Five Links for June 2021
5 links to make you think
here are five links worth reading…
Announcement: in the spirit of always being a late adapter, I launched a podcast. It is called “World of DaaS”-- it is about DaaS -- data-as-a-service (yes, that is actually a thing). You can find it anywhere you get your podcasts.
It was the number one new business podcast last week so I really hope you take a little listen.
How Long Can We Live? by Ferris Jabr
What is the chance a human will live past 150 in the next 100 years?
How to allocate capital in start-ups by Auren Hoffman
Each employee at a start-up is a mini Warren Buffett.
Geothermal energy is poised for a big breakout by David Roberts
My family makes fun of me for my weird obsession with geothermal energy.
The Relativity of Wrong by Isaac Asimov
There are many differences and gradations on being wrong.
how bizarre the U.S. housing market has become by Glenn Kelman
Fantastic thread on the completely bizarre U.S. housing market from the CEO of Redfin. "For low-tax states, 4 people move in for every 1 who leaves. For Texas, this ratio is 5:1; for Florida, 7:1."
Bonus: Esri is the most amazing company you've never heard of
If you never heard of Esri, the $1.3 billion revenue GIS software software, you need to read this.
Watch (movie): Leave No Trace
HT: Ryan Fox Squire
Hello and special welcome to the 2300+ new Five Links subscribers (either via mailchimp or substack) since the last edition.
The Revolt of the Public and the Public by Martin Gurri (4/5)
HT: Ken Broad and Bari Weiss
Move Fast by Jeff Meyerson (3/5)
Book to learn how engineering at Facebook works
HT Jeff Meyerson
Rationality: From AI to Zombies by Eliezer Yudkowsky (3/5)
HT Eliezer Yudkowsky
See all my napkin graphs
Graph of the month:
Auren Hoffman is CEO of SafeGraph and former CEO of LiveRamp.