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An AnandTech Exclusive: The Jim Keller Interview
In the past, we've mentioned that in the semiconductor industry there are a few individuals that are more than worthy of the term 'rockstar'. These individuals, no matter where they are, shake up their industry and often do it many times over their career. via Pocket
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4 hours ago
Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Don Norman
“Science Finds–Industry Applies–Man Conforms.” That was the motto of the Chicago 1933 International Exposition. I used it as the epigraph of my 1993 book, Things That Make Us Smart, suggesting that it be flipped to read “People Propose, Technology Conforms. via Pocket
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5 hours ago
The wild future of 4D design
The future of 4D printing is here—and now available for purchase at New York’s Patrick Parrish Gallery, where Swiss designer Christoph Guberan and the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT’s International Design Center have just unveiled a collection of functional inflatable lamps, vases, and vessels. via Pocket
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5 hours ago
There must be a reckoning
President Trump committed yet another grotesque violation of the Constitution on his recent trip to Scotland, when he used nearly $70,000 in public money to pay for rooms at a hotel in Scotland he owns directly, The Scotsman reports. via Pocket
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5 hours ago
A Strategy for Maximizing Agency | Design Luck
The great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy envisioned the passing of history as a kind of storm. Rather than the standard narrative of a linear storyline shaped by great men and women, he instead thought of it as a broader system in which people operated with limited free will. via Pocket
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17 hours ago
The Power of Decision Frameworks | Design Luck
In the early 1990s, while working on Wall Street, Jeff Bezos noticed something strange. He was nearing 30 years of age, and it was at the dawn of the internet revolution. via Pocket
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17 hours ago
The Power of Positive People - The New York Times
Are you spending time with the right people for your health and happiness? While many of us focus primarily on diet and exercise to achieve better health, science suggests that our well-being also is influenced by the company we keep. via Pocket
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17 hours ago
[FoR&AI] Steps Toward Super Intelligence I, How We Got Here – Rodney Brooks
God created man in his own image. Man created AI in his own image. via Pocket
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Seedbank — discover machine learning examples – TensorFlow – Medium
Discovering and getting started with Machine Learning can be daunting. Perhaps you have a vague project idea and are looking for a place to start and adapt from. Or you’re looking for inspiration and want to get a sense of what’s possible. via Pocket
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2. Adding the Back and Wall Cleat - FineWoodworking
Compressing tenons with a hammer and vise makes assembly easier and prevents the mortise from scraping off all the glue during assembly, which can starve the joint. I learned this… via Pocket
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The Age of Floating Transport – Citymapper – Medium
Many years ago, humans invented the wheel. Then one day they invented the app. Now you need apps to use wheels.. Our mission has been to build the ultimate urban transport app and make cities easier to use. We’ve helped people understand the fixed transport infrastructure of their cities. via Pocket
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2 days ago
Why I Love B2B over B2C for Startups and Entrepreneurs - Atrium
The biggest technology companies in the world are typically consumer internet companies, like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook, so it’s easy for new entrepreneurs to be attracted to B2C. via Pocket
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The Case Against Work - The Philosophers' Magazine
I have spent most of my working life as an academic. One thing I have noticed in the course of my career is the dysfunctional relationship that academics have with their work. Many academics are notorious overworkers. via Pocket
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2 days ago
The Trump First Doctrine - WSJ
Donald Trump left for Europe a week ago with his reputation enhanced by a strong Supreme Court nomination. He returned Monday with that reputation diminished after a tumultuous week of indulging what amounts to the Trump First Doctrine. Mr. via Pocket
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Trump-Putin Meeting: How Will Republicans React? - The Atlantic
There are exactly two possible explanations for the shameful performance the world witnessed on Monday, from a serving American president. via Pocket
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Chapter One: The Democracy | Crooked Media
The ACLU is organizing grassroots volunteers across the country to resist the Trump administration’s attacks on our civil liberties. Help flip state legislatures and governors’ seats from red to blue. via Pocket
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Do Not Let The Press Conference Distract You From The Closed-Door Meeting: A Guide To Putin's M.O.
Beware the shell-shock inducing provocations of the press-conference. They distract from the real danger – what happens in the private confab between the two Presidents and the consequences. Stay focused on that. via Pocket
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What Hold Does Putin Have on Trump? - The Atlantic
We still do not know what hold Vladimir Putin has upon President Trump, but the whole world has now witnessed the power of its grip. Russia helped Donald Trump into the presidency, as Robert Mueller’s indictment vividly details. Putin, in his own voice, has confirmed that he wanted Trump elected. via Pocket
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Putin’s Attack on the U.S. Is Our Pearl Harbor - POLITICO Magazine
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a surprise conventional attack against the U.S. Pacific Fleet moored at Pearl Harbor. via Pocket
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Opinion | Raising My Child in a Doomed World - The New York Times
Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place. Mr. Scranton is the author of “We’re Doomed. Now What? Essays on War and Climate Change.” via Pocket
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30 Newsletters I Couldn't Live Without – There’s Method in the Madness – Medium
Newsletters can be awesome sources of inspiration, opportunity and entertainment, if you find the right onesI love a good newsletter. via Pocket
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Customer Love Framework – Samaipata Ventures – Medium
At Samaipata we invest in exceptional founders leveraging on tech to make the world more human. But when I pitch Samaipata to entrepreneurs, fellow investors and family/friends the situation generally goes like this: via Pocket
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How Auction Houses Are Engaging Younger Collectors | Architectural Digest
It’s Friday night at Freeman’s auction house, but the doors are wide open. Ahead of the house’s Collector’s Sale in February, the austere building on Philadelphia’s bustling Chestnut Street was throwing a party. via Pocket
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The New Titans Of Retail: Emily Weiss And Katrina Lake
Chris Walton , Contributor I write serious and sometimes comic musings on retail's evolution Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Mark June 26, 2o18 on the calendar. via Pocket
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Evolution of the Corner Store — Strong Towns
Many corner stores were driven out of business then, but some adapted to the times. Corner stores evolved from community hubs that sold healthy foods into pay-at-the-pump gas stations that sold an array of sugary drinks and high-calorie snacks. via Pocket
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“Something That Would Destroy HBO”: Inside the House of Plepler, Creatives See an “Insurance Policy” That Will Protect Them from Becoming Netflix | Vanity Fair
In summer 2016, Richard Plepler flew to Dallas to attend a business dinner with a relatively new contact of his named John Stankey. The two men could not have appeared more dissimilar. Plepler, the urbane C.E.O. via Pocket
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302 Found
Fifty years ago, almost to the day, Hewlett-Packard hired me to launch their first desktop computer, the 9100A, on the French market. It was love at first sight: After years in the weeds, I was finally joining a serious organization — and an American company at that. via Pocket
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If Experience Is The New Product, How Do You Manage It?
Most companies take an internally oriented approach to organizing, centered on products, processes and functions such as risk management and marketing. But a few pioneering companies have begun to organize around how customers experience their products and services. via Pocket
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Designing Masterpieces Of Customer Experience
Customer interactions ranging from the ordinary, in-moment (“Alexa, order me a pizza”) to the life-changing (“Will my health insurance cover this procedure?”) share a common trait: Their success hinges on excellent design. via Pocket
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A New Look Inside Theranos’ Dysfunctional Corporate Culture | WIRED
Alan Beam was sitting in his office reviewing lab reports when Theranos CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes poked her head in and asked him to follow her. She wanted to show him something. They stepped outside the lab into an area of open office space where other employees had gathered. via Pocket
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3 days ago
The agile workplace is pants | workessence
Agile. Workplace word of the decade, perhaps. It all started with the Manifesto for Agile Software Development of course, originating in the wonderfully-named Snowbird, Utah in 2001 – and then everyone else jumped all over it. Which is ironic. via Pocket
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3 days ago
The Problem With Innovation: The Biggest Companies Are Hogging All the Gains - WSJ
Economists trying to explain a long-term slowdown in productivity increasingly believe gains are not spreading through the economy, as they once did via Pocket
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Unfollowing Everybody
At this point, there's nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. via Pocket
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4 days ago
THR's Tower Bar Oral History: The Celebrity-Soaked Eatery Turns 10 | Hollywood Reporter
Everyone from Maureen Dowd to Kevin Huvane recounts stories behind the beloved insiders' watering hole, where Tom Ford's distaste for "fat girls" spawned the town's most famous maitre d', and Bill Murray iced Lance Armstrong ("it was karmic"). via Pocket
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4 days ago
In the Middle Class, and Barely Getting By - The New York Times
SQUEEZED Why Our Families Can’t Afford America By Alissa Quart 320 pp. Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers. $27.99. Over the months that I was pregnant, my overriding fear was that I would not be able to afford a child. via Pocket
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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach
After decades of promise and hype, AI is now seemingly everywhere. via Pocket
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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: Are Innovation and R&D Yielding Decreasing Returns?
Given the pace of technological change, we tend to think of our age as the most innovative ever.  But over the past several years, a number of economists have argued that increasing R&D efforts are yielding decreasing returns. via Pocket
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House of the Dead | by Jane Kramer | The New York Review of Books
It could be argued that the women of Mycenae would have fared better if the gods had just kept busy inventing themselves and begetting their way out of Chaos. via Pocket
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Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi | The Talks
Ms. Weiss and Mr. Manfredi, how would you define the concept of cinematic architecture? via Pocket
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4 days ago
Just how meaningful is coincidence, beyond the statistics? | Aeon Essays
In the 1920s, one of Carl Jung’s female patients proved particularly frustrating to him – notwithstanding her ‘excellent education’ and ‘highly polished Cartesian rationalism’. via Pocket
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The Great American Road Trip Goes Luxe—For Better or Worse - WSJ
THERE IS NOTHING like a road trip to make you feel alive and free to go anywhere you darn well please on a full tank of gas. via Pocket
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Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire - WSJ
NEWPORT, R.I.—“I love this room!” Carolyn Rafaelian declared as she stepped into a roughly 2,000-square-foot ballroom at Belcourt, the Gilded Age Rhode Island mansion she’s spent more than $15 million restoring. via Pocket
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The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump | Books | The Guardian
Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and fear can make people susceptible to the lies and false promises of leaders bent on unconditio via Pocket
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5 days ago
Michael Ondaatje's Golden Man Booker Speech is Really Great | Literary Hub
Michael Ondaatje’s beloved novel, The English Patient, was recently voted the most popular Man Booker Prize-winner of all time. Here’s what he said upon winning the “Golden” Man Booker: via Pocket
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