Top articles of the week | Dec 26

January 27, 2022

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

The Decentralized Country    The Generalist  (reading time: 27 minutes)

This post is a fascinating thought experiment. Will nation states be superseded with digital ones? A few people have started writing and talking about this idea over the past year. The basic premise is that people might be associated more with decentralized countries that govern our life.

Is Strategy a Zero-Sum Game?     Roger Martin  (reading time: 7 minutes)

I like the saying you win by winning. In this latest post by Roger Martin, he answers critiques of Playing to Win. Critics espouse the fact that you win today by being more collaborative and less aggressive. In his response, he shares his worldview on how competition actually works which is not static.

If Einstein Had The Internet: An Interview With Balaji Srinivasan Time Well Spent   (reading time: 38 minutes)

If you’re interested in the first article about decentralized states, this one offers a deeper view on the question. Balaji Srinivasan is a well known silicon valley entrepreneur that is outspoken on crypto technologies. He also dives into how American culture has stagnated since the late 90’s as well as a bunch of other fascinating ideas.

The next big thing in 2022 is…    Kikhil Trivedi   (reading time: 16 minutes)

It’s that time of year again with predictions for 2022. I enjoyed this post because it collected different viewpoints across a broad spectrum of technologies/trends. Some are well known and some offer interesting insights.

Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3     Tim O’Reilly  (reading time: 16 minutes)

The biggest news on twitter the past week was Jack Dorsey attacking venture capitalists for trying to take over Web3 – i.e. crypto technologies. I enjoyed this post from Tim O’Reilly that coined the term Web 2.0. He eloquently explains why we’re too early in web3’s development and it is reminiscent of 1995.