Blockchain Applications in the Real World

When you think of blockchain, what first comes to mind? Many of us immediately think-- Bitcoin. While blockchain technology is at the core of Bitcoin transactions, blockchain has many other applications. In this blog post, I will explore some of the uses of blockchain that I found most interesting and exciting. If you are eager … Continue reading Blockchain Applications in the Real World

Synopsis – Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products

INTRODUCTION Cognitive psychologists define habits as, “automatic behaviors triggered by situational cues:” things we do with little or no conscious thought. Therefore, the products and services we habitually use alter our everyday behavior, engineering our actions. Written by Nir Eyal, this book primarily discusses the Hook Model: a four-phase process that companies use to form … Continue reading Synopsis – Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products

“The Hard Thing About Hard Things” Summary

Over the break I had the opportunity to read The Hard Thing About Hard Things by venture capitalist and entrepreneur Ben Horowitz. Drawing from his many experiences as the CEO of Loudcloud and Opsware, Horowitz describes the brutal reality of running a company. The Hard Thing About Hard Things provides readers with an outline of … Continue reading “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” Summary