Wednesday 08.23.17

"If all we needed was more information, then everyone would be billionaires with perfect abs." –Derek Sivers

How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot  Two years ago, your chances of becoming an instant millionaire were 1 in roughly 175 million. Now, the odds are 1 in roughly 292 million. - Washington Post

Activists fight North Korea with balloons, DVDs and leaflets  Politically minded South Koreans are sending thousands of leaflets, DVDs and flash drives by hot-air balloon into the North hoping to bring change to the isolated country. - Associated Press

Tesla Model X beats Lamborghini and sets new record in drag race  The Tesla Model X and Model S, both P100D models with Ludicrous mode, beat a Lamborghini Aventador, continuing to prove the technical advantages of high-end electric motors in acceleration. - CNBC

Apple Scales Back Its Ambitions for a Self-Driving Car  Following complications and a lack of visions over the last few years, Apple is planning to scale back efforts to build self-driving cars, and will instead focus on creating autonomous systems. - New York Times

Uber drivers have earned $50 million in tips in just over 50 days  According to Regional General Manager of U.S. & Canada Rachel Holt, Uber drivers have earned a total of $50 million in tips since the ride sharing company added the tipping feauture in June. - Recode

Wal-Mart to enter voice-shopping market via Google platform  Wal-Mart is teaming up with Google to enter the voice-shopping market, currently dominated by Amazon, adding another front to Wal-Mart's battle with the online megastore. - Reuters

Commander of Naval Fleet Relieved of Duty After Collisions  Two days after ordering a rare suspension of ship operations worldwide, the Navy relieved the commander of the fleet that had sustained four collisions in Asia and the deaths of more than a dozen sailors this year. - New York Times

  The Mistake Smart People Make: Being in Motion vs. Taking Action

"Motion is when you’re busy doing something, but that task will never produce an outcome by itself. Action, on the other hand, is the type of behavior that will get you a result."
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