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/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 02/24/17

Getting Rich vs Staying Rich – Collaborative Fund: http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/getting-rich-vs-staying-rich/

Bill Gates: The Robot that Takes Your Job Should Pay Taxes – QZ: https://qz.com/911968/bill-gates-the-robot-that-takes-your-job-should-pay-taxes/

Why Data Nerds Struggle to Gain Power at Hedge Funds – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-15/point72-shows-how-firms-face-culture-clash-on-road-to-quantland

Manifestos and Monopolies – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/manifestos-and-monopolies/

The First Time… – Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2017/02/23/the-first-time/

10 Venture Capital Databases for Startups – NAnalyze: http://www.nanalyze.com/2017/02/venture-capital-databases-startup-data/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 02/17/17

These Tiny Drones Pollinate Like Bees – ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/tiny-drones-pollinate-like-bees

A Dozen Lessons on Growth – 25IQ: https://25iq.com/2017/02/10/a-dozen-lessons-on-growth/

The High Tech War on Science Fraud – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/01/high-tech-war-on-science

Lessons on Aging Well From a 105-Year Old Cyclist – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/well/move/lessons-on-aging-well-from-a-105-year-old-cyclist.html

The State of Information Visualization, 2017 – Eager Eyes: https://eagereyes.org/blog/2017/the-state-of-information-visualization-2017

Snap’s Apple Strategy – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/snaps-apple-strategy/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 02/10/17

Want a Better [Sales] Pitch? Watch This – Film Narrative / Medium: https://medium.com/firm-narrative/want-a-better-pitch-watch-this-328b95c2fd0b#.hws9up318

Inspired Media – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/inspired-media/

Math and the Best Life: An Interview with Francis Su – Quant Magazine: https://www.quantamagazine.org/20170202-math-and-the-best-life-francis-su-interview/

One Dataset Visualized 25 Different Ways – Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2017/01/24/one-dataset-visualized-25-ways/

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Hit Critical Mass – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-30/tesla-s-battery-revolution-just-reached-critical-mass

Wilbur Ross and the Cabinet of Billionaires – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-01-26/wilbur-ross-and-the-cabinet-of-billionaires

The Secret Life of Trees: The Astonishing Science of What Trees Feel and How They Communicate – Brain Pickings: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/09/26/the-hidden-life-of-trees-peter-wohlleben/

All of Donald Trump’s Business Ties in One Overwhelming Visualization – Wired: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/kim-albrecht-trump-data-viz/

The Radical Crusaide of Mike Pence – Rolling Stone: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-radical-crusade-of-mike-pence-w462223

The Purpose of Sleep? To Forget, Scientists Say – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/sleep-memory-brain-forgetting.html?_r=0

MotoMods Hackaton: Moving the Modular Smartphone Concept Forward – ZDNews: http://www.zdnet.com/article/moto-mods-hackathon-moving-the-modular-smartphone-concept-forward/

Lifelong Learning is Good for Your Health, Your Wallet, and Your Social Life – Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2017/02/lifelong-learning-is-good-for-your-health-your-wallet-and-your-social-life

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll Be a Dinosaur in 3 Years – Both Sides of the Table: https://bothsidesofthetable.com/mark-cuban-on-why-you-need-to-study-artificial-intelligence-or-youll-be-a-dinosaur-in-3-years-db3447bea1b4#.d4pr5qoin

Sex Doesn’t Sell Anymore, Activism Does (And the Big Brands Know It) – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/03/activism-sells-brands-social-conscience-advertising

Weekly Reading Roundup – 02/03/17

The Merging of Humans and Machines is Happening Now – Wired: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/darpa-arati-prabhakar-humans-machines

How to Make America’s Robots Great Again – NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/technology/personaltech/how-to-make-americas-robots-great-again.html?_r=0

How East and West Think in Profoundly Different Ways – BBC Future: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170118-how-east-and-west-think-in-profoundly-different-ways

The Risks of Owning an Individual Stock – Alpha Architect: http://blog.alphaarchitect.com/2015/05/21/the-risks-of-owning-an-individual-stock/#gs.BC2B_d4

How to Produce High Quality Investment Reporting – A Wealth of Common Sense: http://awealthofcommonsense.com/2017/01/how-to-produce-high-quality-investment-research/

Why Leadership = Story Telling – Medium: https://medium.com/the-mission/why-leadership-equals-storytelling-71877abfe1f0#.ii7zcnw58

To My Jewish Irish Asian and Italian Friends – The Reformed Broker: http://thereformedbroker.com/2017/01/29/to-my-jewish-irish-asian-and-italian-friends/

What it Takes to Truly Delete Data – FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-it-takes-to-truly-delete-data/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 01/27/17

The History of Solar Energy [INFOGRAPHIC] – Visual Capitalist: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/history-solar-energy/

What is a GPU and Why Do I Care, A Businessperson’s Guide – MapD: https://www.mapd.com/blog/2017/01/23/what-is-a-gpu-and-why-do-i-care-a-businesspersons-guide-2/

How I Got My Attention Back – Back Channel: https://backchannel.com/how-i-got-my-attention-back-c7fc9297d347#.2hao3ekq4

Inside Pandora’s Quest to Take on Spotify, Apple Music & Amazon – Billboard: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/magazine-feature/7661596/pandora-streaming-on-demand-service

Everything You Need To Know About Corporate Venture Capital in Europe – Venture Beat: http://venturebeat.com/2017/01/22/everything-you-need-to-know-about-corporate-venture-capital-in-europe/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 01/20/17

An Aging World: Percentage of the Population Age 65+ in 2015 and 2050 – Ritholtz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/01/an-aging-world-percentage-of-the-population-age-65-in-2015-and-2050

The Clouds of Andromeda- Slate: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2017/01/12/rogelio_bernal_andreo_photo_of_the_andromeda_galaxy_reveals_diffuse_clouds.html

How Designers Engineer Luck Into Video Games:
The responsibilities and challenges of programmed luck. – Nautil: http://nautil.us/issue/44/luck/how-designers-engineer-luck-into-video-games

Millenials Are Falling Behind Their Boomer Parents – ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/millennials-falling-boomer-parents-44753933

The Inside Story of Google’s Daydream, Where VR Feels Like Home – Wired: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/google-daydream-vr-feels-human/

Move Over Codes, Physicists Will Soon Rule Silicon Valley – Wired: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/move-coders-physicists-will-soon-rule-silicon-valley/

An Aerial Tour of the TESLA GIGA Factory – Ritzholtz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/01/tesla-giga-factory-december-2016

The Simple Economics of Machine Learning – Digitopoly: http://www.digitopoly.org/2016/11/17/the-simple-economics-of-machine-intelligence/

How Google Tracks You [Infographic] – Visual Capitalist: http://www.visualcapitalist.com/how-google-tracks-you/

Rise of RoboMasters – The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/27/13059144/dji-robomasters-robot-drone-battle-video-frank-wang-interview

The Great Unbundling – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-great-unbundling/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 01/13/17

Just How Smart is an Octopus? – Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/just-how-smart-is-an-octopus/2017/01/06/a2f1ed22-acd0-11e6-8b45-f8e493f06fcd_story.html

The Ten Year Anniversary of the Apple TV – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-ten-year-anniversary-of-the-apple-tv/

Millennial’s May Need to Double How Much They Save for Retirement – Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2017/01/09/millennials-may-need-to-double-how-much-they-save-for-retirement/

At Last, the Music Industry Rediscovers Its Mojo – Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/content/d3d28480-d334-11e6-9341-7393bb2e1b51

GTA V + Universe – OpenAI: https://openai.com/blog/GTA-V-plus-Universe/

Poker is the Latest Game to Fold to Artificial Intelligence – Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603342/poker-is-the-latest-game-to-fold-against-artificial-intelligence/

My Experience as a Freelance Data Scientist – Greg Reda: http://www.gregreda.com/2017/01/07/freelance-data-science-experience/

Corporations Need a New Reason to Be – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-01-04/corporations-need-a-new-reason-to-be

Drowned Fox Encased in Ice Block Pulled From Germany’s Danube River – The Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2017/01/13/drowned-fox-encased-in-ice-block-pulled-from-germanys-danube-river.html

The Age of Analytics, Competing in a Data Driven World – McKinsey: http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-analytics/our-insights/the-age-of-analytics-competing-in-a-data-driven-world

How Shazam Handles its Data Reserves – Computer Weekly: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450409644/How-Shazam-handles-its-data-reserves

Weekly Reading Roundup – 01/06/17

I know you want it, I know you need it; so the Weekly Reading Roudup has returned for 2017! Happy New Year and I hope you were all able to have a great holiday season with an outlook to boot for rounding-out the winter season. I know I did and I know I will:

Big Data Analytics: Eating an Elephant – Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinomarah/2016/12/22/big-data-analytics-eating-an-elephant/#49ff159ceb8d

Alexa: Amazon’s Operating System – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/amazons-operating-system/

MUSIC: Grumby – Stuck: https://soundcloud.com/grumby/stuck

US Cities are Getting Smarter and You Probably Didn’t Notice – Quartz: https://qz.com/830926/our-cities-are-getting-smarter-and-you-probably-didnt-even-notice/

What It’s Like to Work at Snapchat, One of the Most Secretive Companies in Tech – Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-to-work-at-snapchat-2016-10