Posts by: natmanning

Personal Data: An Awakening

Personal Data: An Awakening

I was recently asked “What, in your opinion, is one of the most important ideas worth spreading?”

At Singularity University I co-founded The Instance, a company that offers an encrypted data locker and then acts as a data broker, allowing people to sell their own data. The company did not take off, but it gave me the honor of sitting on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Personal Data Tiger Team, a group of remarkable people working to reshape the personal data ecosystem.

frog design: Reinvent Business Hackathon

I recently took part in frog design’s Reinvent Business Hackathon, where my team, loopool, took 2nd place. It was a blast, the team worked together like peanut butter and jelly. Our concept was to apply the principals of open source…

Learning to Swim

“What advice would you give a young person?” I would relay a piece of advice that has made all the difference to me in my life. While studying in a monastery in Japan I had the chance to ask the…