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:
- The Great Dead End – Quentin Hardy – Long Now Foundation – YouTube. “Quentin Hardy is a career journalist who now works with Google on their cloud computing content. He’s also part of the Long Now Foundation, a group that tries to consider world events on a broader timeframe. Here’s a talk he gave on the history of Sienna, Italy, and what it can tell us about the downstream cultural impact of plagues and pandemics.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Music, Makers & Machines – A brief history of electronic music – Google Arts & Culture. “An incredible multimedia site on the history and tech behind electronic music. I lost hours on it, and you should too (even though you prefer analog strings to digital ones!).” (Alistair for Mitch).
- How to Dislodge a 200,000-Ton Ship From a Canal Wall – Bloomberg. “Somehow a giant ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal (which is the maritime route that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian and Pacific Oceans) seems appropriate for our times. Here’s how they might get it out.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- The Strange Reason You’ll Always Weigh Less in Canada Than Anywhere Else – Conde Nast Traveler. “Whenever I return to Canada from abroad, I always feel my step gets a little bit lighter, heavy bags not so heavy, gravity just seems a little less grave. Here’s why.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- ‘I stubbornly didn’t die’: Canadian tech investor John Ruffolo’s recovery from near-fatal accident – BNN Bloomberg. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing venture capitalist (and proud Canadian), John Ruffolo, for many years (we met through a mutual friend, attended events together, and both sit on the advisory board for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40). The news of his bike accident shook many in the community to our core. A cycling accident that nearly killed him, and has left him paralyzed from the waist down. This is his story along with an incredible interview. John was always someone to respect and admire. His persistence, resilience and drive is palpable. While his journey and recovery continues, he is an inspiration. We’re lucky to have him in our world.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Daniel Kahneman Doesn’t Trust Your Intuition – Taken For Granted Podcast. “During one of my morning walks through the summit woods, I listened to this lovely conversation between host, Adam Grant, and Nobel Prize winner, Daniel Kahneman… and what a treat it was. A real moment of brilliance, insight, and true debate about our decisions and how we think. I didn’t want the walk to end. It’s about how our biases can cloud our thinking, and where trust and intuition come into play. Trust me, you (and everyone that you know) should take a listen to this…” (Mitch for Hugh).
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