startup cities, metaverse & getting S#!+ done
CC#21 - little bit of a new format, life updates & tweets for thought.
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Things I Enjoyed Reading.
🏙 The Start Of Startup Cities
Basically the long form of this tweet - all one gotta know about startup cities and why they will shape our future
💫Mark in the Metaverse
You can think of the Zuck whatever you want, reading what he’s planning for the future of Facebook will make you reconsider your thoughts about the evolution of the internet (and simultaneously give you chills)
This is a big topic. The metaverse is a vision that spans many companies — the whole industry. You can think about it as the successor to the mobile internet. And it’s certainly not something that any one company is going to build, but I think a big part of our next chapter is going to hopefully be contributing to building that, in partnership with a lot of other companies and creators and developers. But you can think about the metaverse as an embodied internet, where instead of just viewing content — you are in it. And you feel present with other people as if you were in other places, having different experiences that you couldn’t necessarily do on a 2D app or webpage, like dancing, for example, or different types of fitness.
📃 Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t
Ever tried to keep a digital to-do-list and ended up not doing the things your write on the list (but potentially lots of stuff which is not on your list)? You are not alone - an attempted explanation of the complicated relationship of humans and productivity apps.
“There are hundreds of commercially available to-do lists right now,” says my friend Mark Hurst. Fifteen years ago he created one of the first productivity apps, Good Todo. Today it has a relatively small user base, but in general, productivity apps are big business; Americans downloaded them 7.1 billion times last year.
Chen and Guzman’s experience with trying to make one turns out to be common. The creators of personal to-do apps—or task management software, as it’s sometimes called—generally agree that they haven’t cracked the nut. Every one of these apps attempts to handle the same kind of basic actions: Give people a way to write down tasks, like “Get milk” or “Finish the sales memo,” and offer tools to sort and prioritize those tasks. Ideally, that improves your productivity, which broadly is how many things you can actually get done in a given amount of time. It seems easy enough.
Food for Thought.
Are “traditional” VC labels still timely?
To me it often feels like crypto is mainstream by now. Seems like it isn’t.
Random Cool Stuff.
💰 I have been wanting to learn more about investing & stock picking for a while. And its not that there wouldn’t be any resources out there that help you to learn about those things quickly, but it just seems so hard to find out where to start - finally I found this article which felt to me like a broad but good summary of how to conduct investment research.
🌞 Looking for investment? Better check the weather forecast - as a startup, your chances get a VC investment are significantly higher on sunny days
Still struggling to wrap my head around recent Austrian election results - since last week we got a newly-founded, publicly anti-COVID vaccination party in a regional parliament and a communist mayor in Austria’s second largest city. How come politics in AT have gotten so polarized?
Prepping to leave Vienna in 2.5 weeks. Makes me super said & super excited at the same time. To my Austrian friends - hit me up if you still wanna meet.