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Alex Danco
Fresh thinking and provocative takes on the innovation economy, in your inbox every Sunday. Now in its third season.
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  • Tokengated Commerce
    02 May 2022
    Hey everyone! Hi! I’m here! I hope you’ve all had a great start to the year, and please excuse my absence for a good long while. I’m back quickly to say hello, and share what I’ve been working on with...
  • Games
    07 Nov 2021
    Hello everyone! To kick things off: I’m hosting another Interintellect salon on Friday, all about Games and Play. If you’ve never been to one of these salons, they’re a lot of fun. Join Salon What exa...
  • When Did Things Happen?
    17 Oct 2021
    To the extent that we were taught any history at all, I suspect that many of us learned our world history in a fairly linear fashion: "First the Greeks, then the Romans, then the Dark Ages, then the R...
  • Twist Biosciences: The DNA API
    26 Sep 2021
    Hello everyone! Two notes: First, I’m hiring for a couple of very special roles, to work closely with me on crypto products at Shopify. See the end of this newsletter to learn more. Second: Today’s ne...
  • Ten More Books
    29 Aug 2021
    Reminder: I’m hosting an Interintellect Salon this coming Wednesday! It’s all about Information: we’ll talk about some Claude Shannon, some Marshall McLuhan, and the ideas of Information as Capital an...
  • Dancoland, Part 5: The Two Meanings of Why
    22 Aug 2021
    Welcome back to Part 5 of Dancoland. If you’ve missed any of parts 1-4, you can catch up here. Dancoland, Part 1: The Dream Dancoland, Part 2: Just-So Stories Dancoland, Part 3: Thinking in Layers Dan...
  • Dancoland, Part 4: Everything Loops
    15 Aug 2021
    Welcome back to Part 4 of Dancoland. If you’ve missed any previous chapters, you’ll need to read those first. Dancoland, Part 1: The Dream Dancoland, Part 2: Just-So Stories Dancoland, Part 3: Thinkin...
  • Dancoland, Part 3: Thinking in Layers
    01 Aug 2021
    Welcome back to Dancoland. If you aren’t caught up, head here to start at the beginning. Last week, we’d learned how different systems can find their own steady states, and how order emerges when syst...
  • Dancoland, Part 2: Just-So Stories
    25 Jul 2021
    Welcome back to Dancoland. If you missed part one last week, read that first. Teacher: Ok, let’s examine some of those things you told me about your village. I’d love to see what assumptions are behin...
  • Dancoland, Part One
    18 Jul 2021
    Are you ready? Ok, let’s begin. One night, a young man who we’ll call Student went to sleep and fell into a strange dream. Student: Huh, where am I? I don’t recognize this place. In front of him was a...
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