profile

juliette_chevalier

Meryl Streep founders and austronauts

Published about 2 years ago • 2 min read

Hi nerds -

I salute you from Panama City, after a week spent in the surf town of Venao enjoying the hippie flow.

As this year starts, I’ve promised myself to take life a bit slower.

Yes, there is so much to learn and too little time. But the only race to care about is the race against the ideal version of myself - and for that, I have all the time in the world.

Happiness austronaut

3 brain farts

📱 Meryl Streep founders: Meryl Streep is undoubtedly an amazing actress. Yet, she sometimes messes up a lil during her acting: she lets the boobs sag, the mouth stutter, fixes her bra at random times..

Great acting means transmitting truth so vulnerably that we relate. We don’t expect it perfect, we'd rather it be human.

As entrepreneurs, we’re always pulled between our scrappy selves and our perfectionist brain.

  • The scrappy founder values being first over being the best and is okay with releasing a minimum viable version.
  • The perfectionist values deploying the highest standard, usually at the expense of speed.

At the end, the sweet spot is of course in the middle - the Meryl Streep way.

Meryl Streep

🌏 DeCos: A country is comprised of an identity, a terrain, a currency, and a governance structure.

Add Web3 to the mix and the result is:

  • A verifiable identity registered on the blockchain
  • Land in the metaverse in places like Decentraland or Sandbox
  • Crypto currencies are bringing to life micro-economies
  • DAOs and their voting smart contracts enable the governance structures

Welcome to the future of nations: decentralized countries.

World at a glance

🛠 Future of work: One thing we know for certain about the FoW is that, within the next 10 years, most of the global workforce will be comprised of jobs that don’t exist today.

Nick deWilde makes some interesting assumptions:

  • Creators: As the internet enables everyone to create, we’ll see a boom of “solopreneurs” who forge their paths crafting their personal monopolies with digital savviness.
  • DAO talent: With more than 4.3M workers leaving their jobs, DAOs provide an alternative that is fun in essence, visionary in nature, and cutting edge in social innovation - perfectly positioned to win over talent’s brains, hearts, and pockets.
  • Extracurriculars: People contributing to many projects at once are making passion-driven extracurriculars an ever more relevant part of our day-to-day. Financial freedom, self-actualization, and multi-faceted learning are targets employers will start to admire and fiercely support.
  • Community: Belonging to communities is becoming core to opportunities. Those who are digital extroverts will reap the benefits of this collaboration.
  • Learning: In such a fast paced world, both employers and employees benefit from high-speed, adaptive education. In order to attract + retain talent, organizations will have to integrate work and learning opportunities for contributors.

2 intellectual goodies

"Future of work consists of learning a living."

~ Marshal McLuhan

Louie Bacaj newsletter's meme

"The modern version of a vernacular language is, of course, the meme.

It is the dialect of the internet everyman, and it is natively suited for that dominion. Not only are memes context-rich, visual, and remixable, they’re often post-linguistic — you do not need to speak a particular language to enjoy them."

~ DeCos, The Generalist

1 funky audio

Forefront is the port of entry to crypto social clubs, DAOs and the digital cities of the future.

They interviewed me to discuss what it means to build educational resources in Web3 with a mission to close the crypto gender gap. This fun podcast is the result. ✨

Forefront <> Surge podcast

& featured snack

Pain: You work remotely and want to live in cool places around the world.

Solution: Teleport asks for variables and defines what the best place for you would be based on your preferences and budget.

Teleport


Thanks for reading.

As always, feel free to connect by hitting reply and sharing a juicy thought 💡.

We all help the curious community grow.

Best,

Jules 🤸🏻‍♂️

juliette_chevalier

Learning to code is 21st century super-power. I work as a Software Engineer and teacher around the world. My purpose is to empower others by showing them what we can do with our brain, a computer and wifi.

Read more from juliette_chevalier

Hi nerds - I salute you from Berlin, a city that strangely feels like a home away from home. This week, I spoke at DappCon, a conference for developers building crypto infrastructure. In a classic Berlin style, they had deep house playing in the yard, vegan food, green juices, and a wellness conference running on parallel at the top floor. Needless to say, one of my favorite crypto conferences so far. 3_brain_farts Impact-effort matrix: The impact-effort matrix is a prioritization mental...

over 1 year ago • 2 min read

Hi nerds - I salute you from ETHCC in Paris, where I just presented a keynote about the smart contracts behind DAOs. We’ve been working hard at Aragon to launch our new product - a permission management system - and today was the first time we were sharing it so widely! Exciting time to be building in the open 🚀. 3_brain_farts How to find the one: Image you’re an employer looking to hire a Secretary and you need to hire him/her right after the interview. How do you know when to stop...

over 1 year ago • 1 min read

Hi nerds - I salute you from the Panama City airport, about to hop on a flight to Athens, Greece. Something interesting about bear markets is that they have been breeding ground for some of the most renown names in technology today: Square, Stripe, and Uber in 2009, Airbnb and Groupon in 2008, Facebook in 2004, Adobe in ‘82 and Microsoft in ‘75. But to build successful solutions teams need to run research - so that’s what we’re doing at Surge! If you have 1-2 minutes, please fill out this...

over 1 year ago • 1 min read
Share this post