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Part of the rationale for this newsletter is to support you in maintaining a curiosity of the world, what's happening now and what's happening soon. There's a role in sifting through lots of articles, qualifying what I read, and then qualifying what I recommend to you. Hopefully, that gives a broad view to complement other views of the world that you might have.
In addition to core sources of education, I look for other ways to educate myself and the newest areas that I have found valuable are:
Deepstash - a curated app of ideas and thoughts. They are in short chunks, so you can fit them in when you have a quick minute on your phone. Uptime - knowledge hacks from books, documentaries, and courses. There's a small charge, but it's worth it. Curio - another app that houses audio versions of some of the best journalism. Again, there is a small charge, but also free to try. Blinkist - Blinkist summarises important non-fiction books that cover technology, management, life, health and everything in between. I have recommended Blinkist many times before, but the audio narration (at 1.5x, for me) has been something that has helped school me up in various issues, as I progressed on solo lockdown walks. There's also a sync function to Kindle and Evernote, for highlights for those active reading moments. It's one of my favourite apps, especially if you need a quick amount of knowledge on a subject. You get a free trial before you commit. Highly recommended. The Knowledge - This is a new newsletter that goes out daily and currently free. I've recently signed up and it's excellent, but with more a UK spin on the world. Made by the founder of The Week.
And no, I don't make any money for recommending these to you!
This week, my two favourite articles cover microfluidics (T1) - which was a new term for me - and predictive policing in Chicago (T3), but you'll be also interested in the economics of big pharma and Covid (A5)
Onward! - Rahim
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My Reading Recommendations (A)
1. What if Remote Working didn't mean working from home? Link
2. Covid: How the pandemic is affecting your dreams Link
3. Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications Link
4. You are a Network Link 5. This is Why Big Pharma Doesn’t Want Covid to End Link
6. What Happens to Our Brains When We Get Depressed? Link
7. The influencers are burned out, too Link
8. Why workers are calling BS on leaders about returning to the office Link
9. Does Walking Really Count as Cardio? Link
10. Managing People: It’s Time to Free the Middle Manager Link
My Tech Recommendations (T)
1. Microfluidics: The tiny, beautiful tech hidden all around you Link
2. The Electric-Car Lesson That China Is Serving Up for America Link 3. Predictive Policing: Heat Listed Link
4. New Technology Makes Real-Time 3D Holograms a Reality Link
5. Humans probably can't live longer than 150 years, new research finds Link
6. Scientists Just Cured the Coronavirus With Inhalable Nanobodies Link
7. Eternally five years away? No, batteries are improving under your nose Link
8. Inside Citizen’s Dangerous Effort to Cash In On Vigilantism Link
9. A New Crop in Pennsylvania: Warehouses Link
10. Researchers Fix Cholesterol in Monkeys Through CRISPR Gene Editing Link
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