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:
- Tesla AI Day – Tesla – YouTube. “Tesla‘s self-driving tech is pretty amazing. They recently ran an online event to recruit data scientists and AI experts that showed some of their challenges, and how they’ve overcome them. If you want to nerd out a bit on building multi-dimensional spaces from eight camera views in real time—wow. Skip to the 38 minute mark to watch a car drive itself for a while; then to the 47 minute mark for the talks.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- The Fierce Legal Battle at the Heart of the Fight Over Reclining Airline Seats – Slate. “I love the framing of this discussion around airline seatbacks: You can either use a tray table, or the person in front of you can put their seat back. The airlines stay out of the debate intentionally, allowing them to ‘ ell’ the space used by a reclined seat twice. This is a fascinating look at the notion of possession, something we seldom talk about outside of courtrooms that borders on the philosophical.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- Cutting bell peppers and adding googly eyes is bound to heal your soul a little, give it a try – @thegallowboob – Twitter. “What it says on the tin. I have yet to try this, but these pics are a good enough incentive for me to buy some googly eyes.” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Museum of Failure. “Sweden’s ‘Museum of Failure is a collection of failed products and services from around the world.’ … Including the Betamax, a Twitter-only phone, and Ikea’s blow-up furniture.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- How Caffeine Has Fueled History – Wired. “Can you imagine a world without coffee? There so much that you may not know about coffee – especially in relation to work. Here’s a fascinating little take on what is – essentially – a drug… and one that most of us need to get the day going (and keep it going).” (Mitch for Alistair).
- A Startup Is Turning Houses Into Corporations, And The Neighbors Are Fighting Back – Planet Money – NPR. “On paper, there are many startups (that are worth billions of dollars) that sound like a smart/great idea… and maybe they are. It’s also possible that when these ideas are turned into reality, the impact outside of the transaction is something that society isn’t ready for… or… gasp… something that is really hated!” (Mitch for Hugh).
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