Friday, May 27, 2016

Senses working overtime #58

1 Bill Gates' favourite books

I clicked into this and thought it worth sharing because it seems like an honest list. You know what I mean - it's not a list of worthy but unreadable books (hello James Joyce) but actual books that Bill has enjoyed and still enjoys. Cool!

2 Silicon valley hates music
Really interesting article about the plundering of money from artists - try this for a pull quote: 
The problem has gotten so bad that, in 2015, vinyl record sales generated more income for music creators than the billions of music streams on YouTube and its competitors.

3 Build a bridge

Great article about engineering. Now I'm a million miles away from understanding how engineers do what they do but I loved this wide eyed look at exactly that. Fascinating!

4 They're real and they're spectacular

Jerry Seinfeld's girlfriends from the show.  My favourite is Audrey, who won’t taste Jerry’s pie.

5 Seth Godin
Seth is a fellow less-is-more guy. I loved this post on transitions. Here's the whole thing:


Coming and going matter far more than what happens in the middle.
Opening things.
Closing them.
Tearing off the bandage.
Losing something.
Meeting someone new.
Getting on the airplane, getting off of it.
Being greeted.
Ending a feud.
We mistakenly spend most of our time thinking about, working on and measuring the in-between parts, imagining that this is the meat of it, the important work. In fact, humans remember the transitions, because it's moments of change and possibility and trepidation that light us up.

Overtime: Prince
Wads of words written about Prince since his death but this piece (a four minute read) nicely encapsulates some key ideas.

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