Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #584

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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: 

  • Draining the Risk Pool – Real Life“As we create increasingly specific insurance products aimed at temporary use, and backed up by sensors, does the fundamental idea of insurance—spreading risk—vanish? Society’s acting like maybe we aren’t in it together after all, and many insurance products take a similar perspective? Insurance is the private sector’s strongest tool for moving public policy (consider what smokers’ insurance premiums did to smoker behavior). But insurance can also have a chilling effect on free speech and freedom of action. An important, cautionary read.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Nestflix. “The cast of Bojack Horseman starred in a fictional sitcom called, Horsin’ Around. The Office‘s Michael Scott fantasizes about being in an awful action flick called, Threat Level Midnight. Futurama‘s  got The Magnificent Three; Schitt’s Creek‘s Moira Rose starred in the daytime soap, Sunrise Bay, for 21 years. Our favorite TV shows and movies reference fictional content — but what if that actually existed? Nestflix is the Inception of Netflix, packed with fake shows as referenced in real shows. So meta.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • Producing for Bob Dylan and Neil Young Taught Daniel Lanois a Thing or Two – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity – YouTube. Daniel Lanois is one of the great music producers to emerge from the late eighties and early nineties, crafting the sound of Peter Gabriel‘s So, U2‘s The Joshua Tree, and working with Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and many others. Wonderful to listen to him talk about music.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Daniel Lanois – Fire (Bing Lounge) – 101.9 KINK.FM – YouTube. “In addition to producing, Daniel Lanois composes and plays beautiful music. Here’s a live version of one of my favorites from him, Fire.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • How to study effectively – Psyche. “It’s back to school time… and back to the actual office (for some). I was thinking about homework and studying. Do my kids know how to study? Do you? Do I? Did I learn how to actually study when I was a kid, or was I just given homework to complete? I don’t think that I ever really learned to study, and while schools these days claim that they teach this as a topic, I’m not sure about that based on what I see when the homework comes home. This is a great read. For your kids (if you have any) and for your work. It will make you think differently about what happens when work has to get done versus when you have to learn/study something. Enjoy…” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Montreal (1927) – Travel Film Archive – YouTube. “Hugh and I both have a keen interest in nostalgia and Montreal. Well, here’s something that I had not seen before. A tour of Montreal from 1927. This is a wild ride through history, and the city in which I was born, still live in, and love very much.” (Mitch for Hugh).

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