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:
- A Fire Story, Part 1 – The Fies File. “I have many friends in the Santa Rosa area of California, near where dry brush and brutal winds have left thousands homeless. This very personal story, a simple comic, hurt to read. It’s also beautiful.” (Alistair for Hugh).
- AUTOMATICA 4k – Robots Vs. Music – Nigel Stanford – YouTube. “This is an amazing video. Good song… perfect for our time. That is all.” (Alistair for Mitch).
- This Company Added the Word ‘Blockchain’ to Its Name and Saw Its Shares Surge 394% – Bloomberg Technology. “Is there a bitcoin bubble?” (Hugh for Alistair).
- Saudi Arabia Just Announced Plans to Build a Mega City That Will Cost $500 Billion – Bloomberg. “I am imaging a giant oasis in the middle of the desert, covered in a glass bubble, fortified with a quantum laser forcefield, populated by half-a-million people hand-picked by Peter Thiel.” (Hugh for Mitch).
- The Web Began Dying In 2014, Here’s How – Andre Staltz. “Anybody interested in how technology informs us… and changes us… should read this piece. There is plenty to comment on, disagree with and attack… still, there is an equal amount of compelling thoughts that just might make you think (and re-think) everything you hold dearly about the Web. Is there an Internet? Some could argue that it’s just Google and Facebook. Is that enough for you? Not for me.” (Mitch for Alistair).
- Muji’s Anti-Branding Strategy, In 15 Images – Fast Company – Co. Design. “I have always had a funny relationship with brands. I love them… they are the work that I do. Still when it comes to my personal life… I prefer most things unbranded (but from interesting brands). Does that make any sense? If it does/doesn’t, here’s what I mean. Muji is a great example of a brand that I love, because of how little branding they put on their products.” (Mitch for Hugh).