from a birdseye view

Birds-eye-view-1because of the internet we now watch, read and take in the way people live around the globe.  we are witnessing a shift in how people live their lives aesthetically in all types of design.  we are now intimate with how people live their lives in different parts around the globe.  we are watching a revolution in food from the way eat and the cosmic shift around the desire for healthy locally grown produce.  we are watching new consumer products come to market across the board.  we are starting to return to community life and the important connections around friends and family.  the start-up revolution is not only taking place on the streets of new york but it is taking place on the streets of lebanon, berlin, sweden and japan.  if you pay attention we are witnessing a total shift in every facet of our lives which is just the starting rumble of the very long tail of the internet. 

i sit in a very unique place.  as an angel with really no mission except the utmost desire to invest in mostly women, i see everything.  i meet with consumer product companies, food companies, internet start-ups, restaurants, retail stores and ecommerce platforms.  each time i meet with someone who has sparked my interest i think about the future.  will we see this consumer product be the product that pushes out all the old competitors because it is different, fresh and unique?  is this the future?

we are watching a silent revolution taking place through an army of entrepreneurs that are taking an idea that fills a void, pushes the envelope creating a new integration into our daily lives, a creative new product that is the next stepping stone in the evolution of the food world and all of this is taking place across the globe.  through the internet we are all watching and connecting with each other.  through this there is a community being built globally and we are using each others innovations. 

we all know that the way we lived our lives in the past is not how we are going to live our lives in the future.  it is the technology pushing us further.  it is the demise of our governments who are strapped of cash that is pushing us to change the way we live our lives.  as jobs are lost, we are creating new ones through an entrepreneurial community spirit across the globe. 

not sure what this revolution is going to be called as we are watching it take place right now.  the hipster revolution?  it is a revolution that is a mixture of the 60's and the 90's taking place and emorphing into something unique in itself.  i have to say, i am enjoying the view. 

Comments (Archived):

  1. Conrad Ross Schulman

    its a revolution of strength, wisdom, and overall better-living. da da da da da’ i’m lovin it

    1. Gotham Gal

      i love that.

  2. John Revay

    Nice View – I think you missed real estate

  3. Walker

    Maybe, on the other hand I often feel like the flatter world is becoming a mile wide but only an inch deep. I worry that our attention spans are shrinking, our economic perspectives promiscuous and our identities fractured. I worry that we are becoming what that first apple commercial said we were not the other way around.

    1. Gotham Gal

      look deeper. we are just shifting. there is always change.

      1. Walker

        I know there is always change, your post says that from your perspective the changes are good. I am not saying they are not but I am not so sure. What makes you think that i have not looked as deeply as you and just see things differently?

        1. Gotham Gal

          Change is always good. It means we are moving forward

          1. Walker

            Change can be a good thing but it does not always end up that way.

  4. MogulAzam

    Great Post I think people are changing the way they think fundamental way of living and personal lifestyle.  The Govt and traditional Large Private Industries are not delivering of promise of a better future.  It is easier to change your future today on a personal level than before and the long term previously promised is not going to materialize. Ultimately the consumer is going to consume what they want and pay/vote with their own money. 

    1. Gotham Gal

      The market tells all

  5. William Mougayar

    wow…what a post. i think this was one your most eloquently presented. i loved the lower cap style. it gave it a certain serenity and even keeled i saw the bird, all i could think is ‘what is she thinking’, then your 2nd paragraph hit it “i sit in a very unique place”. so the bird is you, and you have that majestic view.indeed, it’s a wonderful thing to see the wings of technology and women revolutions converge and reach new heights.

    1. Das

      I think we need to be careful about endorsing “revolutions” we do not understand. The internet emphasizes lots of information in many forms very quickly and the browsing of information in a similar way – by grabbing a lot of data. What it does not do is encourage us to more attentive ways of thinking – the kind of attention that underpins deep reading, contemplation and reflection. I  think there are troubling consequences to those sorts of shifts. The social media wave we are riding has parallels in the development of nuclear technology –  power for good, but also the potential for mass destruction. Industrial revolution – higher standards of living but also climate change and pollution and depletion of limited resources (not to mention “alientation of labor”); Technology and the internet –  access to information or troubling consequences for our brains? Everything has a price – even reaching new heights.

  6. William Mougayar

    I can’t help but returning to this pic. Makes me want to sit next to this bird for a while and just think.