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:
- Escaping science’s paradox – Works In Progress. “I’ve mentioned the reproducibility crisis in leadership before. Stuart Buck has a great piece on inherent tension in research—the need to push on new frontiers, while also needing to verify past knowledge to be sure it’s reproducible and still valid. If we want science to work, we need to balance these two, but much of academic culture doesn’t do this. Can we get out of the trap?” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Creator, Interrupted – Jessica Carson – TEDxPearlStreet – YouTube. “Jessica Carson gave an amazing talk on founder mental health at Scaletech last week. She points out that startup founders are neuroatypical, and the things that make them thrive can also be their undoing. How do we recognize that mania and enthusiasm are two sides of the same coin? How does the unbridled enthusiasm of the hustle turn into the unmoving obsession of delusion? I found it a very useful lens through which to view creatives—and this TEDx talk, which drifts into poetry at times, is pretty passionate.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Joe Rogan Experience #1558 – Tristan Harris – YouTube. “Tristan Harris worked as a design ethicist at Google. He’s highly critical of how social media operates, optimized as it is to promote polarization — by promoting anger, conflict and conspiracy theories.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- ‘Social Media Reward Bad Behavior’: An Interview with Ellen Pao – The New York Review. “Ellen Pao has been in the high seats in Silicon Valley, first at Google-backing VC firm Kleiner-Perkins, then later CEO at Reddit. She’s seen some bad things, fought against them, and found the tech industry largely uninterested. Her thesis is that social media is built to encourage polarization — by promoting anger and conflict.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- David Bowie predicted in 1999 the impact of the Internet in BBC interview – YouTube. “This is what vision looks like. This is what innovation looks like. This is what thinking different looks like. There are a million reasons to love David Bowie. Here’s another one. He wasn’t just an artist or a musician… he was a thinker with the ability to take a concept and see a very different future than those living in the present.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- How To Be Alone – Andrea Dorfman – National Film Board of Canada. “Here’s a short film (just under five minutes) that will leave you speechless because of how breathtaking it is. From the visuals to the writing to the direction. Are you feeling this? I am feeling this…” (Mitch for Hugh).
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