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How Blockchains are Disrupting Everything — Blockchains, which power things like Bitcoin, create what has been labeled the first Trust Protocol for the internet. Notes this Fortune article:
It's precisely this kind of new internet protocol that could disrupt a disrupter like Uber. Fortune has a short video interview with the authors of the article – go right to 2:08 in the video to hear how Don Tapscott sees blockchains putting Uber out of business. This is a very important article – worth 4 minutes this weekend – then discussing at one of your upcoming weekly strategy "council" meetings.
The Internet of Everything needs a Ledger of Everything — what double entry bookkeeping did to propel capitalism, blockchains will do for the internet of everything. Notes Tapscott "Business, commerce, and the economy need a Digital Reckoning." More specifically:
See, the problem with the standard internet is that I can send you an article, but we both still have it – it multiplies and can get corrupted as a result. With blockchains, there is an "automatic" level of accountability – the kind you need for transactions – that up to this point have required governments and large companies. Again, take 4 minutes to read the article.
Pillow Fights — "a place where everyone knows your name" was a theme of the famous television sitcom Cheers. Henry McGovern, Amrest (on the cover and throughout Scaling Up), initiated a similar theme throughout his restaurants, encouraging each to connect with 100 "regulars" (frequent customers) at a deeper level through games, activities, etc. The actual theme was "Bring Fun to Life." One restaurant took it over the top and purchased 100 feather pillows emblazoned with the company logo and hosted an old fashion pillow fight! I saw the video and it was feathers everywhere – how much fun is that!
Stretched Thin CEO Let's Go (Coconut Purveyor – Gazelles Case) — my latest Huffington Post piece details how Temple Lifestyle co-founder and CEO Chris Magnone (34) found himself wearing too many hats. This both constrained the business and strained his life. Working with the Scaling Up FACe tool (Function Accountability Chart), along with Gazelles Certified Coach Les Rubenovitch, Magnone distributed the accountabilities and saw revenues soar. For details take 2 minutes to read through how Magnone unleashed the power of his team.
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