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Book Summary of Cryptoassets – The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

“Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond” by Chris Burniske & Jack Tatar is a well organized book on the investing side of “bitcoin and beyond”. It breaks down the complex topic into digestible chunks of “What”, “How”, and “Why”. Below is the summary of each of its chapters: ContentsIntroductionPart 1 – What? Understanding the Foundations of CryptoassetsChapter 1 – Bitcoin and the Financial Crisis of 2008Chapter 2 – The Basics of Bitcoin and Blockchain TechnologyChapter 3 –

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Understanding Google’s Investment in JD.com

Google just made a move to rival Amazon by investing $0.55B in the Chinese online retailer, JD.COM (second largest chinese online retailer after Alibaba). Why is it interesting? Because its Advertising (Google) + Retail (JD.com) coming together to form a mutually beneficial partnership.  ContentsPartnership Benefits for Google and JD.com“Relevant” advertising of ProductsSearch Engine Exposure Increased Competition Against Rivals Partnership Benefits for Google and JD.com This is how each party WINS: “Relevant” advertising of Products If Google know’s what JD.com customers like

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Book Summary: Designing Your Life by Dave Evans

The book, Designing Your Life by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, aims to use the framework of design thinking to address the “wicked problem” (i.e big problems) of designing your life. I was particularly intrigued by the book due to its focus on using the journaling and writing as a tool to designing your life. Below is the book summary notes by each chapter of Designing Your Life. ContentsStart Where You AreBuilding a CompassWayfindingGetting UnstuckDesign Your LivesPrototypingHow Not to Get

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Should you focus on quantity or quality of work?

Anyone who produces something, including myself, experiences the conflict between the quality and the quantity of work. Should I produce more work (quantity) or better (quality) work? Whether it be writing a new blog post, sending another email, reading more books, another sales call or meeting more people. If one focuses on the quality of work alone, they risk not producing enough, taking too long, or procrastinating. On the other hand, if one focuses on quantity alone they may risk

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