on the blockchain

Innovation in Bitcoin’s technology stack

This goes deep into specific projects, but not so deep into technology that it’s impossible to understand. “So much is happening at the many layers of Bitcoin’s technology stack, it can be incredibly difficult to keep track of emerging solutions. […]

tech, startups, internet

Innovation and the 2010s

Ranjan Roy, writing for his newsletter Margins: “Did we experience real innovation in the 2010s? If you were to transport someone from 10 years ago to today, what would blow their mind?” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

Can innovation be sped up?

This author, Scott Sumner, is skeptical. “One would think that there are public policies that would substantially accelerate the pace of innovation. I’m not so sure.” | learn more

thoughts of food

How tax policy gave us White Claw

Interesting background on everyone’s favorite Drink of Summer 2019. The ingredient profile of a vodka soda and the tax profile of a beer. It took real innovation to bring this product to market and avoid the tax implications of using […]

fun facts

Bell Labs: Forcing geeks to socialize since 1941

The Global Hub is a sexy new building for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. It sits next to Lake Michigan, and is heavy on dramatic views of both the Lake and Downtown Chicago. It’s designed to promote […]