Weekend Reads

Saturday. Hopefully you’ve had a productive week. Enjoy these articles and podcasts I’ve curated for you. Have a fun weekend full of Halloween candy, drinks, and Stranger Things binge watching!


  • Rory Sutherland – all week long. A 5 part series on one of the most smartest and most fascinating people I’ve read or listened to. (The Waiter’s Pad)
  • Interview with Christopher Lochhead from Legends and Losers podcast. Lochhead talks about Category Design, Positioning Yourself, and The Future of The Company. Podcast episode. (Marketing Over Coffee
  • Legends and Losers Podcast. So surprised I haven’t listened to this podcast before. Full of extremely smart and talented people having candid conversations on success, losing, and everything else in between. (Legends and Losers)
  • The Family That Built an Empire of Pain. One family has greatly benefited from the opioid crisis. Here the are. (New Yorker)
  • The angry sea will kill us all. (Stuff)


  • China’s AI Awakening. The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it. (MIT Technology Review)
  • The 10 Top Recommendations for the AI Field in 2017 (Medium)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions. With all the hype around AI taking jobs, being a panacea for the world, and becoming the Terminator, it’s worth stepping back and getting perspective. It’s likely the hype around AI is like the other times we’ve had hype around AI, and that progress will be slower than its proponents desire. (MIT Technology Review)
  • Explain Like I’m 5 – How does a database handle 1 billion users? (Reddit)
  • Stop Using Word2Vec. Sometimes simpler is better. (Stichfix)

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