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:
- An Oral History of ‘GoldenEye 007’ on the N64 – Quinn Myers – Medium. “I never played GoldenEye. But I’ve seen its impact across many games that did consume substantial chunks of my time. This is a fun look at how the game came to be, and a reminder that it’s the things nobody thinks they want (in this case, multiplayer) that become what defines you. I’m not sure how much of your time you spent on games, but you should look at this anyway, because it’s a good story and a familiar brand.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Crazy Inside Story of Al Gore’s ‘Trump Tower Moment’ – Daily Beast. “I’m not breaking my no politics rule here. At least, this is historical—and fascinating. What should you do when you get opposition research? This is more like the game theory of The Imitation Game than campaign reform; and pretty good reading too. I’d watch the movie.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Toronto built a better green bin and — oops — maybe a smarter raccoon – The Star. “Why raccoons will defeat us in the end.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Someone clever once said women were not allowed pockets – The Pudding. “How and why women’s pockets suck.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- LinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 50 most sought-after startups in the U.S. – LinkedIn. “I tend to shy away from links with headlines like this, but I found myself sucked in and reading it – for a very long time. What’s most impressive is how ‘different’ the companies are on this list. You would think that everyone is web-based or mobile or social-by-design. Not the case.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- The Long Goodbye (To Facebook) – Om Malik. “Facebook… I can’t quit you… or can I? Here’s a veteran of the tech industry walking away from 300,000 followers, 1200 hundred ‘ riends’ and the coveted blue checkmark of authenticity/verification. Why is he walking away? Should you? Read on…” (Mitch for Hugh).