Freeman’s Mind: Episode 58
Never came around to share this, but I love this show (and that Ross continues to this date!).
Where are u from?
From the same planet as you are, I hope. Specifically I was born in Germany.
How business will go from a vertical organization to a horizontal structure through Big Data and online communities.
Also has some interesting insights about the powerful surveillance systems of casinos in Las Vegas.
An 8-foot-tall robot got drivers to fall in line. Here’s a look at the science of why humans are willing to obey robots.
The video is in French, but you still get how the robot works. It’s just lovely. This wouldn’t be possible with our rules and regulations…
…it is packed with evidence — both empirical and anecdotal — that illnesses humanity worked out how to halt fifty years ago are again a threat in the west.
Ignorant people literally harming humanity…
Read this. Now!
It’s good to be reminded that the internet is not just this big happy place once in a while. Speak up the next time you see behavior you do not agree with! I myself am guilty of often moving on and thinking, it’s ‘just’ the internet. But at the end of the day there are still mostly human beings on the other end.
The James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture 2013: Kevin Spacey (by mgeitf)
Fortunately, “better than the old way” is a very low bar, and most good developers casting about for a new gig would far rather work on a real paid interesting project for a week than spend a day regurgitating code on a whiteboard.
The only real problem is that it doesn’t scale. Google, for instance, would need to find literally thousands of one-week audition projects every year for its candidates, which is probably not realistic.
One more reason I dislike big companies.
The Collaborative Economy - Jeremiah Owyang
Sharing is a natural part of society while classical hierarchy and business thinking have been forced upon it. Based on that Jeremiah tries to sell a new collaborative economy model. It feels a little too hard and really vague right now, but his group is definitely on to something there. Watch the video for details on how letting go your company might gain you more in life.
The Collaborative Economy - Jeremiah Owyang - Altimeter Group - LeWeb London 2013 (by leweb)