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5 Mental Models for Thinking About Web 3 | Interview w Chris Dixon

5 Mental Models for Thinking About Web 3  Interview w Chris Dixon
“The internet has fallen out of balance with 4 major platforms dominating access”
 
  • Websites as tokens. 
  • Networks are economies. 
  • Value versus Information. 
  • The power is moving from the platforms to the users. 
  • Tokens are the new digital primitive.

Chris Dixon is a general partner at a16z, and gives Bankless listeners a masterclass in understanding the Web3 Metaverse in this episode. There are five essential mental models to understanding why Web3 matters and they overlap often throughout the course of the conversation.

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Author: Bankless.  Listen: 1hr  48min 

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Rivian: The Most Remarkable Adventure

Rivian: The Most Remarkable Adventure

Rivian’s mission is to keep the world adventurous forever, which it’s doing by creating downright sexy electric pickup trucks and SUVs capable of handling rugged terrain and jumping from 0-60 in 3 seconds. Rivian’s IPO will be one of the biggest and most hotly-anticipated of the year. Let’s dig in… 

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Author: Not Boring by Packy McCormick.  Read: 16 min 


How A Corporate Lawyer And A Finance Guy Ditched The Rat Race To Build A $750 Million Barbershop App

How A Corporate Lawyer And A Finance Guy Ditched The Rat Race To Build A $750 Million Barbershop App

Squire, a barbershop booking app, is proving barbershops are big business. Named as an homage to “Game of Thrones,” Squire began with the mission of serving barbers the same way the TV show’s squires served their knights. So far, it’s working: The company raised $60m in July at a $750m valuation and is on track to 3x revenue from $4m in 2020 to $12m+ this year.

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Author:  Amy Feldman, Forbes.   Read: 10 min.

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Sunday Bonus: Lunch Atop a Skyscraper – The Story Behind the 1932 Photo 

It’s one of the most iconic photographs of all time, 11 construction workers having lunch on a steel beam 840 feet above New York City, but the men in the photo and the photographer who captured them remain a mystery. This 5-minute documentary tells the backstory of one of the craziest photographs of all time. 

Author: Time

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