Ok, before I miss this week let’s make it a quick one. Lots work again this week. Which is a good thing. Not only because it pays the bills. But also because it allows you to look back at your day and see what you’ve achieved. Not always a given as a “knowledge worker.”
Also, more than 500 kilometers on the bike in February (more than in all of 2015).
Igor and I will be in Manchester at the end of the month for FutureEverything and in New York in mid April for Theorizing The Web. If you’re around, let me know.
Article of the week by Brett Scott who looks at the future of banking and payment. In itself a fascinating topic, to which Scott brings a unique perspective. But the best part about this article is Scott’s ability to pack insights into hard-hitting punshlines that go straight to where it hurts.
“Nevertheless, while startup culture is fixated upon using digital technology to narrowly improve short-term efficiency in many different business settings, it is woefully inept at analysing what problems this process may accumulate in the long term.”
“I get it. Deliveroo drivers are at the bottom of the road’s food chain because we piss everyone off. We cut people up and take risks other couriers don’t take—but we have to push on to meet the strict 32-minute deadline to pick up and deliver orders.”
“Air breathing. Water swimming. Food eating. Sex fucking. Design thinking.”