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05. Digital Sovereignty for and by dummies
The World Wide Web is becoming a National Wide Web, were stark differences begin to emerge between ecosystems and “block” in our Digital Life. Digital Sovereignty has in China its main champion, with several Countries beginning to follow its example of tight control over technologies development. This creates huge consequences in the Economical, Political and Strategical spheres for everyone. Listen to our podcast to discover some hands-on examples!
As this is a really dense topic, this time around we have more notes to include other than just links.
The cybercrime resolution at the UN, seen as a Milestone for D.S. – AxiosWorld Internet Conference – WikipediaNew Cross-Border Opportunities in China – SCMPDigital Sovereignty has larger implications:
* Economical: it’s the responsible of the beginning of the digital service economy in China (800+ mil internet users) where simply inferior – at the time – web services had no competition from foreign developed once, except for those that accepted Govt. requests of data access -> Quote data about the worth of the Chinese SV.* Freedom of information: when a service is good enough, quite simply, the user won’t look for something else outside his/her bubble. Almost no need for a VPN. Besides VPN are controlled too. (China’s pragmatism over foreign services)* Further incremented by the ecosystem wars launched by Trump: Huawei now developing it’s own app ecosystem with its own sourced hardware, as a total alternative to Google’s or Microsoft. As a matter of fact it doesn’t just affect the web: Digital Sovereignty includes HW and SW alike -> here’s why everybody’s hot on 5g* It’s an immense tool for soft power for the foreign service: from digital fostering programs, to technological assets released over the so-called BRI (belt road initiative). * It has a poster-event which catalyzes every year major players (Allen, Google, MS, Murdoch): the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen which ironically offers unmitigated access to western services, for a time.
Offers several opportunities too, mostly related to arbitrage:
* Not everyone is willing to pay the price to access a huge market, leaving few “foreign bodies” to do the work of architecture re-conversion so that services and products can be sold in china and countries alike. See eCommerce, see products import, see faster market testing and market driven innovation.* Special economic zones are created (not exactly a plus), where restriction are less pervasive for foreign business to test the water before plunging
04. F*! For Failure
Stop Failing Fast: analyzing failure, digging into and discovering patterns that lead to the F! word is as important as researching your market deeper, before jumping on any project you have in mind. The errors of who came before can really become a path to success for People with a Drive, entrepreneurs and investors alike. Joining as Special Guest: Paul Lee
More on it:Paul Lee’s Initiative – FlipideaResearch Gate Presentation at DLD Conference – YouTube75% Failure Rate in New Companies and the Lean Approach – Harvard Business ReviewStrategies for learning from Failures – Harvard Business ReviewMusic track – Before the night by Home
03. Feel the Burn(out)
Burnout has often been used to define all that we can’t really define when you are feeling sick of feeling sick and tired. Doesn’t matter if you’re running a Company,Continue reading03. Feel the Burn(out)
02. Privacy – forget about the P* word!
Privacy? It’s so 2012! In a World where an effective stop to a pandemic has been achieved best via privacy-invasive technologies, current policy makers are widely behind the current edgeContinue reading02. Privacy – forget about the P* word!
01. The Future of Web Tech
Is the Web going mobile-first more and more or, simply, it’s becoming another thing all together? WebApps, Apps and different types of Hardware are merging to create a unified andContinue reading01. The Future of Web Tech
00. Online Communities : Bittersweet Opportunity
When your Company or your Initiative is growing you most likely won’t pack the same punch as the Web Giants. That’s where your Online Community and the ability to generate a Movement may come to your help. May. Because a community is like a party: you don’t want your guests unhappy.
More on it:Banking as a Community – MonzoSelf-hosted community tool, an example – SelfCommunityV-Tiger CRM – Official SiteEtsy Impact Reporting as a Community – Etsy WebsiteEconomics of a Community in Valve / Steam – Valve Blog post by Yanis VaroufakisMusic track – Hold by Home