2018 beckons

I have spent the last few weeks in Thailand, upcountry near Cambodia in the sticks, and it is always enlightening for me. I read a bunch, hit the gym, and walk an hour each day. I also finished a bottle of wild turkey without drinking buddies.

Alas – I am back in Singapore, minus a few kilos and back at work. I love getting back to work!

Actually worked some while I was away since I have my 4G wifi router and for like 30 bucks I have all you can eat data for a few weeks. It never ceases to amaze me that I can basically keep operating like I was back at home. No – I don’t want to be a digital nomad, my productivity is way too low but I love that my gig allows me to move around.

The world is a strange place right now. I am glad to be in Asia. Especially glad to be in Singapore. I think tech will continue to explode but I also hope Singapore can learn to lead the way for how to deal with automation and the effect it will have on common employment. Governments are going to have to take an active role when it comes to society and AI – it can’t just be left to the people and big companies.

This is why I am big on blockchain but dubious about crypto. All I see is rich folks or the elite getting richer over it and a bifurcation of who have it versus who doesn’t. More of what is messed up in our world. I hope it will all rationalize and make sense while benefiting the globe versus a few. Let’s see. I carry the view that this is a strike against governments and central banks which in some sense if you think governments are corrupt then you may favor this but I think the world needs governing since most people are selfish and only care if they get rich. Crypto seems to only make that worse.

I am looking forward to the next year on many levels. It is possible this is tied to my personal and recently found satisfaction with work and my work tribe. I’ll write about this more when I am old but it may take you years to find something you love with people you enjoy being around. 

Took me till my 40’s to find the dream job. Thank you #jungleventures.

No predictions here – just anticipation for the year ahead.

Have fun!

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