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Metaverses, DLTs, and DAOs

Will's General Newsletter (Weekly): Dec 7, 2021

Starting a DAO (Part 2): Finalizing the initial setup, operations, and membership

👋 // In Part 1 of this series, I introduced the background, vision, motivation, and initial steps taken to start a DAO focused on training Web 3 product managers. Here, I’ll give a shorter update on the steps we’ve taken in the past week to move things forward. Overall, the goal of this series is to catalog our process of forming a DAO as a way to help future students/founders form DAOs of their own.

Metaverses, Decentraland, and Metaversal Education :: with Josh Vitulli

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Josh Vitulli (https://www.linkedin.com/in/josh-vitulli-71926415/) and I dive deep into metaverses, specifically the Web 3 metaverse Decentraland (https://decentraland.org/). We talk about how Josh’s design and urban planning background led him into the metaverse space, how he does training courses on Decentraland via his project Metaversal Education, practical considerations for how to get involved, other metaverses, NFTs, avoiding high gas fees on Ethereum, and the future of entrepreneurship in Web 3.

It's time to learn a LOT more about DAOs: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Will's General Newsletter (Weekly): Nov 30, 2021

Starting a DAO (Part 1): A step-by-step story of the initial few weeks

✍️ The purpose of this series is to detail my experience forming a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) from the ground-up with the best tooling, patterns, and practices available today.

Practical considerations when designing and forming a DAO :: with Spencer Graham and members of our Web 3 Product Manager Training DAO

In this episode of Ventures, a group of members from our Web 3 Product Manager Training DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) asked Spencer Graham (https://twitter.com/spengrah) a series of questions about how and why to form a DAO. We talk about practical decision-making, governance, money transfers from a central treasury to pay for services, management and accountability for DAOs operators and contractors, “on-chain” vs. “off-chain” considerations, and legal/tax/regulatory concerns.

Wealth management and creating a DAO

Will's General Newsletter (weekly): Nov 23, 2021

Wealth creation and management for entrepreneurs in the 2020s :: with Aryeh Sheinbein

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Aryeh Sheinbein (https://www.instagram.com/aryehthebusinessman) and I discuss a unique approach to financial management for entrepreneurs in light of a rapidly changing tech landscape. While we talk often about venture building and investing on this show, we haven’t yet - until this episode - helped guide entrepreneurs about what to do personally once money is being made. There are a ton of wealth managers out there who bombard entrepreneurs with inbound requests to meet - especially once signs of success start happening - so we talk about how to prepare for that event and plan to navigate the attention. Overall, entrepreneurs today have many new avenues for generating income, and my conversation with Aryeh - who approaches wealth management differently as an entrepreneur/investor himself - is a refreshing perspective on how to approach the topic and mindset.

Web3, entrepreneurship, Twitter, and building vs. talking

Will's General Newsletter: November 16, 2021

How Web 3.0 will impact the future of entrepreneurship

In this episode of Ventures, I (https://www.linkedin.com/in/wclittle/) take about ~10min to talk about my perspective on why Web 3 (i.e. decentralized ownership, blockchains, Metaverse, and the Semantic Web) will dramatically change the landscape for entrepreneurship in the future. Based on feedback from the first year of this podcast, I share a bit about my story; i.e. how building and *owning* my own Web 2.0 ventures in the 2000s is analogous to what many entrepreneurs are doing right now in Web 3 communities. New communities and networks are being created rapidly, and the markets that our children will participate in the future are almost impossible for us to conceive of today.

DAOs and the advent of Web 3 coordination

In this week's newsletter I talk about (1) the podcast episode I just released with Spencer Graham on DAOs, and (2) how/why DAOs are such a big deal for the future of humanity.

The past, present, and future of DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) :: with Spencer Graham

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Spencer Graham (https://twitter.com/spengrah) and I discuss all-things DAOs. We talk about the history of DAOs, specific case studies and types, a compelling no-code platform (https://DAOHaus.club), when and why to use DAOs, and the promising future of these organizations in the overall technology and innovation space.

A vision for urban wellness, and reimagining productivity in the Web 3 era

In this week's newsletter I talk about (1) the podcast w/ Jairus Morris I released, and (2) thoughts about productivity in the Web 3 era.

The SUPLMNT story: a vision for urban wellness :: with Jairus Morris

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Jairus Morris (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jairus-morris-41a85355/) and I discuss his entrepreneurial journey starting and growing SUPLMNT (https://suplmnt.com/, ← if you are looking for a beautifully designed water bottle, check these out). We discuss his background, early validation experiments, team recruitment strategy, fundraising tactics, vision for his company, and advice for fellow entrepreneurs.

Practical tips and strategies for B2B sales, and helping founders navigate the idea-to-seed-stage journey

In this newsletter I share details about this week's podcast and general thoughts about the idea-to-seed journey for founders.