The first month of the new year is over. It didn’t take very long — maybe it is the faster pace of life which makes it seem like the time is flying away. I don’t know the answer, but what I do know: if you read these 7 stories, time surely will slowdown for you this weekend.
- Why the calorie is broken?: It is the wrong metric to think about when thinking about diet and weight-loss. A provocative and smart take. [Mosaic Science]
- The esoteric debate that is tearing the Bitcoin world apart: I have struggled to understand the challenges and this piece by Timothy Lee is essentially a cheat sheet. Worth reading, even if you only have a tangential interest in cryptocurrencies. [Vox]
- The Age of abundance: The content explosion is turning the media industry on its head. What that means, who it impacts and where we are going — get the answers in this wonderful piece. [Media Redef]
- Is Russia on the verge of collapse?: Foreign Affairs makes a strong case that these might be the last days of President Putin. Given the larger economic and socio-political challenges around the globe, I wonder what dominoes will fall as a result. [Foreign Affairs]
- Can Politco rise again? An in-depth look at the rise, stall and continuing struggles of an early new new media company. [CJR]
- Why a generation of Indians grew up reading Russian books?: I can answer the question, but this piece is worth a read. [Scroll.in]
- Democracy, Disposabiity and the Flint Water Crisis: A strong worded overview on the crony politics and general apathy which led to the problems we are facing in Flint. This won’t be the last time. [Third Coast Conspiracy]
Here are some pieces I published this week:
- A Pico conversation with K. K. Barrett, Academy Award nominee and production designer for movies such as Her and Where Wild Things Are, where we discuss the future, too much email and how to manage it, and online dating. [Pico]
- Why fast fashion is like an addiciton. [Om.co]
- In 2015, how many iPhones do you think Apple sold? [Om.co]
- Twitter, (Internet of) Things & a Talking Head. (Om.co)
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