Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #359

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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 InterestingTilt the WindmillHBS; chair of StrataStartupfestPandemonio, and ResolveTO; Author of Lean Analytics and some other books), 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: 

  • The Real Reason Chinatown Produce Is Crazy Cheap – Saveur. “In a talk on discontinuous innovation last week, I observed that a hamburger patty grown in a lab cost $325K in 2013 — and just $12 in 2016. The world of food is changing radically, and with it the traditional distribution channels. If you’ve ever wondered how Chinatowns in North America manage to maintain a huge variety of produce, while also keeping costs down, here’s your answer.” (Alistair for Hugh).
  • Inside a BDSM Dungeon with a Hillary Dom and a Guilty, Diaper-Clad Trump Voter – Vice Broadly. “Okay, this is decidedly not safe for work. But it definitely qualifies as interesting. And it’s not really politics, in keeping with our promise to stay away from that stuff. But it is about atonement, and the pecadilloes of the human psyche. So yes, here is a story (with a film) about Trump supporters who are literally asking to be locked up and punished for their behavior. Few things have summed up the current psyche so well.” (Alistair for Mitch).
  • Power Lines in Anime – Tumblr. “The Internet eh? Here is an entire website dedicated to still of power lines and high tension wires from Anime.” (Hugh for Alistair).
  • Blade Runner: A Game-Chasing Science Fiction Classic – Cinephilia And Beyond. “This is almost certainly the most candy-filled article about Blade Runner you are likely to find, just in time for Blade Runner 2049.” (Hugh for Mitch).
  • The ‘Billions’ Exit Survey – The Ringer Staff – Medium. “I’m not much a television viewer anymore. I find it hard to follow shows and feel out of the loop when I miss an episode. Even recording them – or keeping them for later to binge watch – is impossible. The time never materializes for me. Plus, when given the choice, I’ll choose a book over TV (or even a movie) any day. Not stating this to show off, but it’s true. With that, I never miss an episode of Billions. It’s brilliantly written and the dialogue and character development is both beautiful and deep. Here’s a great little roundup of the show. I love Wags.” (Mitch for Alistair).
  • Craig Newmark Founded Craigslist To Give Back, Now He’s A Billionaire – Forbes. “The story of Craigslist is a fascinating one. From what the business model did to dismantle the classified cash-cow that was the newspaper industry, to how honest, kind and sincere its founder, Craig Newmark, appears to be. Smartphones are changing the game now. Craigslist could be disrupted. Or will it be? There are a few startups that are enabling people to sell stuff locally and in the moment from their mobile devices. What is Craisglist all about? Will the company ever sell or go public (they say that they will not)? Here’s a great read about an unlikely billionaire who just wants to be a good Internet citizen.” (Mitch for Hugh).

Feel free to share these links and add your picks on Twitter, Facebook, in the comments below or wherever you play.