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Back in March, the famous digital artist Mike Winkelmann, also known as Beeple on Instagram, made history when his NFT art titled “Everydays: The First 5000 Days” sold for a whopping $69 million at auction at Christie’s platform.

Winkelmann’s NFT was a jpeg file of a digital collage containing 5,000 daily futuristic images he created every day from May 1, 2007, through Jan. 7, 2021.

NFT or Non-Fungible Token is a token that cannot be duplicated and it uses blockchain technology to verify its ownership and it’s built on top of the same secure network of Bitcoin.

However, it can…


WeWork’s spirit continues to lives on.

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Last month, I’ve visited WeWork’s coworking space in Manila, the Philippines located in the beautiful New York-Esque Bonifacio Global City. While I had no expectations, in the beginning, I was amazed by how much their spaces can make you feel.

I was welcomed with warm greetings that felt like I just belong there. At that very moment, I realized the reason why there was so much hype about WeWork just a few years prior before Neumann’s stepdown.

WeWork, the modern and nature-based co-working spaced company that was once led by the eccentric, cunning, and visionary co-founder, Adam Neumann was once…


Now or never for future

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First, what is Dogecoin?

Software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer created Dogecoin in December of 2013 and branded the cryptocurrency’s logo using a meme popular at the time, a Shiba Inu dog.


Easy come easy go.

It was April of 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic where everybody was at home, quarantining. Suddenly, there was noise around a new social networking platform called ‘Clubhouse’.

A lot of people were talking about it on Twitter which includes a lot of hype around this so-called “the new normal social app”. This is what brings Clubhouse to my attention.

I turned on my Twitter and stumbled upon some tweets that were talking about it. It was a great discovery. Its exclusivity is what makes the platform more desired by people.

To get in, you needed an invite, from someone to…


A 12-year-old me would punch me in the face.

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The past four years for me have been enlightening and enriching in a lot of different ways. First, I changed my career direction, second I became more knowledgeable of what and whatnots of how to live a life.

Part of this change was my passion for books. I think it would be quite underrating to say that a single book could change your life. In my case, I have lived my life one book at a time.

So, in today’s story, I’m sharing all the books that hundred percent have made a dent in my life, professionally and personally.

Zero To One by Peter Thiel

Zero…


According to a serial entrepreneur who mentored 100+ Silicon Valley startups

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It’s not every day we meet someone whose wisdom is highly considered valuable and priceless. However, I happen to know one. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to speak with him and I considered him a mentor and advisor for the past 3 years.

He’s one of the keys behind Hikre School’s success, but also how I first thought of its idea in the first place. His very first venture was at 9 years old when he and his classmate created a newspaper magazine.

He’s Adriano Farano, a serial entrepreneur and Silicon Valley pioneer who founded the Netflix…


Failures are opportunities in disguise.

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Located exactly in my night table lies a book about our society’s one of the, if not, best businessmen, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

The story started on one fine evening nearly a month ago, I had a great dinner with my Mom and when finished, I came back to my room.

The first thing that caught my glance is Elon Musk’s biography book.

It’s a book a bought for myself while I was traveling across California in 2017 and it’s that same year the first time I read it.

It caught my attention and it’s like telling me to read it…


Without a problem you’re passionate about, what you do is meaningless.

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Ever since I came back from the United States to the Philippines, I felt extremely lost. Although I’m incredibly happy to see my family again, I felt like something was still missing.

A few months later, most of my time is now dedicated to building my new startup, Hikre School and I have never felt this alive before.

And just a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak with someone I was truly inspired by. …


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In 2030 the global education market is expected to reach $10 trillion.

They now call the EdTech industry the next FinTech because of the huge market potential. In traditional ways, education has been very expensive.

During my college time in the United States, I was ridiculed for how expensive it was, yet I was attending classes and making sure I keep up with my attendance.

However that doesn’t make me happy, what gave me happiness was the people you meet, the relationships you build, and the connections you keep. …


If you’re a first-time founder, listen.

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A couple of weeks ago, I was in my dedicated workspace planning the next goals for my own education technology startup.

As I do the planning, a question crossed my mind.

If a second-time founder were in my shoes, what would he or she be doing instead?

We can all acknowledge that second-time founders do 60% better than first-time founders. So, it’d be a hack to borrow a piece of their wisdom.

For instance, a major issue is that most first-time founders believe they need a perfect product to launch.

What you need actually is to build an MVP —…

Derick David

Just exploring the future of society. 10x Top Writer ( Innovation, Technology, and Startups ) 600,000+ views and counting. drckangelo.substack.com

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