Food for Thought:
- QZ – Should driverless cars kill their own passengers to save a pedestrian? Your Philosophy 101 class from freshman year just got real.
- NYTimes – The Power of Nudges, for Good and Bad. Setting the default can help people make better choices, but some times, the default is against people’s best interest.
- TED – Why some of us don’t have one true calling – Credit EW – What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you’re not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you’re not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls “multipotentialites” — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime
- CN – Spend More Time Managing Your Time
- 538 – Designing The Best Board Game On The Planet – For HM – The game ends in nuclear war only about 5 percent of the time. That’s a good thing. It gives Ananda Gupta faith in humanity. The game is called Twilight Struggle, and it’s the top-ranked board game in the world.
- WSJ – Adventures in Fertility. Jason Gay on the ups and downs of the costly, often heartbreaking, sometimes comic world of fertility medicine.
- HuffPo – Chris Christie Makes Emotional Plea To Rethink Drug Addiction. Like him or hate him, Christie is spot on in this 6 min video about the impact of drug addiction.
- OTC – The Nashville Real Estate Market in 1 Chart
- Medium – Reconsider. The Founder of Basecamp and 37 Signals skewers the rat race of the Angel/VC/Unicorn startup complex.
- BI – Epic slide deck from former Yahoo board member lays out the future of tech and media. Long but well done
- CID – Ever wanted to see the true scale of the world economy? New tool from Harvard visualizes 15 trillion dollars of world trade.
- BI – Snip-its from Baupost Group’s Q3 Letter
- Fortune – How First Data reinvented itself to become 2015’s biggest IPO
- TF – How to Say “No” When It Matters Most (or “Why I’m Taking a Long ‘Startup Vacation’”)
- BizWeek – Can Detroit Beat Google to the Self-Driving Car? Inside GM’s fight to get to the future first.
- Economist – Greater than the sum of its parts. It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America
- ESPN – ‘Pete’s over:’ How USC’s hopes of recapturing glory failed the Trojans
- Valet – Ralph Lauren University. Some of the biggest names in fashion have one thing in common – they all called Ralph Lauren boss. So what does the living legend teach his students?
- CBS – A critical time for watchmakers. – Credit DH – Patek Phillipe has opened a watch school in New York – 300 people applied for the first class, 6 were chosen.