Venkatesh Rao

Venkatesh Rao
Venkatesh Rao Independent consultant Indie status: 10+ years Currently: ribbonfarm.com Previously: Xerox Blog / Newsletter / Bio

I’ve been a writer and independent consultant since 2011. Much of my work has been in the Silicon Valley technology ecosystem, but in recent years, an increasing fraction of my work has been around sustainability and climate action.

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2021

: Magic Beans
: Through a Scanner, Darkly
: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times...Again
: Here We Go Again
: Coordination Headwinds
: Baby Eons
: The First Terraforming
: Remystifying Supply Chains
: On Robots
: Goalposts-Complete Problems
: Pitchdark Futures
: Low-Level Vitalist Memeing
: Summer Break
: One Tenth of a Second
: Superhistory Redux
: Accidental Designs -- 2
: The REALIST Stack
: Accidental Designs -- 1
: Perpetuated Beta
: Welcome to Ribbonfarm Studio
: After Westphalia
: The Great Weirding
: The Clockless Clock
: Upcoming Changes
: Maker Studio, Manager Studio
: Living With Problems
: Good People and Wicked Problems
: Superhistory, Not Superintelligence
: Illusions and Collisions - 3
: The Meaning Crisis Conspiracy
: Late-Style Thinking
: Illusions and Collisions - 2
: Welcome to the World of Tomorrow
: Digital Homelessness
: Illusions and Collisions -- 1
: Moving to Tuesdays...
: Demiurgical Businesses
: Late Sceneification
: Shadowland -2
: Mars and the Meaning of Money
: Shadowland - 1
: Tick-Tock Talk -- 2:
: Weird Moneys
: Anti-Network Effects
: Involvement Music
: Selfies in Vaporworlds
: Alert: Breaking Smart Billing Problem
: Tick-Tock Talk - 1

2020

: Complete 2020 Roundup
: Darker Things
: In the Wake of the Eighties
: Involvement Capitalism
: Hitting Pause
: Notes on Textual Capital
: Tunnelhead
: Fifth-Generation Management
: Control Failure -- 2
: A Bad Prequel
: Post-Covid Circularity
: No newsletter this week
: The State of (Business) Play
: Control Failure -- 1
: The Descent of the Public
: Operating in Time - 2
: Thinking Out Loud: Year One
: Operating in Time
: The Next Experiments in Elitism
: After Westphalia: Introduction
: Indoors in Time
: Big Moods, Little Moods
: Farcaster Mansions
: Into the Weirding -- Part 2
: From Story to Setting
: Into the Weirding -- Part 1
: A little gift
: The Medieval Future of Management
: Reimagining Publics