Politics is the Biggest Game

Goalie, St. Louis Blues: 1992-95 Astronaut, NASA: 1995-99 President, USA: 1999-2010 Owner, St. Louis Blues: 2000-Now Help Dad Rebuild His Business: 2010-12 Make Independent Testing Ubiquitous: 2012-2020 Solve the World’s Biggest Problems: 2020-Now That’s me. Give me the world’s hardest jobs and I’ll step up and take my best shot. Put me in Coach. I’mContinue reading “Politics is the Biggest Game”

Cryptocountries

This post builds on Balaji Srinivasan’s How to Start a New Country essay. Cryptocountries will have their own currencies, laws, contracts, and citizenship requirements. Most cryptocountries will start without any physical property and will have legal statuses closer to cooperatives vs. a corporation or a country. Currencies should serve their countries, not vice versa. Example:Continue reading “Cryptocountries”

Thanedar’s Game

Think: Axelrod’s Tournament meets Model UN. Problem: Real-world political and economic experiments take decades to demonstrate their ultimate successes and failures and can lead to significant hardship and loss of life. Design and implement political and economic systems for your Cryptocountry to compete for Citizens and Wealth. Featuring Protocols and Gameplay that make it easyContinue reading “Thanedar’s Game”

The Best Quotes from the Tiger HBO Documentary

Notes: Neil: This documentary is about Earl Woods as much as it is about his son Tiger Woods. Earl always knew that Tiger was destined for greatness and built their family’s whole lives around Tiger’s success. This pressure and focus was both a blessing and curse for Tiger, who grew up perfectly prepared to beContinue reading “The Best Quotes from the Tiger HBO Documentary”

The 2 Types of Independents

This is Part 4 of my Political Typology series. Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Moderate Independent: Unify the two moderate Democratic + two moderate Republican lanes. Populist Independent: Unify the two populist Democratic + two populist Republican lanes. (ThereContinue reading “The 2 Types of Independents”

Personal Capital

Personal Capital > Venture Capital Think: 360 Deals for Creators. Funding is attached to the person, not the project. Investors earn a percentage of future equity and/or revenue streams. I want to raise a fund to support creators directly and let them build whatever they want. See: Founder Accelerator Build your own portfolio of products,Continue reading “Personal Capital”

360 Deals for Creators

In the music industry, a 360 deal is where a record label provides an artist with financial, marketing, and distribution support in exchange for a percentage of future revenue streams. 360 deals sound scary: “Wait, you want rights to *all* of my revenue streams?!” But 360 deals can be way better than the standard VC model.Continue reading “360 Deals for Creators”

Utopic Ventures

I’d start it as my personal label/startup studio, but I’d want to expand and sign more founders. Types of Deals: Invest: Some founders just need money. Advise: Some founders just need advice. Partner: Some founders need a Shadow Co-Founder. 360 Deal: Some founders want it all. This work in the Studio would come before any seedContinue reading “Utopic Ventures”