But where did the algorithm come from? – Seth Godin

Imagine if the owner of the local bookstore hid books from various authors or publishers. They’re on the shelf, sure, but misfiled, or hidden behind other books. Most of us would find this offensive, and I for one like the freedom I have (for now) to choose a new store, one that connects me to what…

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On Rooted Productivity — Cal Newport

The Root Of All Productivity The new year is here, which means productivity tweaks are in the air. I’m not going to offer you a specific strategy today. Instead, I want to touch briefly on a meta habit that will help you succeed in any number of areas in your life where you seek more effectiveness. It’s something…

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The Inevitable Often Takes Way Longer To Happen Than You Might Think — AVC

I saw the news today that Nielsen reported that Streaming Now Officially the Number One Way We Listen to Music in America and I thought to myself “didn’t that happen a decade ago?” The report goes on to say that “on-demand audio streams surpassed 251 billion in 2016–a 76 percent increase that accounts for 38 percent…

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Maps and Globes

If someone needs directions, don’t give them a globe. It’ll merely waste their time. But if someone needs to understand the way things are, don’t give them a map. They don’t need directions, they need to see the big picture.

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Good taste — Seth Godin

When you appeal to the better nature of a specific group, you’re doing something with good taste. Just barely ahead of the status quo, in sync but leaning forward. The key understandings are: It is never universal. Good taste is tribal, not widespread. It’s momentary. The definition changes over time. And it’s aspirational. When we…

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Talking Connected Cars with ustwo Auto in London!

I’m excited to host a PRODDUCT event in London on Jan 30th with ustwo Auto. Get ready to talk Connected Cars with the head of ustwo Auto Tim Smith. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet other professional involved in building Connected Car Products. Seats are limited so RSVP here.

Check out the demo below to see how ustwo has re-imagined the car dashboard:

 

Quantum Computing — AVC

One of the challenges with the current state of cryptology is that quantum computing breaks most of the current forms of crypto, a point made in this twitter exchange a few days ago: @CarpeDiemCyber @rhhackett extremely disruptive — Fred Wilson (@fredwilson) January 2, 2017 So what is the state of quantum computing? Well according to…

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