The Refractor

Risk in 3D:💻|📈|🌐 - More things can happen than will happen in technology, finance and international affairs.
Created 08 Oct 2019
  • Innovation Reputation
    26 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    ... behold, what innovation it makes here: I am unfortunate in the infirmity, and dare not task my weakness with any more. - Cassio (Othello,2.3,1171-1173) Risk Developments this letter: Security M&A ...
  • Also Ran
    08 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    In a mad world, only the mad are sane - Lord Hidetora Ichimonji Risk Developments this letter: InfraRansom Big Tech & Security is Securities Fraud InfraEnergy Insurance Blast Radius InfraGov Still fro...
  • More Rest
    01 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Noon - Rest from Work (after Millet) by Vincent van Gogh (1890) Taking one more week to recharge, but I will be back soon! Been stockpiling reads by Plato, Liu Cixin and Robert Caro, for future letter...
  • Rest
    17 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Noonday Rest by Jean-François Millet (1866) Thank you for sticking with me for nearly a year. I’m taking some much needed time off this week and the next. Plenty of risk news to catch up on when I get...
  • Risk Range
    10 Jun 2021 • 5 min read
    ... Progress on a broad front results from the free play of free intellects, working on subjects of their own choice... - Vannevar Bush Risk Developments this letter: Crypto Political Risk AttentionWa...
  • Super Risk
    03 Jun 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    They say courage is invisible, but I never knew a top player who didn’t have it written all over his face — clear as day. - Doyle Brunson Risk Developments this letter: Bank Shot Crypto Regs Crypto Cl...
  • Systems Thinking
    27 May 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    It was too difficult for Tetsuo... of course, too difficult for us. And for Akira. - Takashi Risk Developments this letter: Cyber Insurance Crypto Regulation Big Bank Crypto Political Risk Suzuki, Ryō...
  • Autonomous Cults
    20 May 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    The Communist process of ridding people of their old belief system was called colloquially ‘hse nao,’ which literally means ‘wash brain’ - Margaret Singer Risk Developments this letter: Cyber Industri...
  • Portfolios and Modernity
    13 May 2021 • 7 min read
    Risk Developments this letter: Sure, Insurance Colonial Cryptocurrency Gov and the Last JEDI Lionel Royer. Vercingetorix before Caesar. 1899. Jumping In This week I’m going to change it up a bit and j...
  • Rational Risk, Part III
    06 May 2021 • 12 min read
    He had dreamed that the whole world was doomed to fall victim to some terrible, as yet unknown and unseen pestilence spreading to Europe from the depths of Asia. - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishm...
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