One of the highlights at the recent CB Insights Future of Fintech conference, was a fireside chat between Nathaniel Popper, a business journalist for the New York Times & author of Digital Gold, and Fred Wilson, the prominent venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures (USV). During the conversation, Wilson stated, “startups that go […]Read more "CVC-Startups partnerships: A “deal with the devil”?"
This post is an introduction to a recently published (October 2015) report, titled: The International-Law Dimension of Autonomous Weapons Systems, by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the international policy analysis group. Since the publication of my post, “How spending 5 years in the French Foreign Legion helped me find direction“, I have been contacted by a number of people […]Read more "Autonomous Weapons and International Law"
An update from my article on LinkedIn with the same title: Published on July 7, 2015 The situation of youth inequality in Europe is in a paradoxical state. While most of the youth in Europe are informed and educated, a large population remains jobless. In this post we will review some recent research conducted by myself and my […]Read more "Fighting Technological Unemployment with Technology"
Understanding the Divide Europe has been in the throes of a digital divide since the turn of the century. Current policies related to entrepreneurship and organizational structures were written at a time when large companies were regarded as permanent fixtures in the economy, and where workers tended to stay with one employer for many years. This […]Read more "The Fish Rots from the Head: Europe’s Digital Divide."
This lecture was part of an introductory workshop on the subject of cryptocurrenies, held at the Grenoble Ecole de Management on the 19th of February 2015. The topic of cryptocurrenies has been frequently debated, but in recent times, increasing venture capital investment indicates that the adoption of cryptocurrenies is gaining momentum. As this subject is […]Read more "Bitcoin and the Blockchain: Financial Quagmire or Evolutionary Stampede."
The 17th of July 2014, ought to be a date remembered with infamy by Bolivia. On this day, the Bolivian congress reduced the legal working age to 10 years, effectively becoming the first country to legalize child labor. In an age when most countries are trying to diminish and eradicate child labor, this legislation stands out […]Read more "The Curious Case of Bolivia’s Niño’s"