A summary of top articles I’ve read over the past week.
- How Companies Learn Your Secrets (NY Times) – Absolute must read. And forward.
- You Had Me at, “Would You Like a Grande Latte?” (Successfulworkplace.com) – Another example of big data at use in near real time.
- The Age of Big Data (NY Times) – An overview of “big data” and what it means for the future of almost everything.
- Everybody is Lying to Me and I Don’t Care (ReadWriteWeb) – On privacy and what we can do in response to every service collecting so much data on us.
Other business articles:
- Post-Mortems For Ten Products I’ve Built (thirdyearmba.com) – A collection of post-mortems, I’m a sucker for them.
- Ron Conway is a Silicon Valley Startup’s Best Friend (tech.fortune.cnn.com) – A profile on one of the most inflential people in the Valley.
- The Mystery of Duane Reade(Txt Post) – A profile on the drug store chain from 2005 that explains how the chain grew to dominate New York City.
- Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It (NY Times) – Exploring the groups of individuals gaining an increasing share of government aid, while actively denoucing it.
- Reclaiming the Republic – An Interview with Lawrence Lessig (Boston Review) – A promotional interview for Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It, the latest book from Lawrence Lessig, who is leading quite impressive research on the theme of institutional corruption.
|Simply stated, Longform.org is one of the best sources for high quality writing, curated and updated regularly with popular recent articles as well as topical and relevant articles from years past.|
|All of the above articles were read (or listened to) by using InstaFetch PRO, the premier Android app for integrating with Instapaper, the service that allows you to read articles later. The articles are formatted in an easy to read style that has allowed me to put off making an ebook reader upgrade. The single feature of having any article read to me made the pro version worth it.|
My Instapaper Reads of the Week – Feb 20, 2012
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