The New Science of Building Teams - by Sandy Pentland
A little book by Albert Wenger: World After Capital
After you've read that, read Enough with all this Basic Income Bullishit, by Nicolas Colin
If you really want something important to happen, you should make a side bet against it. Here's why.
Ed Thorp's new book, coming in January
Science is evolving in the wrong direction due to wrong incentives - excellent piece
The sad case of Linus Pauling, who won two Nobel Prizes and couldn't see the forest for the trees.
One area where I think we are especially distinctive is failure. I believe we are the best place in the world to fail (we have plenty of practice!), and failure and invention are inseparable twins. To invent you have to experiment, and if you know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment. Most large organizations embrace the idea of invention, but are not willing to suffer the string of failed experiments necessary to get there.
- Jeff Bezos