Ruby developer in London. Ex co-founder of a political party, a startup and a monthly event for entrepreneurs. Telecom engineer (MSc electrical and Computer Science)
How to avoid a climate disaster (Bill Gates’ book)
I recently listened to the new Bill Gates’ book on climate change. Here I’ll introduce some of the ideas that resonated with me: We could call “green premium” to the difference in price between products that emit CO2 and their zero-emission… Read More ›
In the book Speaker for the Dead, there was an underdeveloped but smart alien species called Pequeninos, divided into tribes. Each tribe had been fighting other tribes for as long as they remembered. They measured their success by comparing themselves… Read More ›
Why do I need to focus on a niche market and how to choose it?
When I finished my master’s degree 12 years ago, I founded a company that didn’t work. I made many mistakes. In this post I’m going to talk about one of the main ones: not start with a clear niche. Why… Read More ›
Decision Making in a Crisis
Jocko Willink, retired US Navy Seal and best-selling author, advises the following to handle a crisis: Relax. Take a breath. Detach. Don’t get emotional. There is hope. Look around. Find the biggest problem. Solve it or, at least, make the… Read More ›
Shall we close Agreelist or double our efforts?
We’re running out of money at Agreelist (see our expenses on OpenCollective) and we need to decide what to do. Please if you like/care about Agreelist, I’d love to hear what you think. If you don’t know Agreelist, please have… Read More ›
OKR.Earth: Climate Objectives and Key Results
As I described in a previous post, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) is a goal-setting system which creates alignment within an organisation. In this post, I’ll describe an idea: OKR.Earth, a global repository of OKRs. This repository would allow organisations… Read More ›
2-step votings for liquid and augmented democracy
In order to improve democracy, there are many ideas of how to combine direct and representative democracy (liquid democracy) and even, recently, augmented democracy using AI. However, it’s difficult to experiment with software which must guarantee that the votes are… Read More ›
Will countries, citizens or cities lead the way this century?
Noah Yuval Harari explains that, historically, bigger political entities allowed us to tackle new challenges. For example, regions and rulers couldn’t often avoid frequent devastating floods and droughts until they joined under a single political entity and started to create… Read More ›
Measure What Matters (OKRs)
The book Measure What Matters by John Doerr describes a goal-setting system called Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). Why should we use OKRs? ‘There are so many people working so hard and achieving so little.’ – Andrew Grove Does it… Read More ›
Would you like to be paid to study?
Instead of a universal basic income, Andrew Ng and Kai-Fu Lee support paying people to study. However, besides governments, could private companies pay people to study? Lambda School  in the US already offers online tuition to students who only… Read More ›