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 (BitCurrent, Year One Labs, GigaOM, Human 2.0, Solve For Interesting, the author of Complete Web Monitoring, Managing Bandwidth: Deploying QOS in Enterprise Networks and Lean Analytics), Hugh McGuire (PressBooks, LibriVox, iambik and co-author of Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto) 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:
- Here’s What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone – Forbes. "A week ago I had a chat with A Friend Who Should Know About Such Things about the ways investigators can get into your email. Some are deceptively simple (using Gmail, authorize another account to receive mails on your behalf). But the phone in your pocket is a recording device of previously unthinkable power, and it’s seldom more than a meter from your body. In this Forbes piece, Andy Greenberg looks at what a treasure trove your phone is." (Alistair for Hugh).
- Giorgio Moroder DJS In New York – Dazed Digital. "Daft Punk is everywhere. They, and pretty much everyone else, owe their lives to a man named Giorgio Moroder. Born in 1940, he’s behind everything from Donna Summer‘s ‘I Feel Love’ to the annoying catchy ‘Neverending Story’ to Harold Faltermeyer. And yes, he’s collaborated with Daft Punk. All of this attention seems to have brought him out of hiding, and this is a live set he just played–at 73. Listen and be schooled." (Alistair for Mitch).
- What’s the shrewdest, smartest maneuver you’ve ever seen in business? – Quora. "How Dow Chemical won the battle for the bromine market, in the US and Europe." (Hugh for Alistair).
- The Steve Jobs emails that show how to win a hard-nosed negotiation – Quartz. "Apple‘s Steve Jobs and James Murdoch, a top guy at News Corp negotiate terms for getting HarperCollins ebooks into Apple’s iBooks. Steve Jobs wins." (Hugh for Mitch).
- Taxes on some wealthy French top 100 pct of income: paper – Reuters. "I’m all about helping our fellow citizens. I take no issue with paying taxes for services and the like. Still, it’s incredibly frustrating to think that over fifty percent of what we earn gets taxed (sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less). Then, whatever you’re left with and spend is taxed an additional 15%(ish). We’re all basically working for the man. This article is a jaw-dropper. Yes, there are some people in France that were taxed for one hundred percent of their income. How is that even possible? Read on…" (Mitch for Alistair).
- The One-Person Product – Marco.org. "Now that Yahoo bought tumblr for over one billion dollars, we’ll all start using this as an example of modern business (while Facebook and Instagram get down to figuring out their businesses). Now before Google (or Facebook) grab up Waze for over a billion dollars (which is about to happen), everyone wants to know the true story of David Karp and how this 26 year-old did it. Marco Arment (one of the original people at tumblr and current creator of Instapaper) weaves an amazing tale. If ever there was a piece that should be read by anyone thinking of starting a business, this could well be the one." (Mitch for Hugh).
Now it’s your turn: in the comment section below pick one thing that you saw this week that inspired you and share it.