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:
- Follow the (Dirty) Money – Knowledge @ Wharton. “Great interview (with transcript) on kleptocracy, and how government corruption undermines democracy. Given the debates raging worldwide about everything from a lack of trust in government institutions, to taxation, to electoral security, this seems like a timely thing to share.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The European Data Protection Supervisor presents the cartoon introduction to digital ethics – Publications Office of the European Union. “Ethics can be hard. Fortunately, there’s a cartoon for that. The EU just released an intro to digital ethics as a graphic novel, free in PDF format.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Notre-Dame came far closer to collapsing than people knew. This is how it was saved – The New York Times. “That fire at Notre Dame in Paris could have been much worse.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Death to Livability! – CityLab. “Maybe the most ‘livable’ cities are also the most boring?” (Hugh for Mitch).
- The High Priest of Heavy Metal – Narratively. “I love heavy metal music (but you knew that already). I know this makes me weird (quirky) to the people who know me professionally. That doesn’t bother me. I love the music, I love the live shows… it’s my oxygen. But, heavy metal fans are a certain kind of fan. Here’s an amazing story about a fan of the most extremes genres within heavy metal, who also happens to a priest… a Catholic priest. There are all kinds of interesting stories within here… from the art that we like to the narratives of the music that we love.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Is The Internet Making Writing Better – The New Yorker. “For years, the narrative around the Internet was all hope, optimism and awesomeness. Then… then things changed. Dramatically. Hacks, privacy, our personal information on display, narcissism, addiction, behavior modification, and any other plague that you may be interested in listing. What if the internet is not just stupid memes and tweets that don’t make sense? What if the Internet is actually making us all better writers? Gretchen McCulloch’s new book, Because Internet – Understanding the New Rules of Language, is making this argument… and it’s an argument that I agree with. How about you? (Bonus points: Gretchen lives in Montreal).”