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Jan 26, 2019

Author of Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

Interview starts at 15:43 and ends at 43:50

“You can be super clever and have all your tricks, but fundamentally everything in your life is crowding out something else in your life. At some point you have to choose, and the choice should be thoughtful.”


“The Prime Challenges for Amazon’s New Delivery Robot” by Matt Simon and Arielle Pardes Gear at Wired - January 23, 2019

“Meet Scout: Field testing a new delivery system with Amazon Scout” by Sean Scott at Amazon’s Day One blog - January 23, 2019

Tech Tip

Starbucks Reorder skill for Alexa

Interview with Tim Harford

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford

“How frustration can make us more creative” - TED talk by Tim Harford in September, 2015

“Tim Harford: how behavioral economics helped kick my phone addiction” at The Financial Times - January 17, 2019 (Behind paywall, try Googling the title)

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport - Available for pre-order, to be delivered February 5, 2019


Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry

The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data by David Spiegelhalter - Available for pre-order at to be delivered March 28, 2019

The Invention of  Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David Wootton

Meltdown: Why Our Systems Fail and What We Can Do About It by Chris Clearfield

Marie Kondo’s website

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford

50 Things That Made the Modern Economy BBC podcast by Tim Harford

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy by Tim Harford

Fright Tonight Alexa skill


Early Riser by Jasper Fforde - available for preorder (hardcover only) with delivery February 12, 2019

The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics by John Hickenlooper

Next Week’s Guest

Seth Godin, author of This Is Marketing: You Can’t be Seen Until You Learn to See

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