Tapestry

Daniel Bookman
Regular, personal reflections, that I hope are as enjoyable and useful to read as they are to write.
Created 21 May 2020
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  • A seismic shift in perspective
    22 Sep 2021 • 21 min read • 2 0
    I’ve had a manic few weeks here in New York. Tali left WeWork to start her own company, we got married, work has been consuming, and we were preparing to leave the city for a few months to visit famil...
  • On the other side
    18 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 4 4
    Welcome to the many people who recently joined Tapestry, our numbers have swelled! I received a pretty significant response to the previous piece about Australia, so I figured it would be useful to wr...
  • C'mon Australia
    08 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 11 24
    The last week has been as disheartening as any in my relationship with Australia. The reasons for my despondency, and therefore the catalysts for writing this piece, are twofold: first, the re-imposit...
  • "Must read"
    07 Jul 2021 • 11 min read • 4 1
    Lots of you asked me to provide an audio version of Tapestry pieces, so here’s my first attempt. Let me know whether the extra format is useful, cringeworthy, or both! Here we go. This piece considers...
  • Unfashionable
    09 Jun 2021 • 12 min read • 3 0
    I've written a lot of words in the last two weeks. I've drafted a number of pieces, but have felt uneasy when it came time to publish them. The thought of publishing something about interesting but ab...
  • Venturing in the network
    04 Jun 2021 • 10 min read
    I’ve been spending a lot of time learning about, and interacting with, the blockchain community. I’ve been doing so in the context of my job as an investor, as well as somebody curious about what may ...
  • What's going on?
    19 May 2021 • 15 min read • 7 3
    The last week has been taxing. Israel today is no saint, and in its current political form is absolutely worthy of legitimate criticism. But the current situation feels personal. Personal in that the ...
  • For and against
    29 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    It feels like we have a tendency to define ourselves by what we're against, instead of what we're positively for. In this piece, I want to discuss why that is, and to affirmatively state what I stand ...
  • Layers of value
    13 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    Note: This piece assumes some prior knowledge of what an “NFT” is. If you want a quick primer, this is a good starting point. I find the concept of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) fascinating. I am not an ...
  • Who say what now?
    21 Feb 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Words matter. They shape the way we think, and form the backbone of the cultural narratives that shape the communities we live in. The words we use can illuminate the dominant ways of thinking in a so...
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