The Money Problem

Money vs. Meaning Everyone has a number where they’d be financially ‘free’. The gap between this number and your current wealth is your money problem. Most people would quit if they had $100K+ to cover their next 1-2 years. This is Personal Capital. Many people need $10K or less to start their passion project. See:Continue reading “The Money Problem”

Y Combinator for Mittelstands

Both of these ideas are on my list of solutions to The World’s Biggest Problems. DM or email me if you want to invest! Summary: Accelerator: Invest the first $100K+ to help new pre-Mittelstands launch and grow. Ventures: Invest $1M+ to help pre-Mittelstands go from $1M to $10M+ revenue. Most VCs won’t fund niche servicesContinue reading “Y Combinator for Mittelstands”

Utopic Live

Who: Ambitious OptimistsWhen: September 2022Where: Michigan Featuring: Utopic Debates Instead of panel discussions or speeches, our main events are competitive debates. Rules: Lincoln—Douglas debates. One hour per topic. One on One. Debaters TBD Three Days to Change the World — And Your Life New Ideas Every Hour No slide decks or polished speeches. Just smartContinue reading “Utopic Live”

Public Ventures

How Governments Can Run VC Funds The public should get equity in businesses that take government funding. No more free-money bailouts for billionaires. Public VC funds share in the upside when the startups they fund succeed. This incentivizes governments to invest more in earlier-stage startups. Public VC is a renewable economic resource. Successful investments inContinue reading “Public Ventures”

Hidden Ambition

We’re scared of losing, but we’re terrified of being called a loser. We grew up watching elementary school bullies pick on the “nerds”. If you’re like me, you were usually the target of the teasing. It’s easy to internalize the idea that being ambitious isn’t cool. Social media is full of bullies making fun ofContinue reading “Hidden Ambition”

Utopic Club

🌎 Changing the world. 🚀 Ideas for new inventions. 🧑‍🔬 Science that saves lives. 💸 Maximizing effective altruism. Examples: Platonic Academy, Bloomsbury Group, The Factory. What clubs like this exist now? It’s easy to predict that an ambitious project will fail. We choose to be optimistic not because it is easy, but because it isContinue reading “Utopic Club”

Pax Internet

Old: Convince governments, and people will follow. New: Convince people, and governments will follow. When President Zelenskyy posts videos online, his audience isn’t just his citizens and his enemies. We’re all his audience. We’re all his potential supporters. The power of enough people supersedes the power of any government. China, India, USA, North Korea, andContinue reading “Pax Internet”

Everyday Activism

I want to inspire more people to help solve the World’s Biggest Problems. We need the support of millions of people to enact these solutions. No contribution is too small! You can make a big difference by encouraging people to be more ambitious. That’s what the elite want you to think. The truth is anyoneContinue reading “Everyday Activism”