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, 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:
- Why Your Company Needs Reproducible Research – Stuart Buck – Medium. “I met Stuart Buck at the Strata conference in SF a few weeks ago. He’s charting the crisis of reproducibility in science. Basically, if you get a result, you publish it; if you later can’t reproduce it, you generally don’t. There’s not a lot of fame, glory, or TED talk invitation in disproving science that wasn’t very scientific. The numbers are staggering—half of those nuggets of science you drop at dinner parties simply aren’t better than randomness. In this post, summarizing some of the work he’s doing, he explains the crisis and what we can do about it.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Game of Thrones, cancer and me… – The Guardian. “This was heartbreaking and inspiring at the same time. ‘I want to cling to every moment, but I also want to read and watch everything I can.’ How do we live life to the fullest in a binge-watch, big-ticket culture?” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Suspected Rhino Poacher Trampled by Elephants and Eaten by Lions in South Africa – Slate. “From the annals of irony.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Amazon stores recordings of Alexa interactions and turns them over to internal staff and outside contractors for review – BoingBoing. “The more I learn about Alexa, the less I like.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- A Magician Explains Why We See What’s Not There – Nautilus. “Now you see it… now you don’t. I love magic. I guess as you get older it’s cool to say that? I have no idea. Still magic is really magic because it plays on the biological weaknesses we have as a species (psychological ones too). Read this. Think it doesn’t have business implications? You’re wrong.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Day Job – Mike Gardner – Medium. “I love articles like this, and this is a great collection of authors talking about life before they could afford to live their lives solely as authors. It’s inspiring, and t also shows the dark reality (one that I know all too well) of the writer’s life. Humans can easily romanticize the work of the writer, but we often don’t realize how it is a life that is lived without a net… with mostly rejection… in solitary states.” (Mitch for Hugh).