Bitcoin, in that sense, is anti democratic. It’s based on mistrust rather than trust, it refuses to take any responsibility onto itself – indeed, it doesn’t even have a self to take responsibility onto. It’s nihilistic, and an attractive alternative only to things which are downright bad.
The attributes that make great entrepreneurs are common in certain manias, though in milder forms and harnessed in ways that are hugely productive. Instead of recklessness, the entrepreneur loves risk. Instead of delusions, the entrepreneur imagines a product that sounds so compelling that it inspires people to bet their careers, or a lot of money, on something that doesn’t exist and may never sell.
“Russian data-visualisation designer Ruslan Enikeev has mapped websites according to levels of activity and the other sites visited by their users. The ‘Internet Map’ shows each website as a circle, sized according to levels of web traffic. Websites’s positioning is based on the different sites their visitors switch to and from. A circle’s colour indicates the country to which it relates.” - Explore the map over at the Guardian.
Today, Sandbox released the “Playbook” - a collection of rules, recommendations and insights for an entrepreneurial life created by 200+ Sandboxers during our Global Summit earlier this year at Sandbox. (The page above didn’t make it into the final book, but is still one of my favorites.) You can read and download the book for free here, or browse through it directly here: