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, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, and ResolveTO, Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) 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:
- The story behind Cookpad: how the platform used by 100 million people got started – Jo White – Medium. “It took me twenty years to become an overnight success.’ Sheryl Crow said something like this once, and the same is true of startups. If you’re trying to change the status quo, things are going to start slowly. And with all the tales of fast startups and stratospheric valuations, this is a pretty neat tale of how curious serendipity and counterintuitive approaches (getting people to pay to publish their recipes?) can still work.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Leonard Bernstein Presents “The Greatest 5 Minutes in Music Education” – Open Culture. “I don’t understand music well. I wish I did. But this, (and the amazing Bobby McFerrin talk where he plays the audience) are brilliant examples of how to convey a simple idea. This is essentially the evolution of musical scales in just a few minutes.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Species on Mars Could Be Our Cousins or a Whole New Kind of Life – Bloomberg. “Where there is water there is life, scientists think. And, scientists think they have found an underground lake with water on Mars. Will they find life there? Will it be wearing tennis shoes and a roman helmet?” (Hugh for Alistair).
- What about The Breakfast Club – The New Yorker. “Molly Ringwald watched The Breakfast Club with her ten year old daughter, and contemplates less savoury aspects of that film, as well as other John Hughes classics she starred in as a teen.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- Is Artificial Intelligence the new artist we need to watch out for? – Vogue. “This is going to be a big (and real) business. I’m surprised that no gallery owners (or artist managers, for that matter) has taken on AI-only artists/clients. This is a fascinating read about how humans are going to have to up their game when AI gets creative (it’s creative already!). It’s also an important read for those with a keen eye on industries of the future.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Just Read the Book Already – Slate. “There’s something about a paper book, isn’t there? Are humans loosing their ability to deep read long pieces of texts? What has the Internet age brought? Here’s another article (with some new twists) about what these screens are doing to our mind, focus, attention and evolution in relation to books and learning. And, of course, now I can’t wait to read Maryanne Wolf‘s book, Reader, Come Home.” (Mitch for Hugh).