Weekly Reading Roundup – 05/05/17

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/05/how-online-shopping-makes-suckers-of-us-all/521448/

Following Your Passion is a Numbers Game – Of Dollars and Data: https://ofdollarsanddata.com/following-your-passion-is-a-numbers-game-d86a5fb17bf7

The Demise Of Tilt: A Bargain For Airbnb, A Classic Loss For Investors Like Andreessen Horowitz – Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/3069164/how-tilt-veered-off-course

Why good data scientists make good product managers (and why they’ll be a little uncomfortable) – Medium: https://medium.com/@treycausey/why-good-data-scientists-make-good-product-managers-and-why-theyll-be-a-little-uncomfortable-155bb9687f3

Cloud vs Data Centers: Key Trends for IT Decision Makers – ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-v-data-center-key-trends-for-it-decision-makers/

(Infographic) Cloud Use is Growing but the Data Center isn’t Dead – ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/infographic-cloud-use-is-growing-but-the-data-center-isnt-dead-yet/

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Five Different Cloud Types – ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/understanding-the-pros-and-cons-of-five-different-cloud-types/

Big Data Exposes Big Falsehoods – MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604225/big-data-exposes-big-falsehoods/

(VIDEO) Elon Musk’s TED Interview 2017 – Ritzholz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/05/elon-musk-ted-2017/

All the fake news that’s fit to print: Why is The New York Times printing climate science denial? – SyFy Wire: http://www.blastr.com/2017-5-1/all-fake-news-thats-fit-print-why-new-york-times-printing-climate-science-denial

US Tech’s Self Feeding Digital Money Machine is on Show This Week – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-01/u-s-tech-s-self-feeding-digital-money-machine-on-show-this-week

Apple’s China Problem – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/apples-china-problem/

Tesla Has a Lot More In Store than the Model 3 – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-05/tesla-has-a-lot-more-in-store-than-the-model-3

Weekly Reading Roundup – 04/28/17

The Purpose of Life is Not Happiness It’s Usefulness – The Art of Practicality: https://medium.com/art-of-practicality/the-purpose-of-life-is-not-happiness-its-usefulness-65064d0cdd59

The Tyranny of Consulting – Institutional Investor: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3711529/investors-registered-investment-advisers/the-tyranny-of-consulting.html

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof — And Nobody Notices – Wired: https://www.wired.com/2017/04/elusive-math-proof-found-almost-lost/

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait Buy Why: http://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html

Frank and Steve’s Excellent Corporate Raiding Adventures – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/05/frank-and-stevens-excellent-corporate-raiding-adventure/521436/

The Blood of the Crab – Popular Mechanics: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a26038/the-blood-of-the-crab/

The United States of Work – New Republic: https://newrepublic.com/article/141663/united-states-work

Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive – Bolt: https://blog.bolt.io/heres-why-juicero-s-press-is-so-expensive-6add74594e50

Getting to Grips with Blockchain – Soapbox: https://www.sp-bx.com/getting-grips-blockchain/

Not OK Google – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/not-ok-google/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 04/21/17

News is Bad For You — and Giving Up Reading It Will Make You Happier – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2013/apr/12/news-is-bad-rolf-dobelli

Rise of a New Species of Human Being – Singularity Hub: https://singularityhub.com/2017/03/26/the-rise-of-a-new-species-of-human-being/

Our Puny Human Brains Are Terrible at Thinking About the Future – Slate: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/04/why_people_are_so_bad_at_thinking_about_the_future.html

4 Things That Set Successful CEO’s Apart – Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2017/05/what-sets-successful-ceos-apart

CEO Pay Is Out of Control. Here’s How to Rein It In – Fortune: http://fortune.com/2017/04/19/executive-compensation-ceo-pay/

Facebook and the Cost of Monopoly – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/facebook-and-the-cost-of-monopoly/

How Google Eats a Business Whole – The Outline: https://theoutline.com/post/1399/how-google-ate-celebritynetworth-com

(VIDEO) Keynote Session: Dr. Edward Tufte – The Future of Data Analysis – Channel 9: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Machine-Learning-and-Data-Sciences-Conference/Data-Science-Summit-2016/MSDSS11

(PDF) Data Age 2025: The Evolution of Data to Life-Critical – Seagate: http://www.seagate.com/www-content/our-story/trends/files/Seagate-WP-DataAge2025-March-2017.pdf

Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-04-19/silicon-valley-s-400-juicer-may-be-feeling-the-squeeze

Weekly Reading Roundup – 04/14/17

The Walt Mossberg Brand – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-walt-mossberg-brand/

Changing Everything: Basic Income is Not Enough – Continutions: http://continuations.com/post/159411070000/changing-everything-basic-income-is-not-enough

Real-time Deduping At Scale – Tapjoy Engineering: http://eng.tapjoy.com/blog-list/real-time-deduping-at-scale

What Makes a Great Data Scientist – Kaggle: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/03/what-makes-great-data-scientist.html

What We’re Missing in Product Analytics – Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/what-were-missing-in-product-analytics-928984c2e36a

After Years of Challenges, Foursquare Has Found It’s Purpose And Profits – Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290543

How You Battle the ‘Data Wheel of Death’ in Growth – Coelevate: https://www.coelevate.com/essays/growth-data-mistakes

This is the Jeff Bezos playbook for preventing Amazon’s demise – ReCode: https://www.recode.net/2017/4/12/15274220/jeff-bezos-amazon-shareholders-letter-day-2-disagree-and-commit

Who’s making Trader Joe’s food? An investigation of the secretive grocery chain – SF Gate: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Who-s-making-Trader-Joes-food-brand-relationships-6680520.php

A Peek at Trends in Machine Learning – Medium: https://medium.com/@karpathy/a-peek-at-trends-in-machine-learning-ab8a1085a106

Building ML Models is Hard. Deploying Them in Real Business Environments is Even Harder – Ocado Technology: http://www.ocadotechnology.com/our-blog/articles/building-machine-learning-models-is-hard

Gaming Google for Profit and Ideology – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2015-08-19/gaming-google-for-profit-and-ideology

How AI Is Changing the Way Companies are Organized – Fast Company; https://www.fastcompany.com/3068492/how-ai-is-changing-the-way-companies-are-organized

What Happens When You Hire a Data Scientist Without a Data Engineer – Jesse Anderson: http://www.jesse-anderson.com/2017/03/what-happens-when-you-hire-a-data-scientist-without-a-data-engineer/

The Stats of the Furious – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-fast-and-furious/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 04/07/17

These Scientists Sent a Rocket to Mars for Less Than It Cost to Make “The Martian” – The Backchannel: https://backchannel.com/isro-scientists-5ad220d6f38c#.7kehow5az

Basing Life on What You Can Afford – NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/your-money/budget-what-you-can-afford.html

What is AI? Ingredients for Intelligence – KDNuggets: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/04/grakn-artificial-intelligence-ingredients-intelligence.html

Life Rules – Ritzholtz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/04/life-rules-2/

Johnson & Johnson Has a Baby Powder Problem – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-baby-powder-cancer-lawsuits/

Two Buck Chuck How Trader Joe’s Wine Became Cheapter Than Water – Thrillst: https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/trader-joes-wine-two-buck-chuck-history

Living a Lie: We Decieve Ourselves to Better Decieve Others – Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/living-a-lie-we-deceive-ourselves-to-better-deceive-others/

Electric Cars like the Chevy Bolt Have a Huge Infrastructure Problem – Slate: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2017/04/electric_cars_like_the_chevy_bolt_have_a_huge_infrastructure_problem.html

Firing on All Cylinders: The 2017 Big Data Landscape – Matt Turck: http://mattturck.com/bigdata2017

Weekly Reading Roundup – 03/31/17

The Arrival of Artificial Intelligence – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-arrival-of-artificial-intelligence/

From Amazon to Starbucks: Selling What They Preach – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/03/selling-what-they-preach/519156/

Las Vegas Lures the Oakland Raiders But Locals Pay the Price – Slate: http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2017/03/27/las_vegas_lures_the_oakland_raiders_with_a_record_breaking_taxpayer_subsidy.html

(MUSIC) Before and After Chuck Berry – The NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/26/arts/music/before-and-after-chuck-berry-rock-n-roll.html

Weekly Reading Roundup – 03/24/17

[VIDEOS] Gorillaz Premiere FOUR Song From Their New Album ‘Humanz’, Plus 360 Video – Consequence of Sound: http://consequenceofsound.net/2017/03/gorillaz-premiere-four-songs-from-their-new-album-humanz-listen/

Data Scientists Might Have It Made For 2017 – KDNuggets: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/03/data-scientists-might-have-made-2017.html

Hail! Hail! Top 10 songs inspired by Chuck Berry – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2017/mar/20/hail-hail-top-10-songs-inspired-by-chuck-berry

Anthony Bourdain Does Not Want to Owe Anybody Even a Single Dollar – Wealth Simple: https://www.wealthsimple.com/en-us/magazine/money-diary-anthony-bourdain

How water swaps help the West manage a precious resource – CSMonitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Inhabit/2017/0308/How-water-swaps-help-the-West-manage-a-precious-resource

Bill Watterson: How to Find Your Life’s Meaning – Better Humans: https://betterhumans.coach.me/bill-watterson-how-to-find-your-lifes-meaning-3bc6a17be275#.gpwwyklzw

Intel, Mobileye, and Smiling Curves – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/intel-mobileye-and-smiling-curves/

Intel, Mobileye, and Smiling Curves – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/ad-agencies-and-accountability/

How to Improve Your Productivity at Work – NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/guides/business/how-to-improve-your-productivity-at-work

The End of Smartphone Innovation – Benedict Evans: http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2017/3/22/the-end-of-smartphone-innovation

How to Think Like a Data Scientist to Become One – KDNuggets: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/03/think-like-data-scientist-become-one.html

Inside Costco: The Magic in the Warehouse – Fortune: http://fortune.com/costco-wholesale-shopping/

Amazon, the world’s most remarkable firm, is just getting started – The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21719487-amazon-has-potential-meet-expectations-investors-success-will-bring-big

Weekly Reading Roundup – 03/17/17

How this 27-Year Old Transformed His Side Project into a Business – Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/3068838/how-this-27-year-old-transformed-his-side-project-into-a-business

How the Instant Pot Cooker Developed a Cult Following – BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39058736

The Current State of Automated Machine Learning – YHat Blog: http://blog.yhat.com/posts/state-of-automl.html

Space Sex is Serious Business – FiveThirtyEight: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/space-sex-is-serious-business/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 03/10/17

What Going to Mars Will Do To Our Bodies – FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-going-to-mars-will-do-to-our-bodies/

What Makes the Perfect Office? – Tim Harford: http://timharford.com/2017/02/what_makes_the_perfect_office/

Why Open Offices are Bad for Us – BBC: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170105-open-offices-are-damaging-our-memories

Disturbing New Facts About American Capitalism – The Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2017/03/03/disturbing-new-facts-about-american-capitalism/

Photos reveal how polluted the U.S. was before EPA was founded – Green Car Reports: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1109154_photos-reveal-how-polluted-the-u-s-was-before-epa-was-founded

Welcome To Mars! Enjoy Perpetual Jet Lag Under An Eerie Red Sky – FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/welcome-to-mars-enjoy-perpetual-jet-lag-under-an-eerie-red-sky/

NASA proposes artificial magnetic field to make Mars a second home – ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/nasa-proposes-artificial-magnetic-field-to-make-mars-a-second-home/

10 Breakthrough Technologies – Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2017/

The Uber Conflation – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-uber-conflation/

The Ramones. Punk is Data, Too – R-Blog: Salvino A. Salvaggio: http://r-blog.salvaggio.net/?p=521

(VIDEO) Interview with Jeff Bezos at RE/Code – https://youtu.be/guVxubbQQKE

Everything About Mars is the Worst – FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/everything-about-mars-is-the-worst/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 03/03/17

Twitter, Live, and Luck – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/twitter-live-and-luck/

The Race for Autonomous Cars is Over. Silicon Valley Lost. – AutoBlog: http://www.autoblog.com/2017/02/21/race-for-autonomous-cars-is-over-mcelroy-autoline-opinion/

Bill Gates: Over time "Countries will be rich enough for basic income" – Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-gates-basic-income-2017-2

The Earth in a Suitcase – FIveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-earth-in-a-suitcase/

Productivity Could be a Loser in the Globalization Pushback – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-28/love-it-or-hate-it-globalization-boosts-productivity

Earth’s Orbiting Junkyard Threatens the Space Economy – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-27/earth-s-orbiting-junkyard-threatens-the-space-economy

No Fracking Way! Fukushima is Worse Than Ever – I, Cringly: http://www.cringely.com/2017/02/16/no-fracking-way-fukushima-daiichi-worse-ever/

Conscious Consumerism is a Lie. Here’s a Better Way to Save the World – Quartz: https://qz.com/920561/conscious-consumerism-is-a-lie-heres-a-better-way-to-help-save-the-world/

‘Gary from Chicago’, the Oscars’ Best Meme, Didn’t Ask For Your Attention – The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/02/28/gary-from-chicago-the-oscars-best-meme-didnt-ask-for-your-attention/

(VIDEO) Rebecca Kantar PResents Imbelus – Upfront Summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4zVktAXafE&feature=youtu.be

Father Creates Bionic Arm for Toddler Using Xbox Console and 3D Printer – ITV: http://www.itv.com/news/2017-03-02/father-creates-bionic-arm-for-toddler-using-xbox-console-and-3d-printer/