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:
- Can being deceived be fun? Robert thinks so! – Robert Strong – Ignite Talks – YouTube. “This is a fun Ignite Talk. I love me some Derren Brown. Robert Strong dives into twenty slides of illusions. After all my heavy links, I figured this would cheer things up a bit.” (Alistair for Hugh and video below).
- Creativity, Curiosity & Guts With Andy Nulman. “Y’all love podcasts, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t show our friend Andy Nulman some love. Here’s his new podcast, based on the course he’s taught over the years. For those who don’t know, Andy was the founder of Just For Laughs, a successful author, a compelling speaker, and an all-around fantastic human.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- a-ha – Take On Me – Live From MTV Unplugged – YouTube. “Fabulous acoustic version of the 80s classic from the Norwegian synth-pop wonders, a-ha, recorded in 2017.” (Hugh for Alistair and video below).
- Why the hell are they called a one-hit wonder? Sold 100 million with #1 80s hit ever – Professor of Rock – YouTube. “The Professor of Rock (I’d love to have this guy over for dinner) delivers a master lecture on the history of ‘Take On Me’ from a-ha.” (Hugh for Mitch and video below).
- The Culture Creating A.I. Is Weird. Here’s Why That Matters – The New York Times – The Ezra Klein Store. “This is a really fascinating podcast conversation that spans the topics of artificial intelligence, the philosophy of Silicon Valley, technology innovations, geography and how weird things evolve… from the weird into the everyday… and why that happens. Does it take ‘weird’ to develop the technology of tomorrow? Apparently so… and Erik Davis has some fascinating perspectives…” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Marina Gorbis & Jerry Davis – Team Human Podcast. “I’m finding myself using the platform of podcasting to accelerate my learning when it comes to artificial intelligence, philosophy, capitalism and the future of what work means. If any of those topics interest you, this is one of the more interesting conversations I’ve heard on the topic. I’ve mentioned it before, but Douglas Rushkoff is one of my favorite thinkers out there. Everything he writes and creates (from comic books to documentaries), I devour. I’ve had him on Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast countless times, and I am very excited that he will be in Montreal to present at the upcoming C2 event. With that, take a listen to this conversation. Marina Gorbis is Executive Director of the Institute for the Future (also the author of The Nature of the Future), and Jerry Davis is the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan (also the author of Managed By The Markets).” (Mitch for Hugh).
Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.