While early and unproven, decentralized startups may pose a serious threat to centralized startups. In a mature market, the former will be attractive to talented people, enabling contributors to choose which projects they want to work on without being tied to vesting schedules or exclusivity commitments and receive direct compensation (and potentially financial freedom) working on projects they truly care about.
Most people can’t see the future. It’s a total and complete blind spot to them, like staring into a snow crashed TV. As a futurist when I talk to people at parties they know I’m interesting and smart but they can’t hear a word of it. It’s like I’m the teacher in Charlie Brown.
The past couple weeks have been a whirlwind. We hired Brian Oberkirch as VP of Product, threw the SXSW Downtown NOLA party with the DDD, moved offices, and made some strategic shifts. I thought this might be a good time to reflect back on how all this madness even started, how we’ve iterated since then, and where we’re headed next.