lists of 30

30 Go-To-Market Steps for DAOs

Random Observation/Comment #749: If DAOs are LLCs then they’ll need to pay taxes. States should jump onboard legalizing these structures to get into the crypto asset class legit. Why this List? The old way of launching projects and fundraising are changing quickly and getting much leaner. I’ve seen talented creatives and influencers with large social reach looking to leverage their...

30 Non-money Investment Activities

Random Observation/Comment #748: Investments in time and relationships are more valuable than money. Why this List? Everyone’s looking for some type of financial freedom where the money they’ve saved can be investments that give them passive streams of income. For my personal philosophy, I invest in what I know (which often rules out real estate), and I prioritize time optimization...

30 Quarantine Toddler Activities

Random Observation/Comment #746: It doesn’t feel like the year has started for me yet. Quality time is tiring, but pretty awesome. Why this List? Covid sucks. Luckily, omicron has lower hospitalization even though it’s spreading like crazy through kids right now. Expecting more quarantine weeks for different parents. Since we’re stuck at home, here’s how we inject some random activities...

30 Random 2021 Insights

Random Observation/Comment #743: Even if the years pass quickly, I’ll have a blog of random thoughts. Why this List? When going through my end of year clean up, I archive old Keep notes that come from random inspirations. Here’s some of my favorite out of context random notes from 2021. What we do is much more than what we have...

30 Things Listeners can do to Help your Podcast

Random Observation/Comment #741: We can all make someone smile (or help their goals). Why this List? While I’m completing my 30 day challenge contacting my favorite podcasts, I’ve decided to do something for the lovely people that responded. Even just a “like” on a DM or response to an email is super kind and rewarding. I think everyone would want...

30 We Got This with Mark and Hal Favorite Episodes

Random Observation/Comment #740: Fake internet court is the best form of podcasts right now. Please solve my meaningless disputes. Why this List? Off of the Judge John Hodgman binge I went through a few months ago, I heard the episode about pretzel shapes and got introduced to the “research” of Mark and Hal. Super knowledgeable and happy homage discussions across...

[30 Day Challenge] Contact 30 Podcast Idols

Random Observation/Comment #739: People are pretty amazing. Why this Challenge? Above and beyond my lovely friends and family, I’ve been kept company by the voices and stories from podcasts through monotonous and stressful times. To show my gratitude, I will reach out to all of my regulars (and even record a question!). Here are my top 30 podcasts and the...

30 Market Bootstrapping mechanisms

Random Observation/Comment #737: Tokenization does not equal liquidity! Why this List? Whenever you have new markets, you have whales and market players that take advantage of market inefficiencies. The healthy growth of a network needs an evolution/stabilization of the valuation and analysis of the market. To bootstrap your network (and maybe your native token governing the dapps on this market)...

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 DAO Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #731: I can’t wait for the day I tell people I work for or manage a DAO. Imagine the eye roll. Why this list? Just as NFTs had its seasons (30 NFT patterns and projects), I figured I’d get ahead of the oldie, but goodie – DAOs. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) from the OG slock.it DAO showing the...

30 Questions for my Parents

Random Observation/Comment #728: Even if you don’t ask questions for advice, ask because you’re curious. I was surprised at how happy my parents were when I showed interest in their past, present, and future plans. Why this List? Sometimes I struggle with getting into the “real talk” with my parents. They are my ultimate idols and I don’t want to...

30 Things My Parents Want Me to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #725: In retrospect, I’ve never gotten bad advice from my parents. Thank you! Why this List? I hadn’t seen my parents in a year due to the pandemic, so I’m ecstatic to show them Colorado. Along with their love and cooking, I’ve also received a lot of sage advice. I might be writing this because I know my...

30 Ways to Make Friends

Random Observation/Comment #723: “I have friends, I definitely have friends” ~Crazy Ex Girlfriend song stuck in my head Why this List? It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Most of the people closest to me are close because we’ve known each other for a long time, traveled together, had countless meals together, and used to hang out all the...

30 More Lists of 30s

Random Observation/Comment #707: It’s important to celebrate success. Through the peak of work, the downtime is much deserved. Why this List? Now that I’ve finished recording 30 episodes of Life in Lists of 30 (yay!), I’ve thought about what other lists I can recommend. Some useful links from this series: My Favorite 30 Lists of 30 Guide to Starting a...

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 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 Principles for Writing Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #630: I’m okay being called “that guy that writes lists of 30” all the time. Why this list? I’m obsessed with writing lists of 30. It all started from my Epic 30 Day Challenge in 2012 and the subsequent 30 Lists of 30 Challenge. From there I wrote a memoir of my 20s in My Life in Lists...

Our Life in Lists of 30 Logistics

Random Observation/Comment #604: Sometimes I write completed things in checklists so I can check them off. If you haven’t heard, I’m writing a sequel to “My Life in Lists of 30” called “Our Life in Lists of 30“. Not only have I turned 30, changed careers, gotten married, and became a father, but I’ve also written a lot more lists....

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Blogposts

Random Observation/Comment #470: I don’t think I have  goal for the number of blog posts I want to write in my life. I’m just always happily surprised that the number keeps increasing. Why This List? My blog is a mess and I know it – I just have too much content.  in the thick of it, however, I probably can...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Quotes

Random Observation/Comment #469: It would be nice to be remembered by a quote if it’s deep and inspiring, but what if I just said “I really love mashed potatoes” all the time? Why This List? Sometimes an inspiring quote is all you need to pick you up and make you work harder towards your goal. Those seemingly normal words put...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Personal Lifehacks

Random Observation/Comment #468: #lifehacking is not just a way to be productive, but a way to be creative with implementing what we already have. Why This List? I have tricks up my sleeves that I use almost every day to save time or save energy. Maybe you can use some of them to help you through your life. Wish your...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Pieces of Early Career Advice

Random Observation/Comment #467: Blogposts taught me more about lifehacking, confidence, and interviewing more than any professor. Why This List? Those graduating from college often bump into a wall that I like to call “Now What?”  You did what they were told, but now that you’re in the real world, you get to tell yourself what to do and choose whether or not you can have breakfast...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Questions for Future Clemens

Random Observation/Comment #466: I hope the future me will thank present me for doing this challenge. Why This List? I live close to a quarter of my life in the future: planning, dreaming, extrapolating, designing, guessing, strategizing, etc. (I spend the other quarter in the past and the half in the present, but I’ll tackle that later).  It only makes sense...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Foods

Random Observation/Comment #465: Chinese parents deemed “good children” by how much food they ate. I was exceptional when it came to eating. Why This List? This was almost as expected of a list as traveling for me. Since I already did 30 different foods I cooked in my 30 day cooking challenge, I figured that this would be a mix of...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Routines

Random Observation/Comment #464: We’re creatures of ritual and routine. Why This List? I think there’s a healthy level of discipline and comfort for something to become a routine activity. By a routine, I mean something that you can easily group together as an understood set of tasks to complete on a semi-regular basis. For example, if I told you I was...