THE ICARUS ACADEMY
An educational resource in digital finance
This portion of the site will evolve as an educational resource targeted at those furthering their knowledge in the world of 'Digital Finance'.
Digital Finance refers to a wider range of subjects spread across the world of finance, capitalism, computer engineering, sociology and philosophy.
A basic educational foundation in these subjects shall be hosted here as the 'Icarus Academy'. This project remains under development with the following topics to be completed:
Digital Learning 101
[Anti]-Social Media 101
The Icarus Academy
This is a living project founded in memory of the efforts of some of fate's most influential yet unrecognised individuals; to those both known, unknown and humble whose creations, candour and crewman-ship have been given openly and without ego, together weaving an irreplaceable web of tangled black magic.
The skills required to decode a hidden veil of technology and grow insight into the rapid evolving world of modern mysteries:
- economic and financial systems
- basic financial literacy
- foundations in modern computing
- social systems and basic psychology
- catching tarantulas
- skill acquisition and career development
- saving the whales [not being a tool]
A Citizen Crew
Many of these souls sail with us no longer;
for each keen sailor that complete a hundred legs,
there are more who have blessed us all with but a few;
will you hear our sirens call to join our ranks anew?
The development of this project has been inspired by and also refers to a number of authors, educators and wider 'influencers':
Nicholas Nassim Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (/ˈtɑːləb/; Arabic: نسيم نقولا طالب, alternatively Nessim or Nissim; born 1960) is a Lebanese–American (of Antiochian Greek descent) essayist, scholar, statistician, and former trader and risk analyst, whose work focuses on problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. His 2007 book The Black Swan has been described by The Sunday Times as one of the twelve most influential books since World War II.
- Wikipedia 2019
Niall Campbell Ferguson (/ˈniːl/; born 18 April 1964) is a Scottish historian and works as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Previously, he was a senior research fellow at Jesus College, Oxford, a visiting professor at the New College of the Humanities, and also taught at Harvard University.
Ferguson writes and speaks about international history, economic andfinancial history, and British and American imperialism.
He is known for his contrarian views, like his defence of the British empire.
Ferguson has written and presented numerous television documentary series, including The Ascent of Money, which won an International Emmy award for Best Documentary in 2009. In 2004, he was named as one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world.
- Wikipedia 2019
Evan 'the guy from Udemy'
Craig White aka 'Satoshi Nakamoto'