“Hey, keep it fair, will ya?”

The titans of today’s Internet got that way by getting early adopters to do what they wanted. To understand how Web3 startups are winning the race to create tomorrow’s Internet, you need to understand that while their strategy is the same, their tactics include a powerful new tool even the…

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Five percent of people — the vocal 5% who dominate Twitter and other social media — are obsessed with “Web3.” Another 5% are sick of hearing about it, leaving around 90% of people with no idea what those nerds are talking about.

If you’re in that 90%, and just want…

I like them in the Summer. but I need them in the Fall. Photo by author.

The Margarita is the New Year’s Eve of cocktails: a seeming gift of nature that raises expectations but so often disappoints. While I’ve given up on New Year’s I’ve long pursued the Margarita of My Dreams, and after decades of trial and error have finally found it. …

Hamish Linklater as a mysterious priest in the Netflix series ‘Midnight Mass’ (Eike Schroter/Netflix)

Netflix’ “Midnight Mass” is a scary, sensitive Russian doll of a show; a story that presents a new face as each of its 7 hour+ episodes unfold.

It grabs you with a real and terrifying opening, shifts into an atmospheric morality tale about religious fundamentalism, pivots suddenly into a full-blown…

The factory in Poland where all bag salad comes from. Pretty sure. Photo by Sacre Bleu on Unsplash

Thin, healthy people seem to eat a lot of salad. I want to be thinner and healthier, so I need to eat more salad. On my next trip to the grocery store I swing through the produce section, feeling superior to those assholes in the Oreo aisle. …

There are 5 phases to a great career. They’re not defined by skills, titles, or achievements, but by how the world sees you, and how it responds when it does.

Phase 1: “Who’s Mike Troiano?”

At first you’re nobody, because nobody knows who you are.

If you’re here, you need to get noticed.

At the…

Mike Troiano

Venture storyteller, wartime consiglieri, lyrical gangsta. Partner, G20 Ventures, thoughts here are my own. http://about.me/miketrap

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