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Clemens is "that guy who writes lists of 30" and generally a perpetually curious, lover of learning.

30 Blockchain Institutional Readiness Activities

Random Observation/Comment #681: DeFi – so hot right now. Why this list? Never a dull moment in the public mainnet and Enterprise Ethereum space. As broad stroke trends, I’ve noticed: CBDC experimentation and Central Bank commitments for go-live (not to mention the Digital Yuan already being tested) Stablecoins maintaining value for ecosystems to remove the need for fiat off-ramps Payment...

30 Post-Covid Gift Ideas

Random Observation/Comment #680: I don’t understand how someone can spend millions of dollars on everyday retail things. The most expensive thing I bought was a couch. Why this List? After being in lockdown for months, we have all probably bought a lot of stuff on Amazon (I know I definitely have). It’s money I would have spent on dining out...

30 NYC Things We’ll Miss

Random Observation/Comment #679: You can take the Wans out of NY, but you can’t take the NY out of the Wans. Why this list? We’re settling into Colorado with a view of our Suburban changes. There are some very NYC-specific things we’ll surely miss. Unfortunately, a lot of this list was NYC pre-covid, but maybe we’ll see some resemblance of...

30 House Things to Care About

Random Observation/Comment #678: Me asking neighbors: “How do you do this? I’ve never had a garage, car, deck, lawn, fence, roof, basement, garbage can, security system, doorbell… Help me.” Why this list? I love being a homeowner, but it’s a lot of overhead. It was so much easier just renting and complaining to the super at the apartment when things...

Donating By Recommendation

Random Observation/Comment #677: Give back if you can. Karma is real. Sharing is caring. Hording doesn’t bring happiness. I started following/listening to Josh Gondelman because he was super witty on Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me (Sept 5th Episode, specifically). As I dove into his podcast “Make My Day“, I was really inspired by the questions, creativity, positive vibes, and the...

30 Things Not Going Back to Normal

Random Observation/Comment #676: “Hindsight 2020” has a whole new meaning. Why this list? I’ve written a lot about the impact of coronavirus and made some predictions underneath these lists of 30, but a lot of these predictions just happened much slower (which means I was wrong). March 8 – 30 Coronavirus Precautions March 19 – 30 Post Coronavirus Questions March...

30 Tips Using pods.com

Random Observation/Comment #675: Pods. It’s bigger on the inside. Why this list? We moved cross country in June and used the pods.com service. Highly recommended for a house-to-house move where you can easily fit the pod in your driveway, fill it, and ship it out. Here’s some tips that I wish I knew before starting. Order a pod size that...

30 Remote Culture Activities

Random Observation/Comment #674: The new normal doesn’t have to be lonely. We are physically distancing, not socially. Why this List? Our new work from home world can be hard to navigate. Luckily, ConsenSys has been a remote-first company since the beginning. I’ve already created a set of self-organizing work posts from the pre-covid days: How to Be a Good Meshian...

30 Flying Tips with a Toddler During a Pandemic

Random Observation/Comment #673: I’m okay with not flying for a while Why this List? In order to move cross country, we decided to suffer 4-hours and take the airport risk rather than driving over 3 days and take the hotel risk. Here are some tips we used on prep and execution for this flight. Prep – Things to Buy We...

30 Identity Traits

Random Observation/Comment #672: Be someone that makes the world greener, cleaner, and kinder. Why this List? Our company recently did an identity workshop with The Collective. Underpinning the discussion was “What are 2-3 identity traits that you hold that strongly defines you?… And your mentors/mentees/connections?” At first, I just wondered what labels I give myself and other labels that people...

30 Denver Suburban Life Changes

Random Observation/Comment #671: “Well, it’s different from NYC – in a good way.” is my standard answer to how I’m liking Denver. Why this List? Different cities have different cultural norms. Being a new transplant in Colorado means we’re going to need to take a step back and think about how we will live differently. Most of these observations point...

30 Car Buying Lessons

Random Observation/Comment #670: The car buying process is broken and all dealership are finding ways to make profits. I’d personally use an “Amazon for buying cars” to reduce the stress of being upsold during the close. Why This List? I have driven quite a bit as a city dweller with zipcars and rentals during travel, but now I’ve entered into...

Cross Country Move Guide

Random Observation/Comment #669: New adventures are meant to be scary and exciting. We’ve got plenty of time to change. This isn’t my first time moving. I know this because I already have a full blogpost of lessons learned around packing. What’s new to me is a cross country move in the middle of a pandemic. There were a lot of...

30 Reasons Why I Love Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #668: Lists of 30 viewed in Mindmaps might just take off. Why this List? If you know me, you know I love writing lists (and specifically lists of 30) on fairly random topics. I’ve written a principles guide on how I write these lists, but never thought about why I love them so much. Why does one love...

30 Diversity and Inclusion Company Actions

Random Observation/Comment #667: I understand that I will never understand. I stand with you. Why this list? ConsenSys has recommended all employees participate in a firm-wide holiday for Juneteenth to reflect, educate, and take action to combat racism and racial injustice. I’ve spent the day reading, listening, writing, and drawing. I learned today that you can unknowingly support racist policies,...

Quarantine Birthday Video

Random Observation/Comment #666: Just because we’re physically distancing, doesn’t mean we have to socially distance. Just because you’re quarantined, doesn’t mean you can’t have a really fun birthday. I’d write a list of 30, but I don’t have that many ideas. Feel free to follow this guide. How did you Celebrate? 1. Took care of Evie for the morning to...

30 Ways to Support Black Lives Matter

Random Observation/Comment #665: The work happens when topics aren’t trending. Why this List? The systemic divide in racism and poverty has been surfaced more clearly through the lens of this pandemic. One’s preexisting economic condition has correlation to susceptibility of contracting and dying from COVID-19. Being poor is expensive. This movement does stand for so much more, but the problem...

30 Day Origami Challenge Reflections

Random Observation/Comment #664: I’ve found peace – one fold at a time. What did you Fold? I started off following this curated list (see 30 Day Origami Challenge post), but then I found there was always one or two steps in the book diagrams that messed me up. I wound up looking up videos (most from Jo Nakashima’s channel) and...

30 Toddler Toys

Random Observation/Comment #663: It’s been long enough that “now” is the new normal and “then” was the “good ole days.” Why this List? We’re trying not to just plop our 2-year-old in front of a TV (see 30 Non-TV Toddler Activities). We also tried to keep a manageable-size toy chest by leveraging everyday stuff as toys (see 30 Random Toys...

30 Day Origami Challenge

Random Observation/Comment #662: I miss building things with my hands. Why this Challenge? I’m on my phone way too much. It’s impacting personal health and sleep, so I need something else more calming. I still do sudoku, crosswords, and jigsaw puzzles, but those still require problem solving. Every origami artwork happens one fold at a time. How to do this...

EUvsVirus Hackathon Lessons Learned

Random Observation/Comment #661: Remote friendly quarantine hackathons are so hot right now. Remote Pan-European Hackathon #EUvsVirus I didn’t think a remote hackathon would be as fun or nearly as productive, but it was actually pretty great. You miss some of the event in-person awkward friend-making moments and whiteboards, but you can make the most out of some productivity tools and...

30 Names for this Era

Random Observation/Comment #660: We’re fighting a war in sweatpants. Why this List? We’re living through some crazy times. What are we going to call this era in the history books? Is this a war? Era? Period? Reign? Age? Revolution? There will be different references for each country, socio, political, tech, crisis, and other time periods. Some of these names might...

30 Day Coronavirus Cooking Challenge Reflections

Random Observation/Comment #659: Cooking is a great coping mechanism. “Coronavirus-15” + stress eating –> Better workout routine What Did You Cook? The Challenge was to cook different meals at home with some limited groceries while in quarantine to feed the family and destress. More details on the original post. To see what I cooked, follow me on instagram: @seelemonsonline How Did...

30 Non-TV Toddler Activities

Random Observation/Comment #658: I grew up watching TV to distract me while my parents had better things to do. Look at me; I turned out just fine. Why this List? We’re blessed that the major role we play in this pandemic is to (1) not get sick and (2) not spread sickness. At home, we’re mainly just parenting and trying...

30 Marketing Activities

Random Observation/Comment #657: Sometimes marketing is as important as the software. Why this List? I’ve been studying product marketing recently to better understand the lingo from my colleagues. There’s a different set of measurable outcomes from a marketing, sales, consultancy/advisory, and software view of a client journey. It’s always nice when you have a full team and huge budget that...