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Weekly Reading Roundup – 06/09/17

The Riddle of the Wall Street Brain Drain – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-17/the-riddle-of-the-wall-street-brain-drain

Apple’s Strengths and Weaknesses – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/apples-strengths-and-weaknesses/

Reality Check: Companies Need to Invest in Wages and Training – Strategy Business: https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Reality-Check-Companies-Need-to-Invest-in-Wages-and-Training

A Peek Under Bitcoin’s Hood – Sam Lewis: http://www.samlewis.me/2017/06/a-peek-under-bitcoins-hood/

How to Call B.S. On Big Data, A Practical Guide – The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-to-call-bullshit-on-big-data-a-practical-guide

Is American Work at Odds With New Realities of American Life? – USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/06/04/life-american-worker-hard-ever-get-bette/345685001/

If Your Company Isn’t Good At Analytics, It’s Not Ready for AI – Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2017/06/if-your-company-isnt-good-at-analytics-its-not-ready-for-ai

The Unintended Consequences of Machine Learning – KDNuggets: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2017/06/unintended-consequences-machine-learning.html

Weekly Reading Roundup – 06/02/17

What Get Stolen From Restaurants? Everything – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/what-gets-stolen-from-restaurants-everything

IKEA launches $86,500 flat-pack home — but don’t worry, they’ll build it for you – Digital Trends: https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/ikea-launches-86500-flat-pack-home-but-dont-worry-theyll-build-it-for-you/

The 15 Richest Billionaire Football Club Owners in England, and How They Made Their Money – Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-15-richest-billionaire-football-club-owners-in-england-2017-5

Aerospace Executive ‘Absolutely Convinced’ There Are Aliens On Earth – Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robert-bigelow-ufos-aliens-on-earth_us_592ca03ce4b0065b20b7bfb7

Laptops in 2017, Which GPU is Right For You? – Laptop Mag: https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/gpu-comparison

Giving Up Time as a Parent – Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2017/05/31/giving-up-days-as-a-parent/

Basic Income: The Potential For Crytocurrency – Continuations: http://continuations.com/post/161240433890/basic-income-the-potential-of-cryptocurrency

How Data Science Helps Power Worldwide Delivery of Netflix Content – Medium: https://medium.com/netflix-techblog/how-data-science-helps-power-worldwide-delivery-of-netflix-content-bac55800f9a7

How Siemens Is Using Big Data And IoT To Build The Internet Of Trains – Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/05/30/how-siemens-is-using-big-data-and-iot-to-build-the-internet-of-trains/#6af5452572b8

Faceless Publishers – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-faceless-publisher/

The Coca-Cola Company Commercialization Program Welcomes New Corporate Partners and Doubles the Number of Participating Startups – PR Web: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14318458.htm

How Your Data is Stored, or, The Laws of the Imaginary Greeks – Hackernoon: https://hackernoon.com/how-your-data-is-stored-or-the-laws-of-the-imaginary-greeks-54c569c17a49

8 Ways Machine Learning Is Improving Companies’ Work Processes – Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2017/05/8-ways-machine-learning-is-improving-companies-work-processes

How A Data Scientist Can Improve His Productivity – Data Version Control: https://blog.dataversioncontrol.com/how-a-data-scientist-can-improve-his-productivity-730425ba4aa0

Weekly Reading Roundup – 05/26/17

(Amazing Graphics) Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea – NY TImes: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/18/climate/antarctica-ice-melt-climate-change.html

More is More; Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First – NY Books: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/05/25/consumer-society-more-is-more/

How Mountain Biking is Saving Small Town USA – Outside Online: https://www.outsideonline.com/2184491/how-mountain-biking-saving-small-town-usa

Tulips, Myths, and Cryptocurrencies – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/tulips-myths-and-cryptocurrencies/

Stanford Neuroscientist Reveals Something ‘Puzzling’ in People Who Are Extremely Successful – Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/stanford-neuroscientist-extremely-successful-high-stress-levels-2017-5

Giant Octopus Suffocates Foolhearty Dolphin Who Tried to Eat It – New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132626-giant-octopus-suffocates-foolhardy-dolphin-that-tried-to-eat-it/

World Cup 2018: FIFA Admits Works Have Suffered Human Rights Abuse – The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/25/fifa-world-cup-2018-workers-human-rights-abuses

A Day in the Life of Americans – Flowing Data: https://flowingdata.com/2015/12/15/a-day-in-the-life-of-americans/

The World is Running Out of Sand – The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/29/the-world-is-running-out-of-sand

(VIDEO) Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Experiment with Universal Basic Income – USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/videos/money/2017/05/26/mark-zuckerberg-wants-experiment-universal-basic-income/102189642/

How This Couple Paid Off $200,000 of Debt in Just Two Years – CNN Money: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/26/pf/paying-off-debt/ –Personal note, I usually ignore these types of articles because they’re stupid like these people budgeted and didn’t spend much. But this actually got me to think about living situations. So good job!

Just a Few Self-Driving Cars Could Fix Phantom Traffic Jams – Smithsonian Magazine: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/few-self-driving-cars-could-fix-phantom-traffic-jams-180963472/

New Seafloor Map Reveals How Strange the Gulf of Mexico Is – National Geographic: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/new-seafloor-map-gulf-of-mexico/

Why You Should Never Squish a House Centipede, Even if They Do Freak You Out – Organic Life: https://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/home/why-you-should-never-squish-a-house-centipede-even-if-they-do-freak-you-out

Best Big Data Companies and CEOs To Work For According to Glassdoor – Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2017/05/20/the-best-big-data-companies-and-ceos-to-work-for-in-2017-based-on-glassdoor/#53b77fda326e

Weekly Reading Roundup – 05/19/17

Pitchfork Grows Up – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-05-03/pitchfork-grows-up

Sky’s Not Falling in San Francisco, Either – Ritholtz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/05/sky-not-falling-san-fran/

To Age Better, Eat Better – Harvard News: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/05/much-of-life-is-beyond-our-control-but-dining-smartly-can-help-us-live-healthier-longer/

A List of Artificial Intelligence Tools You Can Use Today For Personal Use – Hacker Noon: https://hackernoon.com/a-list-of-artificial-intelligence-tools-you-can-use-today-for-personal-use-1-3-7f1b60b6c94f

(VIDEO) What Is Gluten Sensitivity? – Live Science: http://www.livescience.com/59126-what-is-gluten-sensitivity-video.html

Silicon Valley, A Reality Check – Slate Star Codex: http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/05/11/silicon-valley-a-reality-check/

Old Tweets About Classified Info From GOP and Trump Resurface – NY Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/old-tweets-classified-info-gop-trump-resurfaces-article-1.3168586

VC101 How VCs Operate, and What You Should Know as a Founder – AWS Startup Blogs: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/startups/vc-101-how-vcs-operate-and-what-you-should-know-as-a-founder/

An EPIC Trading Tale From Norway – The Macro Tourist: http://themacrotourist.com/macro/an-epic-trading-tale-from-Norway

How One Little Cable Company Exposed Telecom’s Achilles Heel – Back Channel: https://backchannel.com/how-one-little-cable-company-exposed-telecoms-achilles-heel-480e49b648bf

Household Debt Makes a Comeback in the US – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/business/dealbook/household-debt-united-states.html

WannaCry and the Power of Business Models – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/wannacry-and-the-power-of-business-models/

Boring Google – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/boring-google/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 05/12/17

The Long, Hard, Unprecedented Fall of Sears – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-08/the-long-hard-unprecedented-fall-of-sears

Rare Supernova Discover Ushers In New Era of Cosmology – Phys Org: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-rare-supernova-discovery-ushers-era.html

Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable – NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/06/opinion/sunday/dont-let-facebook-make-you-miserable.html

Colliding Clusters of Galaxies Make Waves… Gorgeous, Gorgeous Waves – Bad Astronomy: http://www.blastr.com/2017-5-8/colliding-clusters-galaxies-make-wavesgorgeous-gorgeous-waves

Local News Business Model – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-local-news-business-model/

(IMAGE) Top Data Science Skills by Job – Business Broadway: https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-D6ezTNiG014/WROPM3i9v2I/AAAAAAAAC-Y/lcF3pYBoiLQvYvjo8yiX5L7yzC8MUC6AACEw/s1600/datascienceblogtopdatascienceskills.png

Neural Network Generated Illustrations – Google Research Blog: https://research.googleblog.com/2017/05/neural-network-generated-illustrations.html

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