My favorite links from this week:
- The mind is flat
- Lobe.ai is a sort of automator meets machine learning
- The Bering Sea’s ice is falling off a cliff
- A great example of the importance of clear communication
- Streaming Services have a conspiracy theory problem
- Garry Kasparov’s excellent Trump is a symptom, not the disease. My favorite quote: NATO member Turkey has moved into the “unfree” column, the Philippines is on its way, and the U.S. President praises their autocratic leaders as strong and popular.
- China’s challenge to democracy
- A throwback essay. Yet another reminder that velocity is a primary advantage startups have over established companies.
- A brief history of the steel guitar
- Rulers of the world: Read Karl Marx!
- The United States of Japan (Japanization)
- On the insane perks at big tech companies
- Another excellent analysis of Apple (hint: totally ignore the analysts and media rumors)
- Why I love backpacking: Jumping off the information superhighway into the wilderness
- The US is unprepared for election-related hacking in 2018
- NASA Astronomy picture of the day: The Observable Universe
- How Netflix redesigned board meetings
- Varieties of argumentative experience
- 4 illustrative startup lessons
- Speed [of execution] as a habit
- The man who changed the world, twice
- An SEC commissioner with a refreshing take on Bitcoin and ICOs
- Billy Joel Plays “Piano Man” For The First Time At The Bar He Based The Song On
- How to collaborate with a perfectionist
- How the US pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal helps Russia’s economy
I finished reading The Dark Forest (excellent!), read a short book about Einstein, and began reading Russia and the West under Lenin and Stalin.
Have a great weekend.