interested in doing such an experiment on yourself, and get some honest to God feedback from your friends?
Always be growing,
Do you want a quick fix of startup juice? Want to read a bunch of books on entrepreneurship, but just don’t have the time?
Then this is for you:
I recently came across a short “paper” I wrote in 2006 titled Quantifying Love.
It’s a pseudo-mathematical non-serious attempt to quantify what love is.
Pull requests welcome
I learned a lot in the last 8 years. The paper reflects what I thought 8 years ago, not necessarily my current way of thinking. Read it with a grain of salt, if you will.
whateverorigin.org is an open source projects I started several years ago as a weekend project (github). Apparently, people are using it in production, while I have zero time to maintain it.
I am looking for an equal partner to join and help maintain the project.
This partner would fix a few ongoing issues, and can develop new features if they want. This partner would receive 50% of the ownership of the project.
The project is currently completely non-profit, it costs zero to run and makes zero revenue. However if it would make any revenue in the future, that would be split 50-50 with the new developer.
Profit aside, this could be a great opportunity for someone to get some production experience and engage with users. Be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.