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, HBS, chair of Strata, Startupfest, Pandemonio, 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:
- Operation Luigi: How I hacked my friend without her noticing – The Hacker Known As “Alex”. “Ever wonder how people get hacked? Here’s a good (funny, simple) description of someone hacking a willing victim. Few nefarious tools here: Mostly Google, some experimentation, and a bit of dumb luck. Get two-factor authentication already.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- Paula Simons: The man who wasn’t there: Who is Mr. Mak, the missing mayoral mystery candidate? – Edmonton Journal. “Want to run for office without actually showing up? I can’t tell if this is a prank, idiocy, or flat-out genius. But whatever the case, there’s a story here. And, I’d watch the hell out of the resulting documentary.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- China is opening a new quantum research supercenter – Popular Science. “China is putting $10 billion into a new quantum computing centre. Do you get the feeling that they are doing some long-term strategic planning at the highest level, and putting money where their strategy is? Do you think we can say the same in Canada or the US?” (Hugh for Alistair).
- The Path to Power in China – Bloomberg Politics. “Given the … strangeness … of western politics these days, I’ve been wondering how the political system operates elsewhere. Here’s an overview of how the small group of elite leaders are chosen.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- These Are The People Behind Million-Dollar Sales Of Companies That Sell On Amazon – BuzzFeed. “When people think of Amazon, they think of retail… selling stuff. Amazon is so much more than that. From web services to media platform and beyond. Still, if you did want to focus in on Amazon and the retail space, here’s some information that might spark an entrepreneurial dialogue: why not start a business on Amazon only and then sell it… for millions of dollars… with a huge multiple? Yes… it’s a very real thing.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Ev Williams Wants To Save Media — Again. But Some Writers And Publishers Are Skeptical – BuzzFeed. “Is it just me, or is Medium getting better and better? I love Medium. Smart people writing smart stuff across a myriad of topics. It’s free to publish, and writers can even (try to) make money on the platform now. I know some marketers might consider Medium a ‘rented property’ and not the idea place to publish ideas (get your own blog and own the direction connection with the audience right?)… or is it? What if Medium is the ideal place to publish, read and (gasp) even pay for great content? It could be… right?” (Mitch for Hugh).