Back to the regular roundup of interesting things that caught my attention in the first month of 2020.
Demand for U.S. technology stocks has become so relentless that it’s time for “pulling in the horns,” according to Tony Dwyer, Canaccord Genuity LLC’s chief market strategist. Dwyer cited a gauge of the S&P 500 Information Technology Index’s momentum in a report Monday. The indicator is a 14-week average of the index’s relative strength, or closing values relative to weekly ranges. Last week’s level of 82.51 was the highest since August 1997, during a technology- driven bull market, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. “A temporary correction” is to be expected, Dwyer wrote.
Clarity of vision and strategy play a key role in success of any business or personal project. Very often, we begin working on a dream project without paying much attention to the motivation, inspiration and purpose of our vision. This then leads to operating without a clear action plan.
We try to work on-the-go without anticipating probable hurdles, contingency plans and the trouble begins.
My recommendation about this scenario is very simple -
Instead of working on aftermath handling, focus on prepared start. Have a clear strategy, understand the resources you have and the end goal you want to achieve, and the ‘why’ behind your entire vision.
If you are clear in your vision and path you are going to be prepared for all the speed bumps, anticipate most failure points and be ready to handle what comes in your way. There is no saying you will always be able to beat the odds but you’ll have better odds and beating them if you are anticipating them and were prepared.
Empower your business with a clear strategy and see the magical growth for yourself, your team and your clients.
Vastly expanding upon the Frostpunk universe by introducing a brand new scenario, the expansion content also introduces game-changing new mechanics, unique architecture, and broaden’s the game’s deep lore and narrative. Release date - available now on PC (steam and gog), ps4 and xbox one
This is a link to some work I did with colleagues exploring the nature of deep tech, and the effect of timing on deep tech investments.
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These are several games I played or played until I lost interest, but haven’t made a full review of. Some of these games I absolutely loved, and some I thought were mediocre. I didn’t finish two of them, and I don’t really plan to, reasons given within.
Believe it or not, this is the first and only Zelda game I’ve owned and played thoroughly since Zelda II: Link’s Adventure way back on the NES. I’ve never been a big Zelda fan but the art design of this game looked so damed charming and attractive, I couldn’t help it. The original Link’s Awakening was an exclusive Gameboy game, but one with a great reputation (hence the remake). For me, I found myself bored fairly quickly; once the charm of the visuals and gameplay wore off, I felt like I was playing an ancient game, bearing equally ancient puzzles. Because of the vagueness of progression, I had to look up a guide far too many times than I’ll admit. Sure this game felt nostalgic and looks great, but it wasn’t very special for me personally. I can recognize its quality, and it’s obvious why some people would love it, but I gave up about halfway through. 7/10.
Unlike Link’s Awakening, this is a game harkening back to retro times that I absolutely adored. Shovel Knight is an original game but entirely made as if it could come out on the NES. It certainly does take some liberties, but to any untrained eye, you could easily mistake this for a late 80′s video game release. This is a sidescroller that slowly ramps up in challenge, but hardly ever gets frustratingly difficult. The music, visuals, gameplay, and overall design was clearly made with a lot of TLC, as well as knowledge of how to freshen up old school game mechanics. The version I played of this game was Treasure Trove which includes all the DLC. The core game took me about 7 hours to complete and I loved almost every moment. I have yet to tackle the side stories and I can only imagine it will be more charm and great design found in the main game. Shovel Knight quickly became one of my favorite games of all time. 9/10.
I very much enjoyed Valkyria Chronicles back when it came out on the PS3. The hybridization of action, strategy, and turn based combat in a anime style WWII was incredibly unique and intriguing. I appreciated how much depth to completing each mission was, and how it very gradually ramped up in complexity and difficulty while always remaining fair. At one point I hit a snag with a hard mission and have since put it aside, but fully meaning to go back and finish it. Both the greatest strength and greatest weakness of Valkyria Chronicles 4 is how it’s basically the first game all over again. The game sports the same graphics, mechanics, and virtually the same story. There is an added class your soldiers can be, but that’s about it. While I enjoyed Valkyria Chronicles 4, I gave up about halfway through and would rather use my time and energy to finish the original game. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is more of the same, which should say how much you will like it. 7/10.
From what I can tell, the Steamworld series is a loosely connected franchise of 2D games with a similar art style and setting, but each entry to the series having radically different gameplay. I’m not sure how I discovered Steamworld: Heist but I’m oh so happy I did. The gameplay could best be described as “2D XCOM” where strategy is king. We play as a band of bots who fly through a steampunk world killing evil bots and stealing loot from enemy ships. Each level involved picking your small squad, boarding a ship, and getting to the end while accomplishing the side goals. Combat is turn based, and you have to balance how far you want to move, where you want to take cover, and aiming as wisely as possible. Each enemy ship is somewhat proceduraly generated, keeping repeat plays fresh. Bouncing bullets off walls to hit enemies behind cover is key, and each squad mate has a unique set of abilities, look, and personality. I had tons and tons of fun playing this game and leveling up my guys, and it has cemented myself as one of my favorite games of all time. 9/10.
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I started this year with how to jump into the entrepreneur space with a great idea, and simplifying the stages that your idea will go through. In this post, I want to discuss what your end goal(s) is. After all, knowing your end goal will help guide your decisions and ambition towards a target.
This conversation will almost always start with what your Home Run Scenario is. This is the scenario that if everything went perfectly what would your ideal end goal be. Some examples of Home Run Scenarios are selling your company to a bigger company, franchising your idea, or grow a business that can support itself and your needs. These Home Run Scenarios do not have to follow the typical tech startup end goal but should be what you honestly believe and want to be the end goal of your business.
The next thing you should do is to then take a look at what are the other Exit Scenarios that could occur. These are for you to think through so that you cast a wide net and make sure you aren’t missing anything. The things that need to happen in order for you to hit each Exit Scenario will inform you of what needs to happen in order for you to hit your Home Run Scenario.
With your Home Run and a handful of Exit Scenarios, you should now be able to see a path from where you are now to one of these end goal scenarios. This is also probably the best time to take a deep look into whether or not you have the drive and capability to make it to the end. If you find that you don’t, it is time to make a decision on dropping the idea or figuring out what you need to do or change in order to make it to the end and to start doing those things immediately.
As a note, this blog is geared towards all entrepreneurs who want to start all types of business. With that being said, your end goal(s) do not have to fit into the typical Tech Startup end goals, and being humble and realistic will take you far. Also, do not fret if you find out that your end goal or one of your exit scenarios is that you are a “Lifestyle Busines,” as making a ton of money on your own time, as your own boss, is extremely difficult to do and should never be shamed. In fact, if you can obtain financial independence doing what you want to do without getting an “investor,” you are actually keeping things “simple and sweet.”
“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” - Andrew Carnegie
Sources: personal experience