View profile

Any given Sunday

The joy of receiving the Sunday newspaper has gone. This is an attempt to deliver something to ponder

Any Given Sunday

April 8 · Issue #1 · View online
A sporadic letter of listening, reading, and watching suggestions.

The joy of receiving the Sunday newspaper has gone. This is an attempt to deliver something to ponder over on any given Sunday. 
The single most precious commodity of our time is time itself. Here’s where my time has gone recently. 

This interview with Sam Harris and Niall Ferguson author of The Square and the Tower changed my perspective on the current political climate and opened my eyes to the social polarisation engines that are social media.
Listen: 1h 9mins
Then to give Sam Harris another shameless plug, (which I promise not to repeat) a podcast with an ex-neo-Nazi skinhead Christian Picciolini. Hard, but that’s the hard thing about hard things.
Listen: 2 hours 31 mins (ouch)
Wharton Professor Adam Grants newsletter. In this weeks update, he links to a brilliant article on the death of the information age and the rise of the reputation age.  Here it is.
Read: 6 mins
I was a little distracted after Elon’s dramatic Facebook exit. We have collectively spent billions building Facebook. There are many things I don’t like about it, however, for millions, it serves a great purpose in connecting and could be used for a great deal of good. If we all run away it will become like so many desolate post-industrial American boom towns (only this time virtual). We need to help rebuild it. This time on our terms. Here’s a start point from the Atlantic.
Read: 10 mins
Did you know it’s not illegal to steal someone’s rubbish? And it’s weirdly hard to steal Mark Zuckerberg’s trash. 
We made a film on gun reform. Emma Gonzalez helped ensure that millions saw it. 
Watch: 2 mins 
Emma González
I have absolutely no words... Thank you not only for your service but for standing with us as we #MarchForOurLives tomorrow all over the world #VeteransForGunReform #GunControlNow #NeverAgain
I stumbled into Ready Player One. Futuristic goonies with plenty of time travel back to the 80’s for those of us old enough to remember. I never read the book (nor did I read Wrinkle in Time!) I loved this. 
Watch: 2hrs 20mins
We were invited to a magic show in New York, unlike anything I have ever seen. It’s awkward, but those who know me, know I’m very comfortable with that. These guys; Glenn Kaino and Derek Delgaudio are a force. It’s Penn and Teller x 10 + heart.
2 years ago we embarked on a mission to make higher education affordable and accessible. Last September we launched the University of the Underground with Dr.Nelly Ben Hayoun. It’s the only free MA in design thinking in the world. New York got their first taste of it at the amazing Judd Foundation. Skip the Guggenheim this is it!

If you don’t have a subscription to the Information, you should get one. 
I tell everyone I meet this. But Quartz news has an app. In the app there is one killer feature; Trump snooze. Go get it.
If you want to try and get healthier try takecareof.
If you enjoy art and happen to be in Texas go to Marfa Myths.
If you’re an art collector you’ll love what Evrim is upto here.

Did you enjoy this issue?
If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here.
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here.
Powered by Revue