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/

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/