Blockchain will protect you. RIP these retailers. Canada and cannabis.
Will you remember me?
I’ll be at Money20/20 on Sunday and part of Monday, where we’ll be unveiling the Fintech 250.
If you’re a client or a large financial services firm and you want a sneak peek at the list, or if you want to meet up, ping me.
Networking for introverts
Networking is hard. Ben Reinhardt has some interesting tips on how to do it right.
Basically, successful networking boils down to making it easy for people to keep you and your goals in mind.
Check out the post in The Blurb.
Retail giant Sears filed for bankruptcy this week, due in part to its failure to keep up with the shift to e-commerce.
From Sears to Claire’s to RadioShack, we take a closer look at the reasons behind the 57 retail bankruptcies that have happened since 2015.
Blockchain vs. risk
The multi-trillion-dollar global insurance market is largely still stuck in the past — blockchain could help bring it into the 21st century.
We explore how insurance giants and startups are using the technology to prevent fraud, track medical records, and more. Check it out here.
Kid breaks arm 🙂
As I talk to my friends who are parents, many of us talk about how we can raise kids who have grit and resilience when they’ve mostly had a pretty charmed life.
We often joke that our kids will be soft.
So it was interesting to stumble upon this article (in The Blurb) about a New Zealand playground that got rid of rules around playground safety and is OK letting kids get hurt and generally figure isht out.
Is this why all those Silicon Valley billionaires are moving to New Zealand?
Clear the air
With a rapidly changing climate and a growing global middle class, demand for better heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is on the rise — and startups have some ideas.