Bridge of Trust

Cryptos Are Reaching a Crisis of Confidence

The crypto ICO craze is on. While I applaud the exciting innovation that is occurring in financial technology, bad actors are moving into the space and their action have the potential to set back the FinTech movement in dramatic fashion. The application of this technology is supposed to build confidence. Ethical practices are at the heart of establishing a “bridge of trust” strong enough to bear the load of a global financial monetary eco system. …

What is an ICO and Why It Matters To You

There is a sea change occurring in how the world invests, and it surrounds the world of crypto currencies. If you aren’t familiar with “initial coin offerings” or ICOs, then here is a basic definition. An ICO is a form of capital raise based on creation of coins or “tokens” that are a cryto currency tied to the activity of a business. This funding mechanism allows businesses to bypass the existing structure of raising money …

Principle Based Money – Part 2: Transcendent Principles

Last week, I introduced ten “master principles” that help us make sense of what is happening in the world. I hope you took some time to reflect on the impact of those principles in your life. It will help highlight the reality of their importance in creating a stable society, and a stable monetary system. By way of review, the principle of transcendence says that there is a hierarchy of ideas and beliefs that if …

Principle Based Money – Part 1: Master Principles

Principles are important. Anchoring actions to a solid set of principles provides a foundation for stability and sustainability. Both of these are important for the longevity for any society. Because money is such an important part of everyone’s life, it we would do well to anchor it to a set of principles as well. There are a set of principles that if applied to all of life will help us understand the world around us …

It’s Time to Build Intentionally

It’s become clear that when it comes to the subject of money, for several years I’ve been living in an echo chamber. The people I spend the most time with live in the world of money and investing. They are concerned with the trajectory of global debt. They understand the role of precious metals in the world. They have a sharp eye on developments in crypto currencies. Looking at what is going on in our …

Money is Not What You Think It Is

A financial revolution is underway. It is going to change your life. Understand it. Embrace it. Change the world. That is the theme of my work here. At the core of the financial revolution is the reality that the very nature of money itself is changing, mainly due to advances in technology. The very nature of money is changing. What does that mean? Well, first of all we had better be clear on what money …

It’s obvious to everyone by now. The Great American Reset is underway in all of its glory. I’ve taken a step back and looked at what is going on in the world and our nation, and have come to a conclusion. The best way for me to serve you is to focus on a critical aspect of the coming Reset. That is, the massive changes coming to our monetary and financial systems. For fifteen years …

It’s been an interesting few weeks. A friend of mine, Uli Kortsch (you will hear more about him as time goes on), spent the first part of December in Europe. There, he met a gentlemen from Israel named Arie who just so happens to be very good friends with the author that has greatly influenced my thinking about what money can and should be – Bernard Lietaer.  The next thing I know, I’m having a Skype call with …

The Future May Be Too Different For Comfort

The Great American Reset is all about change.  Too Different for Comfort, by Louis-Vincent Gave brings us face to face with the reality of how technology is set to dramatically reshape the global economy. While he presents some challenging facts, it is far from a “doom and gloom” diatribe. Gave points out that we live in the age of “creative destruction.” Technology is advancing at such a rapid rate that many of the new jobs …