On the back of the popular Harvard Business Review article, ‘The Case For The 6-Hour Workday’, and the media storm that followed, comes Time Rich: Do Your Best Work, Live Your Best Life (Wiley) - a guide to achieving twice as much in half the time, and living your best life. Available now!
Spotify staff have threatened to go on strike if Spotify doesn't censor Joe Rogan. But company CEO, Daniel Ek, is standing firm by stopping short of creative meddling. Here's our take on why there might be nothing he will ever do more important than this.
Join Mick Wall and his guest co-host, author and journalist Jon Hotten, as they do their first Greatest Frontmen of All-Time episode on the one and only Mr. David Coverdale, of Deep Purple and Whitesnake fame.
Ray Dalio is one of most successful hedge fund managers of our time, having founded Bridgewater Associates in 1975 — a company which today boasts US $160 billion in assets under management. Needless to say, Dalio is a billionaire in his own right.
Back in 1985, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), led by Tipper Gore, tried to censor music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes. It resulted in the much-maligned Parental Advisory sticker, which today’s Spotify generation doesn’t need to worry about. Today, the same rebel rockers who stood up against the PMRC are pushing cancel culture politics.
Eric Weinstein, mathematical physician, managing director of Thiel Capital, regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience, and member of the so-called Intellectual Dark Web, is known for being outspoken and holding what some might consider to be controversial views - it is worth noting that when you stand for anything, your views are likely to be construed as controversial, or at least unfavourable, by people who stand against.
Unintended consequences are a common byproduct of jumping to conclusions, and implementing solutions to specific problems with no consideration for the wider ecosystem that problems belong to, with all of its requisite moving parts.
Dan Andrews, the divisive Premier of Victoria, triggered a collective sigh amongst his state’s 6.4 million constituents recently when he announced that Victoria’s lockdown restrictions would be extended for yet another two weeks, bringing the total term of the state’s strict Stage 4 restrictions to at least 10 weeks.At the commencement of his 90-minute press conference, below, Andrews played the science card.
There was a time in the not too distant past when one simply didn’t talk about politics or religion in the office. But the pendulum has swung, and we live in a world where signalling your political allegiances is almost foundational to the recruitment and performance review process at many companies - especially in big tech. And as former Googler James Damore, and former Oculus co-founder Palmer Lucky found, signalling the ‘wrong’ political allegiances - eg. conservative ones - can get you fired.
The Social Dilemma is a 90-minute docudrama which brings tech addiction to the attention of a much larger audience. The film raises awareness of the threats posed by big tech not only on our personal lives, but also on democracy and society at large.
Hollywood director and actor Seth Rogen wants in on the hottest trend of 2020: pandering to the overtly woke. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the ‘famous white guy’ was asked what he thought of general efforts to make the movie industry more inclusive. Rogen said he’s trying to get aboard the wokewagon -- by hiring fewer white people. “I mean personally, I think I am just actively trying to make less things starring white people,” Rogen said. “So that’s how I’ve been trying to deal with it, is just to actively take as they would say, anti-racist measures to assure that some work is doing done to acknowledge that Black people are very marginalized in American society.”
Join Mick Wall and his guest co-host, author and journalist Jon Hotten, as they jump into a DeLorean and venture back in time to the spandex and AquaNet hairspray-adorned Sunset Strip of West Hollywood in the '80s.
In accepting Joe Biden’s invitation to be his running mate, California senator Kamala Harris made history by being the first Black woman to have her name on a majority party ticket. While feminists are undoubtedly excited to see a woman serve as the nation’s standard bearer for once, some are worrying that Harris might be on her way to the wrong side of history, after all. Looking back at her track record, one cannot look past her co-sponsorship of the Equality Act in March 2019. Among other things, the measure wants to force public schools to allow biological males to compete in female-only sports, as long as they identify as transgender bills.
Entitled ‘Better,’ the short ad continued a lesson taught best by the Black Mamba himself: to commit to excellence in every endeavor, to have laser-focus on the things one wants to achieve, and ultimately -- to be better.
One of my favourite thinkers of the modern era would have to be Nassim Nicholas Taleb.Not only has he written several best-selling books on decision-making, randomness and luck, but he, like so many great thinkers from across the ages (from Marcus Aurelius and Seneca during Roman times to Ray Dalio or Ben Horowitz today), is also a practitioner. He spent over twenty years as an options trader and risk analyst, and today has interests in venture capital.
We spent a little time thinking through how things would have been different if COVID-19 took place, not in 2020, but in 1990 - before the internet, and how it would have impacted our daily lives, our work, our politics and so on.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) remains to this day one of the most influential thinkers of all time.The German was a philosopher, composer, poet and philologist, who wrote 15 books in the seventeen years between 1872 and 1888, including Beyond Good And Evil, Ecce Homo, the Antichrist, On The Genealogy of Morality, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
What a big week in the NBA! The MVP was announced, we had a buzzer-beater in the conference finals and the Chicago Bulls hired their new head coach. These stories and so much more to get through in your Weekly NBA Wrap.