I decided to write this short piece simply to share my experience with the platform as what I see mostly out there are either critics who didn’t even try BitClout and promoters of Bitclout, who only see the positive side. I fall in the middle.

I discovered BitClout in March 2021 but the notion of social token put me off and it wasn’t until later in early April that I checked it out for myself. In the following days, I got hooked! I started to engage daily on the platform, investing in my coin and others and distributing my precious…


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As someone who works in tech, I’m a big believer in what tech has done, doing and will do in the future for our society. We have seen how companies like Amazon and Google have given a tremendous amount of value to consumers all around the world while offering employment to thousands of people. We live in a time of rising prosperity where products and services are becoming cheaper and more accessible to everyone and the internet has brought us an ever-increasing rate of exchanging ideas and innovation.

We are wealthier, healthier, happier, kind, clear, more peaceful, more equal and…


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In 2017, my girlfriend (now wife) and I moved to Tokyo as my employer wanted me to support the setup of our new Japanese office. This came with an increase in my salary that meant we could save more money. I started to think about how I could invest my newfound savings and that’s when I came across cryptocurrencies. In April 2017 after coming home from a holiday, I remember seeing the news how bitcoin had surged past $1000 but more incredible how other coins like Ethereum and Ripple had seen a rise of more than 10,000% in a short…


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As cryptocurrencies saw a sudden rise in late 2020 and early 2021, I decided to cut down my exposure, which left me with the question where should I invest my capital gains? Personally, I feel the stock markets are too high considering the difficulties we are facing and also we haven’t really had much of a deep correction since 2007–8. Besides, I wanted to diversify my investments into areas where I could achieve low-risk high-interest returns over time. When I looked at the government bond market and local savings account, it was rather disappointing as they barely offer any interest…


The Rise of the Product Maker

I remember spending countless hours trying to learn Python, NodeJS and React with the feeling that I didn’t really get much further than Print (“Hello World!”). I also remember being introduced to no-code tools like Bubble that allowed me to build a Minimum Viable Product in a few days!

Interest in no-code is exploding and for good reasons. There are now hundreds of tools that help you build software without coding. Whether you dream of building a marketplace, mobile app, internal tools or automation, there always seem to be tools available to help you out.


“The only thing that matters is getting to product-market fit”…. I don’t know about you, but I have heard that phrase many many times. There is no shortage of articles and books about this topic, heck if you write “startup fit” on Google, the first link that pops up is about how to achieve product-market fit. Don’t get me wrong, product-market fit is important for a startup to achieve, but I also see that startups and entrepreneurs get a tunnel vision from this thinking that limits them to achieve the sustainable traction they seek. …


Interest in no-code is exploding and for good reasons. There are now hundreds of tools that help you build software without coding. Whether you dream of building a marketplace, mobile app, internal tools or automation, there always seem to be tools available to help you out.

Before diving deeper, firstly what is no-code? No-code is a way to build applications like web and mobile apps without writing code. …


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In the previous article, we discussed an approach to do product discovery including sharing the application of some useful methods and tools. Leading over to the next phase and part in our ‘Product Playbook’ series, in this article, we will talk about product delivery. Delivery is the point at which prioritized product specifications are handed over to the development team or engineers to be designed, built and implemented. We will share details on how we do it at Sparrow Ventures, especially focusing on medium to higher complexity projects that require a tech team. …


Antelope Canyon, Arizona — Photo by Ashim D’Silva

Originally product development, even in the tech industry, was a slow process. You would follow a waterfall process, first doing research, then writing a massive time-consuming product requirement document and then finally handing it over to engineering to be built. Once the product was finally released after many months, what would likely happen was a product that didn’t solve the customer needs and hence not meet business goals.

Fortunately, we have evolved from those days and now we are all familiar with agile and lean development. However, despite the new push towards agile, in the tech industry, we often see…


Since starting my product management career I often sought out frameworks and methods that would help identify opportunities and deliver solutions. For every step along the way, I thought to myself what methodology could help me do this better. I was making the mistake looking for methods of one size fits all. Additionally, I would think in silos, losing the holistic view. Based on my experiences, I created a product playbook, which I have started to use to help me better choose the tools and methods at each step of the product management journey.

Before diving into the details, much…

Alexander Thomsen

Co-Founder of Jumanji Lab

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