Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #535

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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: 

  • Tech & VC: The Foundation – NotionPaige Doherty created a living document in Notion (a shared document tool) that tries to explain everything about technology investing and venture capital. It’s got a great reading list, plus suggestions for how to break into the field. Plenty of gems collected in one place for anyone trying to understand venture investing or raise money.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Confronting Conor McGregor – Vidgeo. “This is likely the weirdest thing I’ve ever shared. It’s a mashup of videos of controversial MMA star Conor McGregor, punching, well, everything. Car chases; people in other memes; I’m pretty sure I saw Jeremy Corbyn crying at one point. My point in sharing this is that it’s a perfect example of the memetic petri dish the Internet has become. Shitposters and redditors, mashing up mashups, thousands of new creations a minute as grist for the upvoting mill. Warhol was more right than he knew: In the Attention Age, each of us gets fifteen seconds of infamy. To reiterate, this is a weird clip. But for future anthropologists—or visiting aliens combing through the wreckage of a civilization—it’s a time capsule.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • History on Wheels: Roller Skating – Godberd. “What it says on the tin: a brief history of roller skating.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Qantas seven-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes – CNN. “Truly, we live in strange times.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • Substack Is Doing to Blogs What TikTok Did to Instagram – Yeti Distro. “You can keep all your hype about TikTok. I’m more excited about Substack. I’m not using it (yet). But, I am very excited about this. Truth is, I’m always excited about new ways to publish content (text, in particular). Looking for what’s next in content? Check this out…” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Why Books Don’t Work – Andy Matuschak. “You might think that this is just another tech enthusiast (true, he is a software engineer) waxing poetic about how tech is so much better than other ways to do… well… just about everything. But this is a very fascinating (and long) read about how books are not all that they’re cracked up to be. You may not agree with the author (I don’t), but it’s a perspective worthy of reading… line by line… like a book ;)” (Mitch for Hugh).

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

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