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Man and Superman: How Long Does Democracy Survive?

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 12th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous articles in this series: Two Distinct SpeciesWhat CAN Be Controlled?, and Rationalizing Populations. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.

The basic principle of Democracy is rooted in Humanism. Every life is equally precious and worth preserving.

It seems though that with the Man and Superman bifurcation, this sense of equality is no longer sacrosanct.

If these two segments of the population need to work within the same social structure, with the assumption that each person has one vote, then Man can pretty much steamroll Superman’s interests.
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Do NOT Dilute Your Equity Too Soon

Posted on Monday, Apr 10th 2017

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We see lots of first-time entrepreneurs getting screwed by investors.

50% equity for $100,000 investment is a LOUSY deal.

Watch this inspiring 2 minute 06 second video of how Venky Balasubramanian kept his equity pie more or less intact:

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Man and Superman: Rationalizing Populations

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 5th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous articles in this series: Man and Superman: Two Distinct Species, Man and Superman: What CAN Be Controlled? Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.

World population has been ballooning for years. As of August 2016, it was 7.4 billion, projected to increase to 8 billion in 2024, and 11.2 billion in 2100.

If the Man and Superman bifurcation happens, and a very small population of very rich, highly enhanced human beings segregate from the mainstream, the world will be in a deep funk.

Providing welfare services – universal basic income, food, healthcare – for 10 billion people will be an impossible task.
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Do Women Entrepreneurs Build Unicorns?

Posted on Monday, Apr 3rd 2017

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There is a myth in the startup eco-system that women entrepreneurs do not build billion dollar companies.

This is a MYTH.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 33 second video of how Therese Tucker did build one:


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Man and Superman: What CAN Be Controlled?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 29th 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. The previous article in this series: Man and Superman: Two Distinct Species. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going

It has been 500 years since the Scientific Revolution.

It has been a mere 200 years since the Industrial Revolution.

The pace of change humanity has experienced in the last 500 years, especially in the last 200 years, is immense. Science, coupled with the force of Capitalism, has created an intoxicating pace of change.

We call this change Progress.

Now, humanity faces the critical question: Will relentless Progress eventually lead to the extinction of humankind?
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Can Solopreneurs Succeed?

Posted on Monday, Mar 27th 2017

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There is a myth in the startup eco-system that solopreneurs do not succeed.

This is a MYTH.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 6 second video of how Sean Broihier navigated his journey:

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Man and Superman: Two Distinct Species

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2017

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In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going. 

In the first segment of this series, I said that human history is about to bifurcate into two distinct classes: the wealthy, powerful, highly educated class that will come to dominate the future; and the useless zombie class that will be the planet’s majority.

Let’s explore this in some detail.
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What Do You Do When You’re Stuck With Your Startup? When Do You Give Up?

Posted on Monday, Mar 20th 2017

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Startups are very complicated. Getting to product-market fit is by no means a predictable process. How and when to pivot involves a complicated set of decisions.

First-time entrepreneurs usually are not master strategists.

But persistence is a requirement.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 23 second video of how Adam Singolda persisted.

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Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates

Posted on Wednesday, Mar 15th 2017

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I recently wrote a series titled The Future and also gave a talk on The Future of Capitalism.

In those, I said that I am optimistic about the next couple of decades. I believe, strongly, that entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial capitalism can be democratized, and wealth can be created in the middle of the pyramid using capitalistic principles. In the next 2-3 decades, the potential for distributed capitalism is very high and the outcome should be extremely positive around the world. That is the mission upon which my current work with One Million by One Million is based.

However, there is tremendous inequality due to technology and automation on the horizon. In the 30-50 year timeframe and beyond, technology and automation will create tremendous disruption. 60-80% of ALL jobs will, likely, get automated. Now, that is a scary situation.
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How to Increase Your Odds of Getting into TechStars

Posted on Monday, Mar 13th 2017

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TechStars rejects 98% of all applications.

Is there a strategy for raising your odds of getting into TechStars?

The short answer is yes.

Watch this 1 minute 22 second video on how Nevin Shetty, CEO of Blueprint Registry, bootstrapped to validation, traction in fact, before applying.

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