A little over a month ago, I decided to take leave from Harvard Business School to join Llama, a crypto startup building economic infrastructure for DAOs. At Llama, I'm taking the role of Community Lead. I'll focus on the contributor experience and making Llama the best DAO to contribute to.
The decision tends to generate polarizing reactions ranging from "what on Earth are you thinking??" to "no brainer."
For me, the decision wasn't an easy one, and I wanted to write down my thoughts on how and why I made it.
Quick disclaimer: This post is taken through the lens of my life and isn't meant as prescriptive advice. HBS is a wonderful place and I'm lucky to have the opportunity and stability to be able to leave such a place to go join Llama.
DeFi stands for decentralized finance, which might sound super boring to non-crypto, non-finance people. I promise it's not, though! There is a world of innovation happening in DeFi and we're still just getting started.
It's tough to put an exact definition on DeFi, but Marvin Ammori has a great one: