This put me on a two year journey learning about everything I could related to disruptive technologies, what they were, how they operated, where they were strong, and where they were weak. I got into the nitty gritty details of the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Automation, Blockchain, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, I learned to code (Python) and made the tech capital of the world, San Francisco, my second home. It’s been an experience that has changed my perspective on the future of business, work, employment and the shared future we are creating with these technologies. Essentially, I went as deep as I could to understand the opportunities and risks ahead of me (all of us for that matter) and I’m still going deeper.
It was mid 2017, I had completely exited the previous companies and was now in the process of building my technology focused company when I had been having more and more conversations with people asking for business and investment advice. I was acting almost as a bridge for many of my business friends between the old and traditional way of doing business and the new tech way of doing business. I’d tell them in the not too distant future, all companies, irrespective of size, will need to be digital businesses. How competition, business norms, customer acquisition, and so many things had to be rethought and redesigned. Before long, I had more requests, invitations and request for formal advising than I could have ever imagined so I also launched an advisory service at my company to help people compete and succeed in this new era of industry disruption. But what about the people I wasn’t advising? The business owners, entrepreneurs, workers and students who want to start wrapping their mind around their issues. I wanted to help them as they make their way in the world. They deserve a clear, straight forward explanation of what’s waiting for them now and in the near future.
This is how I came to create and write WanderingAlpha.com. I wanted to provide information that was clear, accessible, straightforward and free. Where anyone with an interest can gain a clear perspective on the future and begin informing themselves. The site will always be a work in progress and I’m adding sections and content to it every week. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. If you ever feel like asking a question, feel free to do so and I will answer you to the best of my abilities or point you in the right direction.
With that I wish you lots of success whatever your goals are. Now let’s do this.
Christopher Sanchez, Founder WanderingAlpha.com