Great observations on the opportunities for creators.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
“1. Creators are Rewarded: It’s basically free to produce and distribute ideas now. Take advantage of that. When you share ideas online, you attract an audience of like-minded people who become friends and business partners. But passive consumers don’t receive the same benefits.”
3. Ideas Are a Serendipity Vehicle: Creating is networking. Every idea you share is tinder for the flame of connection. Ideas spread at zero-marginal cost, and good ones find their way to people you’d never be able to meet with “real-world” networking strategies.
“A business without a path to profit isn’t the business. It’s a financial instrument, because that’s what this has become, like startups or like NFTs you’re hoping to sell it on to the greater fool, someone who will just pay more money for your shares, not because there’s something underlying there that necessarily has value, but simply because this is how we pass things around.”
“Looking at many of the NFTs on popular marketplaces being sold for tens, hundreds, or millions of dollars, that URL often just points to some VPS running Apache somewhere. Anyone with access to that machine, anyone who buys that domain name in the future, or anyone who compromises that machine can change the image, title, description, etc for the NFT to whatever they’d like at any time (regardless of whether or not they “own” the token).”
“Cohort-based courses should focus on ‘how,’ not ‘what’ and ‘why.’ The reason students take a course is because they want to learn a skill or mindset, and ultimately to improve their work or lives. They’re looking for behavior change and transformation–but they can’t change if they only know the ‘what.’ They have to learn the ‘how.’”