Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations (October 9, 2020)
State of AI Report 2019; Curbing Reliance on Fossil Fuels Will Change the World; Amartya Sen Interview ; The Future Of Work; How Does Blockchain Work; Where Elementary School Teachers Get Paid Most
Read: State of AI Report 2019. Excellent read
Read: A must-read interview of Amartya Sen in the New Yorker. He ranges over economics, philosophy, mathematics, Sanskrit & his life.
Listen: What if Your Company Had No Rules? Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings came to believe that corporate rules can kill creativity and innovation. Why, for some companies, the greatest risk is taking no risks at all.
Listen: Old Solutions, New Problems: Indigenous Adaptation in Peru. How traditional, indigenous knowledge and nature-based solutions can complement modern approaches.
Listen: Michael Sandel on the Case Against Meritocracy. The philosopher teaches one of the most popular courses (entitled “Justice”) at Harvard. He talks about the damage that the idea of rewarding people on merit has done to education, democracy, and public life.
Watch: The Future Of Work: Nobel laureate Michael Spence and McKinsey’s James Manyika explore how advancements in automation and artificial intelligence are quickly reaching tipping points, yet our policies, institutions, and mindsets are woefully outdated. What will work look like in the future, and how do we secure a future that works for all?
Watch: How Does Blockchain Work? The power of a distributed ledger. [Harvard Business Review video]
Chart of the Week: Where Elementary School Teachers Get Paid The Most [From Statista]