July 6, 2020No Comments

Transparency Time

As @jackbutcher says, Transparency Time:

I built a business valued at over 7 figures over the last 2 years - 3 days ago to the date actually.

It cost less than, but nearly $100k.

It's time to consider early life learning opportunities outside of universities.

Even if the financial return had equated to $0 (+ it very well still could) —

I'm confident the net gain in knowledge, experience and connections will have surpassed the ROI I'd have received if I'd completed my 4 year degree at the University I dropped out of.

($216k @WUSTL)The first 6 months were a crash course on customer research and product development.

We spent days on the street in DT Denver seeking our product market fit early on.

The next months were spent building an MVP part time.The following 6 months were a boot camp on mobile app development.

I've taken university CS courses & can tell you I learned more from a $15 course on @udemy from @maxedapps & building my product hands on than the time & money spent learning undergraduate theory in a classroom.Next 6 months were a 0-1 in customer acquisition and marketing.

Another Udemy course on Google ads from @isaacrudansky helps us build the campaigns that acquired our first paying customers.

Before Coronavirus, we also attended meetups where we knew we'd find our customers.The last 6 months have been the toughest yet —

But they've been a study in team building, leadership and endurance.

Our amazing team of now 7 has been invaluable and we will be emerging from the shutdown with a stronger product and company than ever before.We anticipate publishing our v2.0 of @TheWandApp by the end of this week or early next pending iOS approval.

We also repurpose our infrastructure to build similar marketplace apps like @TecMeio and @BloThru

Check us out.

June 18, 2020No Comments

Happening or Happened

Causal loops are a sequence of events in which an action with a cause creates an effect and that effect is subsequently the root cause of the initial action. Often after a longer sequence of Cause:Effect pairings.

Popular fiction refers to this sequence as the Bootstrap ParadoxSee also an information paradox, or an ontological paradox.

The problem with the BP is that the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics is suggested to interfere with the system.

The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of an isolated system can never decrease over time, and is constant if and only if all processes are reversible.

In layman’s terms, in our perception of linear time, we envision the loop to continue forever in a straight line. However, entropy will interfere with this perceived loop.

Simply — picture a rock tumbling infinitely from one portal to another; One at the top and one at the bottom of a slope. The portal at the bottom transports the rock to the top, the exact length of time it takes to reach the bottom. Eventually, in a loop model, entropy will wear this system and the rock will cease to exist, but where did the rock originate? Thus, the paradox.

Recall our post ‘On Speed’, where we suggest that everything is happening all at once and that time a constant. Rather, ‘A Flat Circle’ to use Rustin Cohle’s terminology.

In this model, the loop as we would envision it in our linear model is not ‘happening’ repeatedly; It has simply ‘happened’, and the loop system we keep referring to is only a constant event in an isolated system, negating the break from The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.

What will you make happen?

May 26, 2020No Comments

On Speed

The speed of light is measured to have the same value of c = 3x108 m/s no matter who measures it, where they measure it or how fast they are moving through spacetime when they do so.

Reality is a break from stillness. 1 → Many

Speed, as we measure it in our locale, is a metric contingent on comparison. If you are moving at 10 meters per second, you are doing so in comparison to something that is at rest relative to you. However, that something is also moving with earth at approximately 460 m/s. Earth additionally, is moving with our solar system at 230 km/s and so on. The more we zoom out, the more we regress to the mean, the constant state of our ‘being’:

“Time is a flat circle” — Matthew Mcconaughey as Rustin Cohle in True Detective.

Everything is happening all at once and has happened in every fashion possible from infinity to epsilon. The speed of light is a constant perhaps because in our building blocks, we too follow the same wave-particle duality. We are only constant fixtures in our perception of reality in the flat circle that is our brief segment of time.

The way to break the stillness was, is and always has been for the 1 to become the many, introducing duality and subsequently the myriad. This therein opens the door for metrics of comparison, hierarchy in experience, and everything that makes our segment of the circle an exciting journey and not the emptiness it is by default.

Speed with no point of reference might as well be still.

How fast are you moving?

May 20, 2020No Comments

Is vs Ought

When new information is discovered, first, we divulge the is — the fact, the raw truth that is the fruit of effort. Subsequently, those in the conversation begin to frame the ought — the ‘what to do’ or the actionable responsibility of the is.

As ease of access to information has increased, the closed doors that once surrounded new paradigms have been unlocked and public conversation is now open to forum that was once exclusive to the ivory tower.

The decentralization of framing the ought has ushered in the opportunity for the myriad to promote a more progressive future. This starts by many individuals choosing a conversation and raising their voice.

Engage in constructive dialog and listen to opposition, the yin needs the yang to pull to center.

Don’t speak with volume, speak with accuracy.

What do you have to say?

May 12, 2020No Comments

Replications

We make things, that look like things, but they are not those things. They are copies of an original and always themselves, another original should they serve that purpose.

Often, parts of a whole —

People in a universe.

Symbols that are meant to convey a message, perform a function, serve a purpose.

Nothing that is 2nd is ever equivalent to the 1st, each is unique. With the exception of massed produced tools, which too, are simply replications of an original, the act of replication in an individual should be viewed as a sin. Functioning as an independent individual among the myriad is crucial to expanding the limits of the whole.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

To self actualize is to enable one’s self for peak original output. Original creative output is arrogance of the highest order because you are suggesting you have the capacity to produce something in a new and better fashion than has ever been done. The craziest part — you do.

Are you imitating or are you flattered?

May 5, 2020No Comments

Resurrecting God

“God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us?”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

We must wipe it off ourselves.

A spirit without a faith has 2 options:

  1. Succumb to Nihilism
  2. Will your own will

Nietzsche’s biggest fear in a world torn from God was that we would wallow in our ‘will for nothingness’.

Nietzsche saw this coming however, and he offered us a way out. The creation of our own values as self actualized individuals:

"For the game of creation, my brothers, a sacred yes is needed: the spirit now wills his own will."

What is your will?