The Rhizome

an assortment of atomic ideas and elaborations by Sandeep Ramesh

Nov 5, 2021

Principle of Affordable Loss

CoreFocus on the downside risk.  Crucial to note that downside risk in this context has nothing to do with the opportunity, the idea, the business model, or anything external.  Rather, downside risk is

Sep 24, 2021

Promethean vs. Pastoral Mindset

CoreIn Venkatesh Rao's text, (Breaking Smart (2018), he distinguishes between the Promethean and Pastoral mindsets.  The Promethean champion embraces novelty and radical change, while the Pastoral resister remains encased in old paradigms, seduced

Jun 14, 2021

Tinkering Requires Ambiguity

Tinkering is the process of low-stakes experimentation based on pragmatic drives. Instead of disavowing or bemoaning ambiguity and uncertainty, tinkering requires it. Why? Because otherwise, one falls prey to rigid, deterministic visions that