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30 Crypto/Blockchain Criticisms

Random Observation/Comment #735: Every technology has its critics. It just so happens the crypto industry is disrupting traditional banking infrastructure and some powers that be would rather keep this a cartel. Why this List? Criticisms are always welcome as new products and features will be incremental in the crypto space. Many thanks to the ConsenSys marketing team (esp James B...

30 Bearish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #734: I’ll become a bear when everyone gets overly bullish. Why this list? I find it funny that I started with 30 bullish trends (because I was feeling optimistic after adopting 2 kittens). The truth is that I see-saw between all these contradictory feelings. I guess that’s what makes the markets. Not to fall for any FUD, but...

30 Bullish Trends (Sept 2021)

Random Observation/Comment #733: We’ve still got a lot of innovation happening that offsets some of my cynical predictions. Why this list? What is there to look forward to in the next few years? I’m nervous about the markets by Feb 2022, but still a bull across the board on interesting patterns and developments in communities. Cryptocurrency – This new form...

30 Digital Mediums

Random Observation/Comment #729: We should all think about how our works can take different forms to reach different audiences. Why this List? We create a lot of digital content to communicate ideas and expressions of ourselves and our products. In a quest to better understand how my lists of 30 content and other material I create can be expressed, I...

30 Parent Visiting Denver Activities

Random Observation/Comment #727: I love showing my parents how I’ve become a functional and independent adult. Now we can move into the next parent-child phase of being awesome friends. Why this List? My parents are here for almost a month and we managed to squeeze in a lot of fun activities. We tried to keep things interesting and I took...

30 NFT Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #708: Capital Formation (DAO) + NFT Auction + NFT Fractionalization + Secondary Market Royalties + Cashflows from Physical/VR/AR viewing Social tokens for investing in the artist’s future artworks. The Future is now! Why this list? NFTs – so hot right now. I couldn’t of guessed it would be the thing that propels more creators into the space, but...

30 Communities and Your Role

Random Observation/Comment #694: Evaluate the subset of communities where you want to spend your time. Why this List? Money is extrinsic in value. It’s necessary for a lot of things, but it’s nothing compared to quality time, friendships, passion, and devotion. If you’ve already figured out your strategic investing, then how you spend your time and who you spend it...

30 Favorite Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #689: So far I’ve written 150+ Lists of 30 over the past 8 years. From 30 day challenge to book to blogging to podcast. Why this list? My podcast is up on listsof30.com fully hosted by Substack (free!) and RSS feed distributed across Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Apple, and Google (indexing). It only took around 2 hours to setup,...

30 Feelings for 2020

Random Observation/Comment #688: Remember to feel something. I think I’m okay. Why this list? This pandemic has led to an undeniable divide in the world. Rich are getting richer. Poor are getting poorer. Big companies getting bigger. Small businesses shutting down. I think the best way to write about my own experience through this pandemic is to share these emotional...

30 Steps Projects Become Products

Random Observation/Comment #686: Evolving from projects to products with users and expectations is a huge graduating step. Why this List? I’ve worked on too many research projects (within a company or in my spare time) that are interesting, but don’t have a clear plan operationally to take it into a sellable product. Whenever I start projects that are meant to...

30 Things to be Thankful for in 2020

Random Observation/Comment #685: Silver linings needed. Why this list? 2020 was a dumpster fire. We’ve all lost so much this year – at the very least, a bit of sanity. In light of Thanksgiving, here’s at least a positive spin on a ridiculously surreal year. Celebrate the little things. Trump will no longer be President (even though he’s doing his...

30 Ethereum Things to be Thankful for

Random Observation/Comment #684: “Let me just basically say how impressed I am by Ethereum, full stop, period.” ~Heath Tarbert, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Why this list? Experimentation with multiple blockchain/DLT platforms has led me to be very thankful for a lot of aspects unique to Ethereum. It withstands the test of time as a live bounty...

30 Ways to Grow a Virtual Community

Random Observation/Comment #683: It’s important now more than ever to stay connected with your work and friends. Why this List? Now that the new normal of a work and social life is all virtual, you may be thinking about growing a community of passionate people to mobilize on a certain mission (or maybe just have a lovely curated set of...

30 Important Contacts

Random Observation/Comment #682: “It’s not about who you know, it’s about who knows you.” Why this list? Knowledge is at our fingertips, but we can’t have hands-on business or technical experience across all topics. Sometimes, you just need to “know a guy” that can get you connected to the right services. Maybe it’s good enough to just “know a guy...

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...

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 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 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 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...

30 Favorite Animes

Random Observation/Comment #655: Anime has taught me that you can switch the mood of the scene by putting on a cute chibi face. Why this list? I know I don’t typically write standard “favorite” lists, but I feel like anime is obscure/amazing enough to have people watch it if you need something to binge. I ordered this pretty much by...

30 Joint WFH Tips

Random Observation/Comment #652: There’s no place like working from home. Why this list? I already wrote a set of 30 Remote Working Tips, which I thought were pretty comprehensive, but I forgot to take into account one major Coronavirus impact – my wife is also working from home. We’re in a NYC apartment. Normal routines disrupted. Tight space. Productivity decline....

30 days being Sober Curious Reflections

Random Observation/Comment #644: “It wasn’t a drinking problem, it was a drinking solution.” <Narrator’s Voice>: Nope, it was a drinking problem. The Challenge Realistically reduce your alcohol consumption. This was attached to dry January, but started on an arbitrary date. Why this Challenge? It’s something I’ve been wanting to do and putting off because of intermittent excuses. How did you...

30 Things SAs Do

Random Observation/Comment #643: I never thought I’d find my ideal role, but I’m clearly a Solutions Architect at heart. Why this list? Sometimes people ask me “what do you do?” and it’s not always that easy to pin point. As a Solutions Architect (SA), I do a blend of sales and solutions engineering. Sometimes I’m out selling and other times...

30 Political Issues

Random Observation/Comment #641: Understanding incentives helps with seeing how and why certain issues are pushed forward. Why this list? I very rarely write about politics because it’s such a touchy subject. Anything I try to avoid at a holiday dinner table is taboo for me to write about. However, I think it makes sense to think about these choices in...