Bad Blood

Rating: Buy this book today! Bad Blood tells the story of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup worth billions that turned into perhaps the biggest fraud since Bernie Madoff. John Carreyrou, the Wall Street Journal reporter who broke the Theranos story, provides a very...

More of a visual effect

This Motherboard article is a fascinating look at Uber. “I know this seems a misleading to you but it is meant as more of a visual effect more than an accurate location of drivers in the area. It would be better of you to think of this as a screen saver on a...

Design for the human

In episode 467 of HBR Ideacast Evernote CEO Phil Libin discusses how the increasingly personal devices such as the phone or smart watch are changing how work gets done.  He makes many interesting points in this podcast, but one that stood out was how these new...

Cable TV speeding up shows to make room for more adds

Cable TV is speeding up its shows slightly to show you more ads | Ars Technica.  If you have to resort to tricking your customers by modifying the product to squeeze one more stupid commercial you’re doing something wrong.

Oh Myyy! I’m surprised I liked this book

George Takei, Mr. Sulu to most of us, has become a real internet celeb.  I recently read his new book Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet.  I don’t spend any time on Facebook but the detail he provides on building an audience is fascinating. He spends a good bit of the...

Monument Valley

I’ve played Monument Valley on iOS since it first came out.   It’s a really unique game perfectly suited for an iPad.  There’s been a good deal of copy written lately about how much money a developer can make on the App Store.  Occasionally we get...

Using endless latinate language

<br /> Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London appeared on BBC Newsnight. At about the 5min mark the interviewer asked the Mayor to review three clips of other British politicians of various parties. It’s interesting to watch Johnson as he views these clips, his...