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Nov 22, 2018

Vice Principal and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research

Interview starts at 2:28 and ends at 38:32

“Nobody can see the future, but what we can see from the past is that it unfolds according to certain properties. What [Virginia Postrel, author of The Future and Its Enemies] wrote that was so compelling was that the best properties to help that unfold in the best way are properties of experimentation, of testing, of openness, of collaboration, of letting people try what people do in an environment where they get feedback from the marketplace and then they can respond.”

Interview with James McQuivey

Bradley Metrock’s This Week in Voice interview with Brian Roemmelle, starting at Roemelle’s estimate that Amazon has 10,000 people working on Alexa. November 15, 2018

Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation by James McQuivey

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M. Sapolsky

The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress by Virginia Postrel


“Ben Sasse: By the Book” in The New York Times - November 21, 2018

Them: Why We Hate Each Other and How to Heal by Ben Sasse

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Moby Dick: or, the White Whale by Herman Melville

Next Week’s Show

Since Darlene and I will be traveling next week in Tucson and Denver, I’m thinking of doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) show based on your questions or comments. Please email them to me at podchronicles AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!


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