I recently stumbled on the Singularity Now! monthly eBook on Amazon.com . I have no idea who the author is, it says only “Singularity Now!”. Whomever you are, thank you! These are an excellent resource for discovering the latest news and developments in Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, and the AI development landscape etc. The summaries are well put together with references to every original article. It’s a perfect for anyone exploring the artificial intelligence space. Below is a link to the July edition, for $0.99 you can’t go wrong.
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Lately, I’ve been spending time writing a business requirement document, during which I often listen to music to keep the flow going.
My soundtrack lately has been the catalog by Hidden Citizens, a ” shadowed authority specializing in impactful music”. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a few of the “shadow” figures behind the music through my company Lauten Audio; they use our Eden LT-386, multi-voicing, microphone for many of the vocals.
They have some of the most epic covers you’ll ever come across. Songs like Hungry Like the Wolf, by Duran Duran, It’s a Sin, by Pet Shop Boys, and one of my absolute favorites, Another One Bites the Dust, by Queen; that cover, holy smokes that Jaxson Gamble can sing!!!
Sometimes a book comes along just at the right time. I’v been exploring an idea for some time now that hopefully leads to a new startup for me, it’s exciting. Each time I’ve done this, I start binge-reading.
A book by Brad Feld and Sean Wise entitled “Startup Opportunities – Know When to Quit Your Day Job” came into view. I actually got roped into helping support the prelaunch campaign and became part of their private Facebook group (which is now public). To be honest, I have no idea how I ended up on their radar, and I didn’t really do much. I did buy the book and share a couple social posts. It was interesting to watch Jesse Tevelow, Founder of LaunchTeam, and author of The Connection Algorithm rally the troops.
The book is an extremely relevant and excellent “pre-startup” read with useful short examples. It’s an overview of all the current trends in startup methodologies. The book covers subjects like Lean Canvas, Business Model Generation, Nail it then Scale it, Crowdfunding strategy etc. It was the perfect refresher as well as introduction to some concepts I haven’t used, most specifically Growth Hacking, which is a variant on earlier Guerrilla Marketing methods, which I have used.
Whether you’re a veteran business owner, or looking to explore a new idea, this book will no doubt be of value. It will slide you into those methodologies with far greater focus and more efficient concept absorption and execution. I think it will inspire you.
Here’s an Amazon kindle preview for you.
July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is the one holiday everyone in America can celebrate. Put religion and modern politics to the wayside and enjoy some good ole’ American traditions, like backyard barbecues and fireworks (just be careful in California and don’t burn my house down). I put my flag out and I am proud and thankful to be American. Fred Wilson, a blogger I follow, wrote a post today that aligns perfectly with how I feel. I’ve quoted it below.
For many Americans, this one included, the last eight months have been hard. We are not showing the world the side of our country that we love and are proud of. We are showing the world the side of our country that embarrasses us.
But even with the recognition that America has an ugly side, I still am incredibly proud to be a citizen of this great country. Warts and all, the United States of America is a land of opportunity, hope, and freedom. You can be who you want to be and what you want to be here. I am proof of that.
So Happy Birthday America. Let’s wave our flags and be proud today.
So, if you’re in the United States of America right now, happy 4th!
I’m so ready for an efficient solution to wireless charging. “SkyCurrent is a series of products for PowerSphyr’s multi-mode wireless technology. Designed as a power hub to be the focal point of the room it resides in, it can be placed on your desktop or counter and will support the Amazon Echo Dot. It’s capable of recharging mobile devices, wearables, and any gadget with a built-in receiver to accept wireless power. Simply put, PowerSphyr’s looking to cut the cord to the traditional method of recharging.”