Weekend Reading, Watching and Listening Recommendations (August 7, 2020)
Google's Remote Work Policy, A Prophet of Uncertainty Who May Save Us, The Economics of Antibiotic Resistance, The Rise of Hitler, Why Stories Stick More Than Statistics
1. Read: Google's Remote Work Policy Has Nine Great Tips Google spoke to more than 5,000 employees to discover these remote work best practices. They provide a lesson in emotional intelligence. [via Inc.]
2. Read: The Sociologist Who Could Save Us From Coronavirus: Ulrich Beck was a prophet of uncertainty—and the most important intellectual for the pandemic and its aftermath. [via Foreign Policy]
3. Read: Could Digital Currencies Make Being Poor Less Costly? Blockchain-based payment systems could bring more than 1.7 billion people who are unbanked or underbanked into the formal economy — an opportunity made even more urgent by the pandemic. [via Harvard Business Review]
4. Watch: How a crumbling antibiotics infrastructure could yield 'catastrophe.' The economics of antibiotic resistance
5. Watch: Dani Rodrik on globalization post COVID-19. Where will the good jobs come from?
6. Listen: The Rise of Hitler: How did a “street-corner loudmouth” take over a sophisticated democratic state in a matter of 10 years?
7. Listen: Why are stories more sticky than statistics? Also: are the most memorable stories less likely to be true? With Angela Duckworth UPenn Professor and author of “Grit”