Podcast Of The Week: Succession With Swisher

If you’re watching Succession and not listening to Kara Swisher’s weekly podcast about it, start. Brian Cox is on fire for the “Connor’s Wedding” episode, justifiably so. In the “Rehearsal” podcast, Swisher talks to a legitimate “divorce attorney to the stars” and unpacks some of the “if this was real life” questions interested people definitely … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: Succession With Swisher

Social Media Is Unsafe Because The People Who Made It Never Felt Unsafe In Those Ways

Kara Swisher says the reason social media is unsafe is because the people who made and designed it, never felt unsafe in those ways.  If you never were an X, how were you supposed to know Y was a thing?  How we approach solving for this matters.  None of us know much beyond what we … Continue reading Social Media Is Unsafe Because The People Who Made It Never Felt Unsafe In Those Ways

Why Everyone Is Talking About Web3 (And You Should Be Too)

Every business with a pulse is talking about Web3. In case you’re not plugged into the internet hype machine, here’s what they’re talking about, why it matters, and what you should be thinking about for how it applies to your business. Web1 was the launching of websites and browsers to explore them. It was the … Continue reading Why Everyone Is Talking About Web3 (And You Should Be Too)

When Some People Love It But Your Idols Hate It

Kara Swisher has a story about introducing the YouTube creators/Star Wars nerds to George Lucas at a conference. As quickly as they could say they loved his work, Lucas said, “Oh, so you’re the people who post videos of people throwing puppies into highways. Congratulations, you’ve killed cinema.” They looked understandably deflated so he suggested … Continue reading When Some People Love It But Your Idols Hate It

Podcast of the Week: The End of Trust

McSweeney’s just published (and sold out of!) a collection of articles and essays titled The End of Trust. Buy a copy here or read an except here on how surveillance kills freedom. For a broad overview, listen to this Kara Swisher Recode Decode podcast discussing it. Programmer bias in algorithms, empowering consumers and users so … Continue reading Podcast of the Week: The End of Trust

It’s Easy To Be Contrarian, But Hard To Be Contrarian And Right

As humans, we’re particularly susceptible to cheering on the Rudy’s, Rocky’s and Rebel Alliances of the world. Contrarianism + optimism is a dangerously attractive combination. We just love odds-beaters so much (and for good reasons). Tech entrepreneur and investor Elad Gill recently told Kara Swisher that it’s easy to be contrarian, but it’s hard to … Continue reading It’s Easy To Be Contrarian, But Hard To Be Contrarian And Right