Paul Graham, famous venture capitalist and founder of Y Combinator, just wrote an essay defending income inequality. In fact, he not only defends income inequality, he espouses the “great benefits” it holds and the power it puts into the hands
Are You Socially Credit-Worthy?
In China, a new social credit system, sponsored by the government, has been implemented called Sesame Credit, which is part of the giant Chinese eCommerce company, Alibaba (which is still part of Yahoo!). Here’s how it works: Users of the system
The WatzThis? Plan
Here at WatzThis?, we don’t work particularly hard. Instead, we tend to put great concentrated effort toward one or two important things, and we spend A LOT of time planning. Our headquarters currently has 2 whiteboards, one large paper flip chart,
Adapting to Your Changing Climate
As the political and business leaders meet in Paris to discuss global climate change, the topic of a changing climate has never been more important and relevant. It’s a fact of life that everything is always changing. When the conditions under
Rearrange the Patterns and Learn!
When learning something new, the first step we all go through is to figure out how this new thing relates to something we already know. For example, if you’re learning a new language as an adult, you learn the parts
Believing in Yourself is the First Step
There’s a fantastic podcast interview with Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert cartoon) on Tim Ferriss’s blog from a few weeks ago. If you only listen to one podcast this year, and you only listen to the first hour of that one podcast (this
Free videos, online classes, and books!
One of our VIP readers emailed us with this question: “Is there something quick and easy that you offer? I would like to dip my toes in and spend 10 or 15 minutes once a week learning something new. Maybe offering
Who benefits from marketing?
The line between marketing and entertainment is more blurry than ever. We see it on social media all the time; a headline will read “We have something amazing to show you!”; and that something has been compiled, packaged, tested to
When to take your foot off the gas
In his (now classic) book, The Lean Startup, Eric Reis defines a pivot as a course correction in order to test a new fundamental hypothesis. For example, let’s say that you launch a taco customization and delivery service and once you’re
All Aboard the Learning Train!
How often and easy is it to keep looking down at our feet as we plod along our path, when there is a whole world of possibility and new ideas all around us? There is no way we can learn