Ryan Leatherbury

Business. Tech. Life

The Business Lesson of Jake Shimabukuro’s Ukulele

by When I bought my first real acoustic-electric guitar, I convinced myself only one with a cutaway would do. Cutaways allow you easier access to the high frets beyond the 12th. Of course, I was far from mastering the first 12. Enter a guy like Jake Shimabukuro who has pushed the ukulele, a four stringed…

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Does Technology Centralize or Decentralize Money and Power?

by One of the things I think about a lot is how different technologies tend to centralize or decentralize money, power and political influence. Back in the middle ages, castles were a decentralizing technology because they were tough to defeat at least until canons came along. Artillery was very centralizing because it made it easier…

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