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We've now opened registration for the second annual Next:Economy summit. Here is my post announcing what we'll be covering at the event: "Technology and business as if people matter."
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Good piece about self driving cars and the disruption that Detroit is trying to embrace before it runs over them.
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I have to disagree, lots of hyperbole and not a particularly insightful article.
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Struck by how similar the investment model for Hamilton is to +Bryce Roberts Indie.vc model nyti.ms/1UbkG1J
A breakdown of how much this Broadway blockbuster earns and stands to earn, and a tally of who will benefit most.
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Nick Hanauer is so quotable. He talks “Trickle down clowns,” wage suppression, and corporate welfare in this Bill Maher segment about the $15 minimum wage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyXG8pYZ054 For the intellectual underpinnings of Nick's comments on Bill Maher, see http://democracyjournal.org/magazine/41/a-threat-not-a-theory/ I love Nick's point (which I first heard him make last year at my Next:Economy Summit) that the threat of downsizing workers in response to a higher minimum wage is "an intimidation tactic masquerading as an economic theory.
It’s simply not true that as wages go up, jobs go down. But trickle-downers need people to believe it.
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One thing I could go for would be for the government to use it's wide reaching power and influence to try and make other things cheaper instead of necessarily making the wage higher.  Isn't there some way we could invest into making food, transport, shelter, and communication cheaper?  Be it with 3D Printing, robots, autonomous cars, trucks, and street signs (like stop signs, etc), asteroid mining to being more resources to Earth, energy research.. I mean, really go all in on improving those things so in the long term we fix the underlying issues, and not put band aids on cyclic things that keep everyone down.
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“Before Indie.vc, I was focused on raising a million dollars. Now I’m focused on generating a million dollars in revenue”  Candace Mitchell, Founder of Myavana, quoted by my partner Bryce Roberts of indie.vc and OATV 
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Beautiful exposition by Michael Nielsen on how “cognitive media” helps us think and advance our work. Starts with music, aims at math. 
The world's oldest complete piece of surviving music is the 3400-year-old Hurrian cult hymn. The hymn was found inscribed on clay tablets excavated from the ancient city of Ugarit, in modern-day Syria. Sometime after the hymn was composed, the idea of using notation to record music was lost.
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You've got to love this guy! So glad that he'll be a speaker at my Next:Economy Summit in October.

http://www.inc.com/magazine/201606/sheila-marikar/lola-paul-english-uber.html
If you see Kayak co-founder Paul English behind the wheel of his Tesla, don't get too friendly. He may be working.
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He interviewed me once for a job at Blade. Smart, interesting and very likable man. 
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If you love Hamilton, as I do, and you're interested in data visualization, you'll find this fascinating!
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Smart piece by David Brin about the abuse of Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek by their supposed followers. Worth reading to arm yourself when the kneejerk libertarians start mouthing off about Hayek. If you believe in free markets, you should be extremely concerned about the world's trend towards economic oligarchy.

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I live in a country with fairly strict bank regulation. Guess whose banks didn't need big taxpayer bailouts in 2008?

Unless you're bartering cattle and guarding your property with bands of armed followers, your very money and even land ownership exist by government fiat and regulation.
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I wrote a short piece for Sloan Management Review about 21st century management. My thoughts strayed to the role of programmers in managing bots, and of bots in managing humans. Sometimes you have to look sideways at the present to see the future.
Algorithms are fundamentally redefining the roles of worker and manager.
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No benefits, vacation no pension welcome to the machine.
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Amazon is partnering with Make and Hackster to run a competition to teach Alexa new skills. Alexa is one of the most interesting new agent platforms, and the first to aggressively open itself to developers. Go try it out!
Win your own Alexa-powered suite of devices, Amazon’s Echo, Dot, and Tap, by creating and submitting your own voice-command Skill to the “Hey Alexa!” Amazon Alexa Skill Contest.
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