Edition 11 - Core job role of CEOs, Explaining Net Neutrality, Top security tips for the new year!

The humbling role of the founder is about putting others in a position to succeed beyond their wildest dreams. Your role as a founder isn’t to be in charge of everything, all the time. In fact, it’s the opposite.The more involved you are in the day-to-day work, the more difficult it will be for you to scale, and the less likely it is that your company will succeed. As the founder/CEO, you have one job: Look at where you’re spending your time, then fire yourself from that position. 

The internet is a fragile thing; and because we live and breathe the internet, laugh and cry on the internet, connect with people who’ve tangibly changed our lives on the internet, we decided to gather some perspectives on this moment in time. Why it matters, how we got here, and what the future may hold. Here are some of the most insightful essays we’ve found on Medium to help us make sense of the fight to keep the net wild and free.

With applications ranging from cryptocurrency, to smart properties, to identity like passports; we have only started scratching the surface of what Blockchain technology can offer and in 2018 it won’t be a surprise if we see a rise in the creation and adoption of blockchain based application. Same could easily be predicted with the technologies involving Chatbots, AI and Augmented Reality.

The problem is not making resolutions, but to turn the habit of breaking promises into a tradition. Don’t lie to yourself. That’s what happens when you set unrealistic goals or lack a clear plan to achieve them. Wishful thinking undermines your personal development. Avoid turning failure into your new normal. You are the product of your broken promises. Before making new resolutions, reflect on your past attempts. The list is not the problem, your lack of method is. 

With more than 3.5 billion Internet users worldwide who transfer 25,000 Gigabytes of data per day, cybersecurity is a hot topic. Global spending on cyber is now trending towards 100 billion dollars, yet the number and severity of breaches continue to increase. Looking at cyber breach reports in the past year, we can see that it’s been a busy time for hackers, with public reports describing more than a thousand breaches with over a billion records exposed in the past 2 years on track to exceed that number. 

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