Don’t Trust Your Gut

Gut instinct is a thing apparently.  New research shows that our guts are our second brain with over 100 million more neurones.

So the old wives tale of trusting your gut instinct in other words, your intuition, may just have a grain of truth in it.

Some things are intuitive, others are counter intuitive. This much we know. The challenge is in knowing which is which BEFORE  taking action.

Often experience is a cruel mistress and you know when something is counter intuitive AFTER the event. This is usually given way when uttering or thinking the phrase;

“Wow! That’s much harder than it looks….”

– just before face planting….

Bitcoin & blockchains are counter intuitive. Let us explain.

Running is intuitive. It’s literally child’s play. You don’t need a running instructor.

Lots of other things are so well designed they are almost intuitive; texting, sending an email, watching TV, using a blender.

These are all pretty basic and simple tasks that (if well designed) are intuitive to use. The classic case of intuitive design is iPhone scrolling. You don’t need a lesson on scrolling.

Skiing on the other hand is counter intuitive. It looks easy, sliding and turning down a steep hill in powder snow in glorious sunshine; what could possibly go wrong? Well it turns out, quite alot.

The natural instinct with skiing is to lean back. But an instructor will help you to lean forwards,  get more grip,  gain control,  snow plough and eventually parallel turn. And that’s the point. You need an instructor.

Actually –  you don’t need an instructor but if you go solo, trust us there will be pain.  So why not take a short cut, save yourself from self inflicted injury (the worst kind) and enjoy the ride instead?

Here at BlockMark we offer corporate training on blockchains – precisely because blockchains are counterintuitive.

Pseudonymous accounts? What are those? Private keys for public ledgers?  Mining for nonces? Nobody  and everyone in charge at the same time. Confused? Will it disrupt my business? My career? Probably.

Take a look at our short BlockGames programmes – which will help you master blockchains in the blink of an eye.

  • Understand what blockchains are and are not.
  • How blockchains actually work.
  • Why speculators are going crazy for Bitcoin.
  • How blockchains may impact & disrupt your industry.