Favorite links from this week:
- Primitive Technology: Wood ash cement
- Seven bits of advice from Kurt Vonnegut to people living 100 years in the future
- Peter Jackson is remastering old WWI film footage
- Sports are the original reality TV
- An excellent interview with a reporter who explains the connections between Brexit and Trump
- Putin’s approval ratings are dropping
- Bannon’s plan for Europe, with an actual quote from Paradise Lost: “I’d rather reign in hell, than serve in heaven.” You can’t make this stuff up.
- Investments continue outside of the bay area
- Russia expects more sanctions after Helsinki — and more. I also enjoyed hearing an interview with Bill Browder (can’t find the link) where he damningly describes how insignificant Russia really is in comparison to the rest of the world economically speaking, and that Putin’s victory is the continuation of the cultivated image of Russia as a world superpower.
- An incredible graph that showcases the last decade of SpaceX’s growth
- Interesting, useful information about melatonin
I abandoned The Rise of Victimhood Culture 15% through. I think it makes many good points, but also contains a lot of weak arguments. And, it could be a blog post or article instead of a 278 page book. I did highlight a lot.
I also finished reading Brad Feld’s book Startup Communities that gave me a lot to think about w/ regard to non-SV startups.