Six Links That Make You Think #716

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Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

My friends: Alistair Croll (Solve for Interesting, Tilt the Windmill, Interesting Bits, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, FWD50, and Scaletechconf; author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (Rebus Foundation, PressBooks, LibriVox) and I decided that every week the three of us are going to share one link for one another (for a total of six links) that each individual feels the other person “must see.”

Check out these six links that we’re recommending to one another: 

    • David Bowie & Nine Inch Nails – Dissonance – Live 1995 – Bloom – YouTube“I found the following two links through a Reddit thread about artists hearing others cover their songs. First up: When it goes right. Here’s Trent Reznor (from Nine Inch Nails), joined by David Bowie, singing ‘Hurt’. The Crooner King could make anything sound distinctively his, and this is no exception. You can literally see Reznor smiling (very out of character for NIN) and nodding, having a hard time believing this is happening.” (Alistair for Mitch).
    • José Feliciano Performs ‘Every Breath You Take’ At The Polar Music Prize Ceremony 2017 – Polar Music Prize – YouTube. “And then when it isn’t so good. The Polar Music Prize is an annual prize for one popular and one classical musician, funded by ABBA manager, Stig Anderson. Sting was awarded the prize in 2017, with celebrities filling the auditorium. And then he – notorious for his (gentle but firm) opinions on his songs being played a certain way, had to watch this, umm, uncharacteristic performance of ‘Every Breath You Take’. The closeups on his face are priceless, because he, too, is having a hard time believing this is happening.” (Alistair for Hugh).
    • Miles Davis And The Recording Of A Jazz Masterpiece – Esquire. “The inside scoop on what it was like when Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and a few more to round out the sextet, got together to record the best-selling jazz album of all time.” (Hugh for Alistair).
    • The Longest-Living People In The World All Abide By The ‘Power 9’ Rule – GQ. “I recently found out that I have high blood pressure (genetics, both my parents had it), which is called the ‘silent killer’, because there are rarely any symptoms, but it can cause all sorts of really bad things like strokes and heart disease. For the first time in my life, my mortality is really on my mind. Here are nine easy(ish) ways that people in the Blue Zone (areas of the world with high longevity) stay healthy.” (Hugh for Mitch).
    • How Teens And Parents Approach Screen Time – Pew Research Center. “One of the ways that we have lost our moral compass is in how we have allowed content from mobile devices (whether it’s social media, news or even messaging one another) to take over every interaction we have. From having our phones on the table while we dine with friends to constantly reaching for our pockets in an attempt to see every ping, reminder and beep that we get. We have become numb to it. Notifications have become our lives’ primary attention grabber. Our numbness has led to a bigger problem: Our kids. One of the most frequent conversation topics I find myself in with other parents, revolves around the theme: ‘How do you control access to screens? From screen time to routers and beyond?’ It’s a constant battle, and it’s one that is hard to wage in a world where the parents are often worse with their smartphone etiquette than their kids. So… the kids wind up modeling their parents. It’s a vicious circle. Here’s a study that just dropped from Pew Research Center that you might find sobering…” (Mitch for Alistair).
    • My Podcast Tech Stack, Workflows, And Lessons – Lenny Rachitsky. “I love reading and listening to Lenny Rachitsky. I was lucky to get to know him when he lived in Montreal, so watching his ascent in the world of newsletter writing and podcasting has been a pleasure. His content really works and he’s super-generous with showing us all how it happens (including the analytics behind it). This week, he walks through the creation and production of his podcast, and there are some great gems in here. In the past, I have attempted to do the same (for example: The Complete “How To Podcast” Guide – 2023 Edition, The Ultimate Guide To Being A Great Podcast Interviewer and How To Be The Most Popular Guest On Every Podcast). I just love Lenny’s approach. If you’re a podcaster or thinking about starting one, please start here.” (Mitch for Alistair).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on XFacebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.

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