Absolute must read for everyone who is interested in surveillance, encrypted communication, and obviously for everyone deleting WhatsApp and Facebook in favor of Signal. I’m a user of Telegram since 2014 and I understand and trust What Durov is doing. Please do me a favor and invite your friends to Telegram NOT Signal. Feel free to send me a message on Telegram @mariusschober or follow me @schobers. The world needs Telegram and people like Pavel Durov more than ever before.
As a European I'd like seeing Miami gain in significance in technology. It's only a 10h non-stop flight from many major European cities like London, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf and I really like Miami as a city.
Maybe other mayors of Southern EU cities like Malaga, Palma, Nice, Malta, or Iraklion must look at Francis Suarez and create a similar movement here!
Konservativer Führungsstil wird in den kommenden Jahren wichtiger denn je, das ganze Duzen und das "Feel Well" Political Correctness wird einige Firmen in den Untergang zwingen, dafür schätze ich Herrn Grupp.
Thought: One of the BEST articles on what a CEO should actually be doing. Not working in the business but on the business.
I'm just getting started but I already defined my tasks as a future CEO to every board member and future investor: (1) securing funding, (2) getting the deal-flow, (3) recruiting the best talent, (4) setting an exciting vision.
Takeaway: Build your own mindful productivity system which works for you - not others
Thought: Yes. I understand. There is a lot of advice out there which may be labeled as productivity porn. And I agree, Everyone should have his own schedule, his own rituals and habits. Just copying other persons productivity tips and habits won't necessarily make you productive.
I am right now in the experimentation phase where I try and copy many different elements of role models to see how they impact my productivity. In the end I'll end up with my own mindful productivity rules - which I can then stick to until the rest of my life.
Takeaway: Understand the other side's arguments better than they do, by doing so correct your bad ideas to come closer to reality.
Thought: I started a while ago to not have public opinions on topics I don't truly understand. But obviously, all of us have our own point of views, tendencies and values we assume to be true. I will take this advice and look and understand into the other sides arguments more intensely in the future.
"You should trade being short-term low-status for being long-term high-status, which most people seem unwilling to do. A common way this happens is by eventually being right about an important but deeply non-consensus bet."
All successful founders with net worth in the billions are ruthless - that's what politicians are referring to. But without determination and a high ruthlessness-factor you cannot build successful and impactful businesses. So in the end it all comes down to political correctness and manipulating media narratives which shine negative lights on billionaires.
What a stupid experiment on humans, not sufficiently tested, no liability of pharma nor government. Every single person in politics and pharma should be held liable for all actions in this vaccination experiment (financially and custodial).
Fire and Motion - I'm not a coder but I can verify that this is true for non-coders as well. The days I simply start doing the work early, the days I do the first cold call as soon as possible and get going (i.e. 10-15 minutes working/calling) it's super easy to continue. The later I cross this point, the less productive my day turns out.
Nothing new, the trend is already apparent. What this author is talking about in an unsophisticated way are Progressive Web Apps. Twitter, FT and others are already pure web apps. The future is definitely in the browser but Apple is withholding a lot of innovation by not giving the browser as many rights and access as i.e. Chrome does (Bluetooth, GPS, etc.)
The only way we can all actively fight for our right for encryption and privacy is by starting to use and switch to services which respect our privacy and offer e2e encrypted services where the provider itself has no access to our data.
Switch your email to tutanota.com or Protonmail, Switch from WhatsApp to Telegram, Switch from G-Drive and Dropbox to Mega.nz, Switch from Microsoft Windows to MacOS or Linux.
Lovely read and an interesting practice. If you move from a standard pw to monthly chaning password it might even be safer. If you switch from a military grade super password to a password related to your "guessable" goals - well security might suffer.
Still a great story, who knows if I'll implement it soon ;-D