"In many ways innovators are astronomers in that they must make the stars align to make change across the world."
Blockchain. Innovation. How we got both of them wrong. An exploration of phase transition and self-reproduction in technological systems.
“If we were to create similar levels of visibility to the process of innovation, how would these observations impact the intentionality of how we invent?”
“If innovation in technology and biology is a game of process of elimination, the one that is faster to eliminate non-solutions, is the quickest to arriving to the solution or discovery.”
"This is a story of a person that left the comforts of the familiar to venture into the darkness of the unknown, facing the uncertainties and the battles deep within. A story about finding that trust in yourself, and discovering that unknowable thing that guides every small footstep you take into the deep fog."
"…invasive species create significant change in incumbent ecosystems not because of its incremental differences, but because of its asymmetries that completely redefine the value exchange in the ecosystem."
"Always assume you are wrong. If you believe in the notion that the world is a perpetually evolving and growing thing, then you must naturally accept that what you believe to be true today could possibly be wrong tomorrow and is true in the reverse."
"We can no longer segregate venture and technologies based on their title as a “Social Enterprise” or not. It prevents enterprises that are making impact from being accountable to profitability and scalability, and it limits the permission for profitable ventures to make a meaningful impact."
"When using the view and approach of cities as ecosystems, it is important to be conscious of the biota role a city plays in the biosphere of globally networked cities."
“In many ways you can never force creativity or invention, but you can understand the constraints and frameworks that facilitate the possibility.”