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ChristopherA
Berkeley, California
Entrepreneur, Advisor & Technologist
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Geert Hofstede™ Cultural Dimensions Hall's Cultural Factors Trompenaars' and Hampden-Turner's cultural factors Hofstede's Cultural Factors South Korea's highest Hofstede Dimension is Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI) at 85, indicating the society’s low level of tolerance for uncertainty. In an effort to minimize... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2023 at Life With Alacrity
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I am a lifetime entrepreneur. Even when working for large organizations I find my approach to be entrepreneurial (what my mentor Gifford Pinchot would call Intrapreneurial). It took me a while to accept that being an entrepreneur is part of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2023 at Life With Alacrity
I was going through my first blog posts, and rediscovered a quote from 2003 Game Designer and Pundit Greg Costikyan from his blog Games * Design * Art * Culture that still resonates with me today: “Oh.... And you fellas.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2023 at Life With Alacrity
I was going through my first blog posts, and rediscovered a quote from 2003 Game Designer and Pundit Greg Costikyan from his blog Games * Design * Art * Culture that still resonates with me today: “Oh.... And you fellas.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2023 at Life With Alacrity
motivated reasoning social influence: simplicity, perceived self-interest, incongruity, confidence, empathy anecdote, emotion conspiracy, fake experts, impossible standards, logical fallacies, manufacture doubt innumeracy informational cascade intuitive errors: inattention blindness, believe that our memories are more reliable then they are, tendency to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2023 at Life With Alacrity
In the late 80's I met Matt Taylor at a Mac user group event, and we became friends. We eventually became reciprocal apprentices — he learned from me about computers and collaborating online, and I learned from him about facilitating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2023 at Life With Alacrity
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Today I head out to a month-long series of events associated with identity: I’m starting with the 22st (!) Internet Identity Workshop next week; then I’m speaking at the blockchain conference Consensus about identity; next I am part of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Life With Alacrity
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As part of being a member of the sustainable MBA community at Pinchot University, I have been trying to articulate what I like about the kinds of collaboration that are possible even inside a competitive industry…[post continues with my personal history of a definition for a participatory ecosystem] Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Life With Alacrity
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The traditional economic definition of “the commons” are those resources that are held in common and not privately owned. This is closely related to economic concept of public goods, which are goods that are both non-excludable (in that individuals cannot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at Life With Alacrity
I have made understanding of consent and consensus, in both their human and technological forms, a major part of my career. I have explored them through my work in cryptographic technologies, but also in human terms at the Group Pattern... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Life With Alacrity
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I'm heading out today to New York City to speak at Consensus 2015, where I am speaking on the panel ‘Bitcoin and its Antecedents: A Look at the History and Evolution of Digital Cash’: Bitcoin is far from the first... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Life With Alacrity
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Privacy is hitting the headlines more than ever. Any of us could have our privacy violated at any time… but what does that mean exactly? Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Life With Alacrity
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In 2009, Elinor Ostrom received the Nobel Prize in Economics for her “analysis of economic governance, especially the commons”. Since then I've seen a number of different versions of her list of the 8 principles for effectively managing against the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Life With Alacrity
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Between the business of the March/April conference season and leaving Blackphone, I've run out of business cards. Rather than rush to print a bunch of new ones, I'm created this mini-resume for digital sharing and a two-sided Avery business card... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Life With Alacrity
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If you consider yourself a futurist or an agent of change, you should read this article from The Atlantic "Shaka, When the Walls Fall". Yes, it uses a Star Trek episode as an allegory, it is a bit confusing and... Continue reading
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