There are few bigger epiphanies than realizing you’re the product of a patriarchal culture that has perpetuated abuse, dominator mindsets, sexism and the emotional crippling of men everywhere.
Not the best way to start your week.
This reckoning came as I finished The Will to Change by bell hooks. In it, hooks highlights how invasive patriarchal culture is - starting with social norms set in boyhood (“Boys don’t cry”) to the status games and power structures most adult men find themselves participating in.
The Will To Change is easily the most profound book I have read. It cleared the dense fog that had been clouding my visibility in my journey through life. And let me tell you…
You would be hard pressed to find anyone that disagrees with the fact that our world is becoming more complex. Between increasing polarization, a very real climate emergency, "once in a lifetime" pandemics and a widening poverty gap - we've all been given a lot to think about.
However, even with this grand shadow cast upon us there’s a sense that the solutions are here - but just out of arm’s reach. Only if we could remove the political, bureaucratic and coordination problems plaguing us all we’d seize our opportunity to right the ship.
While you may not be privy to it, there’s been a cambrian explosion of experimentation and investment into emerging technologies and frameworks that support our hope of overcoming our coordination hurdles, aligning incentives and distributing financial upside.
A look into the reasoning behind the explosive growth of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) while highlighting challenges and opportunities associated with building a DAO ecosystem for the long-term.
On January 24, 1848, James Wilson Marshall, a carpenter from New Jersey, found flakes of gold floating in the American River at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Coloma, California. He wasn’t looking for gold: Marshall was there on business building a water-powered sawmill for John Sutter, the German-born Swiss immigrant who founded the colony that eventually became the city of Sacramento.