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Look to the east 🧐🇨🇳
America is a force of culture across the world and a common language means it's natural for us to learn from technology successes in the Western world. But the East and West are developing very differently and perhaps we're looking in the wrong place…

In Silicon Valley, growing rhetoric is concerned with automation and AI taking over jobs. Hastily-implemented policy is driving protectionism in the short-term while long-term solutions are being debated.

Meanwhile in China:
A new generation of low-wage workers is assembling the foundations of the future. These companies are helping artificial intelligence make sense of the world.
Workers go through photos and videos, labeling just about everything they see:
  • "That’s a car."
  • "That’s a traffic light."
  • "That’s bread."
  • "That’s milk."
  • "That’s chocolate."
  • "That’s what it looks like when a person walks."
💉Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
I recently devoured 📖Bad Blood, the true story of Theranos, that reads like a thriller. A founder always needs to sell a vision of what the company is doing – but where do you draw the line?

💁‍♂️“Sanjay and I sped up Google Search by 10% today”
War stories from building Google – of the only two engineers at the highest "Level 11" at Google.

🧘‍♂️How to configure your phone to work for you, not against you🧘‍♀️
This 75-minute read is a very, very complete guide to productivity, focus, and longevity.

🕵️‍♂️👨‍💻How A Mysterious Tech Billionaire Created Two Fortunes—And A Global Software Sweatshop
"You pay an artist to design a Maserati; you pay a mechanic to change its oil."
💸Incredible story of how a globally-distributed enterprise software empire was quietly built.💸

📺The end of the beginning
"We began with models that presumed low internet penetration, low speeds, little consumer readiness and little capital. Now all of those are inverted."

🎬A quick one, for your entertainment:
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