An essential reading to inspire your morning
- Books Bought By Big Picture Readers – Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every click from these links — how many people look at the page, how many books get seen, and/or collectively purchased.
- ‘Smart Leaders and the Power of Collaboration – Collaboration is the keystone of leadership success. Don’t believe me? Google > sequestration < Anyone? Last week in Washington we saw an infantile exercise in acting out. Driven by rigid ideology, inflated egos, and a desire for revenge that put party above country, potentially serious damage was self-inflicted on our economy by a stubborn few. This is not a political rant as much as it is a leadership call to action.
- 11 Steps to Decode the Creative Process – Imagine passing through a metro station in Washington DC at rush hour. Imagine watching a violinist with an open case and with a few dollars thrown around and playing a classical tune. Imagine thinking about a street musician making a living by playing music at the subway. Imagine reaching out into your pocket and throwing two quarters into the case as you hurry to catch your train.
- Here Are Some Of The Problems Google Is Having With Its Self-Driving Cars – It’s hard to tell which Google project the world is more excited about–Google Glass(es) or Google’s self-driving cars–but this frequent car-driver, anyway, can’t wait for the latter. (The Glasses sound cool, too, don’t get me wrong.). Google is making great progress with these cars: The cars have now been driven more than 300,000 miles, and there have been no accidents with a car under the computer’s control. (There was a widely publicized fender-bender in 2011, when one of the Google cars crunched into the car ahead of it, but the human driver was driving.)