- Douglas Adams: "How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Internet." This is old - 1999 - but *totally* prescient.
- Jordan Husney/Medium: "You're Nothing Without My Inefficiencies." An interesting and powerful method of negotiating joint ventures.
- Gary Sheynkman/Medium: "Media companies' org structures are outdated, the Church did it better." Come to think of it, the Bible *is* really powerful.
- John McDermott/Digiday: "Undercurrent's biz dev strategy: Show how to fix Yahoo." I'm inclined towards out-of-the-box approaches to new relationships (cf. my relationship with Quirky), and it's a good thing.
- Stephen Wunker/Forbes: "Six Steps to Put Christensen's Jobs-to-be-done Theory into Practice." Don't build products - build solutions.
- Arjun Bharadwaj/3D Printing Industry: "Concept Laser is Big on Metals." Concept's new DMLS machine looks pretttty cool. I kinda wish they'd stop with the "cusing" shit, tho.
- 3Ders: "World's First: Dutch patient has her skull replaced with 3D printed implant." HER WHOLE SKULL! REPLACED! WITH 3D PRINTED PLASTIC!
- 3Ders: "Philips Hue goes high-end with $3,500 3D-printed smart lamp." Hue - as the standalone product that it is today - is uninteresting and transitional. It looks much cooler as a pretty, walled garden, though.
- Davide Sher/3D Printing Industry: "Additive Manufacturing with HSS could replace Injection Moulding and That's a Factum." Super-fast, super-cheap 3D printing would revolutionize consumer products. I wonder what the surface finish looks like.
- Mark Solomon/DCVelocity: "Amazon plans revamp of U.S. shipping with mix of private fleet, regional carriers, USPS." As someone whose USPS service is marginal at best, I'm excited for Amazon's private fleet delivery.
- Bill Gurley/Above The Crowd: "A Deeper Look at Uber's Dynamic Pricing Model." A good summary of how Uber's pricing operates, and why we should accept & love it.
- Ben Thompson/Stratechery: "The Cost of Bitcoin." I had never considered the power consumption of a cryptocurrency.
- Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch: "iBeacons Aren't Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them as iPhone Quick Launchers At Home." This app is still pretty limited, but the basic idea is interesting.
- Dough Thompson/beekn: "FlyBeacon: Travel Smart with iBeacon." This is an *excellent* non-retail use of beaconing.
- Nate Silver/FiveThirtyEight: "What the Fox Knows." This is a great mission statement *and* a really, really good dissection of the different types of journalism.
- Ben Thompson/Stratechery: "FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average." A good additional perspective on Nate Silver.
- Ben Thompson/Stratechery: "Newspapers are Dead; Long Live Journalism." You should really, really, read this.
- The Great Discontent: "Nicholas Felton." A good interview with a really interesting guy.
Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.
- Nick Chirls/Alphaworks: "Oculus." Nick puts forth a great argument for equity crowdfunding.
- Timoni West: "Better Laws, Better World." ...aaaand, Timoni is joining Alphaworks! Even cooler (and a good story, too).
- Nick Barr/Quora: "Kickstarter, Oculus, and Facebook." I hesitate to say that the Oculus acquisition will have a long-lasting effect on Kickstarter's reputation, but it'll be interesting to see how the public conceives of its sense of a project's ownership over time.
- Tom Simonite/MIT Technology Review: "The Latest Chat App for iPhone Needs No Internet Connection." This is pretty cool - P2P mesh connectivity for iOS.