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13 Books You Need to Read This Fall

13 Books You Need to Read This Fall New movies are few; new TV is fast diminishing. Here are the books we think you should pick up instead. Source: www.wired.com 13 Books You Need to Read This Fall

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Peter Strzok Has a Warning About Russia—and Trump

Peter Strzok Has a Warning About Russia—and Trump In an interview with WIRED and in his new book, the former FBI agent details the threats the US faces as the 2020 election looms. Source: www.wired.com Peter Strzok Has a Warning About Russia—and Trump

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Why you can’t overlook the small details in the pursuit of innovation

Why you can’t overlook the small details in the pursuit of innovation This week, we read a very short story, The Great Silence, as we start to head toward the end of Ted Chiang’s Exhalation collection. This story asks questions about how we connect with nature, and also how to think about […]

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Reading Ted Chiang’s The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate

Reading Ted Chiang’s The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate What would we do if we could visit our own pasts or futures? Are we more likely to change our timelines, or will our timelines actually project themselves back on to us more forcefully? This is the first discussion post of this beta-testing, […]

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Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities?

Can America ever rebuild its neighborhoods and communities? We talk a lot about startup ecosystems around these parts, and for good reason. Strong ecosystems have great reservoirs of talent congregated close together, a culture built around helping one another on ambitious projects, and sufficient risk capital to ensure that interesting projects have […]

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Storytelling community Wattpad launches Paid Stories and its ad-free subscription globally

Storytelling community Wattpad launches Paid Stories and its ad-free subscription globally Online storytelling community Wattpad, also now a content feeder for streaming services and other media companies, is taking its two consumer-facing paid products global. Wattpad Premium, the ad-free subscription tier, first launched in 2017 and has only been available in a […]

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How to read fiction to build a startup

How to read fiction to build a startup “The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, […]

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Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books

Online storytelling community Wattpad launches its own publishing arm, Wattpad Books Wattpad, an online community for original fiction whose stories have been turned into streaming hits like Netflix’s “The Kissing Booth,” is now turning its eyes to publishing. The company today announced the launch of a new division, Wattpad Books, that aims […]

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Inky’s book recommendation app helps you find new reads

Inky’s book recommendation app helps you find new reads Amazon acquired social reading service Goodreads five years ago, squelching the life out of the competitive landscape, as minimal as it was. So it’s promising to see a new app appear with the goal of getting more people to move off of Goodreads for […]

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Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’ The artificial intelligence expert’s new book, Life 3.0, urges us to act now to decide our future, rather than risk it being decided for us Afew years ago the cosmologist Max Tegmark found himself weeping outside the Science Museum in […]

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