monday 05.01.17
Strategy, The Kremlin and Criminals, Spike Jonze, The Man in the Arena, Kimbal Musk and his Band of Hipster Brooklyn Farmers, + New Library Partners with OtherFeels for our First Montly Playlist 

NL Notes:
  by Vince Law 
 8 mins
WTF is Strategy?
A primer on strategy in layman's terms.

  by Mark Galeotti
 16 mins 
An Academic Look at How the Kremlin Weaponizes the Russian Criminal Underworld 
“We have the best of both worlds: From Russia we have strength and safety, and in Europe we have wealth and comfort.” -Russian Criminal, 2016

   by Nicole Holofcener
 13 mins
An Interview with Spike Jonze 
The visionary director of Her, Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are, and yes.... Jackass. 

"How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives." -Annie Dillard
   by Theodore Roosevelt
 40 mins
Theodore Roosevelt Speech: The Man in the Arena 
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood..."

   by Steven Levey
 12 mins 
Kimbal Musk's Tech Revolution Starts with Mustard Greens
Elon Musk's brother is leading a group of hipster Brooklyn farmers on a mission to overthrow Big Ag. 
the news

Apple’s Cash Hoard Set to Top $250 Billion Apple is scheduled to release earnings on Tuesday, and the company is expected to report a cash balance of a quarter of a trillion dollars. Apple has doubled its cash holdings in the last four and a half years, and 90% of it is being housed outside of the United States.  - Wall Street Journal

Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam' Facebook and Google fell prey to a massive phishing scheme and allegedly wired over $100 million to a scammer’s bank account. - BBC

Elon Musk’s futuristic tunnel system looks both amazing and impossible Elon Musk recently presented his image of an underground tunnel network beneath Los Angeles. The end goal of this proposed tunnel system will be to alleviate the city’s notorious traffic problem.  - The Verge

Amazon's Alexa upgraded as 'style assistant' Amazon unveiled the Echo Look, which will be a voice-activated assistant with a camera that will provide customized fashion and outfit advice. Echo Look will use a mixture of machine learning based on your preferences in addition to advice from fashion experts to help provide the user with the best outfit options. - Phys
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