Weekend Reading, 4/21/17 edition

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Howdy.

For several years, I maintained a sort-of link blog here, in the form of Linky Goodness.

I think I’ve successfully proven that I’m not going to keep a linky goodness going in a meaningful way. I have several years of observations to back that up. So, I’m going to see if I can dedicate an hour a week to put together what I think are the best reads for the weekend. This is week one. We’ll see if I can make it to week two. I give it a 60% shot.

This is a brilliant dissection of the United CEO’s weasel-y memos last week. Compare and contrast with Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos’s annual shareholder letter.

So, how well do you know how the brain works (and what Elon Musk has been up to)? Find out with Tim Urban’s latest, Neuralink and the brain’s magical future.

Maybe you’ll use artificial intelligence for marketing and analytics. Most likely you’ll underestimate the complexity unless you’re one of those mythical 10x engineers. To succeed, you may have to withdraw from Slack .

It’s hard enough to predict the initial impact of these advanced technologies, but what are the likely second-order effects of self-driving cars?

And finally, this is a surprisingly sweet video.

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