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I have touched on this before but after reading a Lefsetz post over the weekend, decided to expand a little and log the thinking for posterity.

🔗 Lefsetz Letter - Company At The Sphere - that’s …

I have to say, being English and all that - well, I don’t usually do this kind of thing - but he gave me permission to use his name, so …


Honored? Without a doubt.

Speechless? Definitely. Apparently not.


I wrote a post yesterday morning. It’s not my usual style, so I filed it in drafts while I cooled down.

I woke up this morning and saw the headline “Israel Blames Misidentification for Strike That Killed Gaza Aid Workers” … and so fuck it … it’s in the comments below. (If you are reading this and not on my site - click on the link.)

Life can move slowly.
But then it doesn’t.
Case in point …. or is it?

🔗 Me on LinkedIN 12th December 2023

Resignation 14 December 2023

🔗 Business Desk Reporting 19th December 2023

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The Identity Entity

'The Identity Entity' By 'Leonardo'
BTW - If you want to cut to the chase - Identity 2.5 is a great Substack to get your teeth into.

Identity continues to be …

Ever wondered why we used call it ‘Global Warming’ - and now we call it ‘Climate Change’?

Said it before - say it again - Language is important. More than important - it shapes how society thinks. …

Wherever you go in the world, New Zealand, Scotland, Austin Texas, Raleigh North Carolina, Hyderabad, Shenzhen …. pretty much anywhere, you will find there are tech centers. Tech centers that often adopt ’Silicon’ or ‘Valley’ or variations on such in their names, but there are many more. The local government will often declare they are investing and building a tech center of excellence to ‘rival’ Silicon Valley. Except they aren’t. Let me explain.

The 🔗 Beckn protocol “allows you to create open and decentralized digital ecosystems”. So far, the word ‘blockchain’ is mentioned nowhere (that I have found). I also haven’t found how it handles ‘identity’ before it facilitates a transaction, though it says it does ‘identify each other’ but I’m not sure that is the same thing?

Can anyone share their experiences. It looks really interesting from a ‘People First’ perspective.

Extracts from their world …

identify each other and perform transactions with each other without the need for a central intermediary

Beckn Protocol is an open commerce protocol with an abstract core, which is enabling market players to reimagine building seamless digital experiences and networks. This is very similar to how HTTP, while being a simple and open protocol has fueled seamless interaction between multiple systems and led to an explosive growth in internet adoption.

The beckn community is an open community. So, no registrations. No memberships. No partnerships. Just a minimal footprint of an open and equally accessible Beckn Protocol that anyone can use. Multiple businesses and organizations have started using beckn protocol to fuel their digital acceleration. The credo of being an open protocol creates a level-playing field for any market player, small or large.

A slightly edited version of a post originally published on February 14th 2016 @ Beyond Bridges, now archived here

A friend and reader of this blog just sent me this link, which is a third party …

Josh Bershin writes that we are becoming a power skills economy.

In other words, automation did not eliminate work at all – it created new jobs, better jobs, and an acceleration of our workforce into …