Six Links Worthy of Your Attention #621

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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: 

  • Saul Steinberg: An Overview – Saul Steinberg Foundation“I’d never heard of Saul Steinberg until someone shared his ‘country noises’ image, which uses dingbats and wingdings (those fanciful flourishes that accompany typefaces) to visualize sounds. And you know what? He’s right! A lawnmower, dead leaves across the road, or rain on the roof do look like that. So I dug a bit deeper. Steinberg, who died in 1999, drew The New Yorker covers, and created a ton of modern art across many disciplines. Fortunately, there’s a detailed website that lets you explore what he did. I spent a happy hour browsing, and I suspect you will too.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Oxford Electric Bell – Wikipedia. “I’m absolutely loving Stephen Fry‘s science history podcast, Great Leap Years, which may be the best Western science history documentary since James Burke‘s Connections. The first episode is about how we achieved language; the second, how the press unlocked it for us all; and the third delves into electricity. Along the way I was reminded of the Oxford Electric Bell, a dry-pile battery that has run continuously since 1840. It’s not magic, but it’s damned close.” (Alistair for Mitch). 
  • Cats learn the names of their friend cats in their daily lives – Nature. “There’s something wonderful about imagining that Mr. Snuggles thinks about his friend cat whenever a human mentions her name, Princess Pipi.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • The Web3 Decentralization Debate Is Focused on the Wrong Question – Wired. “Still getting my head around crypto/web3 and whether anything nice will come of it. Cautiously optimistic?” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • Audio For Content Creators – Brian Miller – YouTube. “In a world where video is king, I still believe that great sounding audio (whether it’s an audio podcast or for a YouTube video) is really the non-’secret sauce’, of getting an audience hooked on your content. I’ve been subscribed to Brian Miller’s YouTube page, Audio For Content Creators, for some time, and have been lucky enough to get to know him, personally, over the past little while (shout-out to Zoe Chance for making the re-introduction). His channel is a goldmine of information, products, tactics and new thinking about what it takes to create great audio (and how easy/cheap it can be). So, whatever level of content creation you’re dealing with, Audio For Content Creators, is a great channel to upskill and be subscribed to.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Plunging Markets, Crypto Winters, and Elon’s Twitter Deal with David Yermack – The Prof G Pod With Scott Galloway. “Money. It’s on everybody’s mind these days. A plunging stock market, crypto is all over the place, and general sense of a bear market looms (if it’s not already here). Whether you’re into cryptocurrency or have no interest in the federal reserve, please do yourself a favor and listen to this podcast. It’s a fascinating conversation between the always brilliant, Scott Galloway, and David Yermack (who is a professor of Finance and Business Transformation at the Stern School of Business. I wish that all podcast about money, economics and our future world were this engaging…” (Mitch for Hugh).

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