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Top articles of the week | July 1st

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence    NY Times

This Times article correctly identifies (in my opinion) the challenge with the coming AI revolution, jobs. The threat of Terminator like intelligence plays well in the movies but the real danger is the displacement of labor. The author presents a few potential solutions, universal basic income being one of the most common. The time to make decisions is sooner than we think.

 

Blockchain: The New technology of Trust              Goldman Sachs

I’d have to play catch up when it comes to the blockchain and its most famous currency Bitcoin. I’ve been reading a ton about it recently and this Goldman Sachs articles does a great job in explaining the basics. To top it off, the website is super well built.

 

The Rise of the Thought Leader      New Republic

Very interesting and contrarian article on the rise of the thought leader. While I don’t agree with everything, it does raise a few interesting points about how the wealthy are impacting public institutions.

While public intellectuals traffic in complexity and criticism, thought leaders burst with the evangelist’s desire to “change the world.”

 

Doing the heavy lifting         Fred Wilson, AVC

Fred Wilson explains why having a good VC on your board can be a game changer. Doing the hard work is what matters the most.

 

The Best Simple Business Models   Collaborative Fund

I love how the best business models are simple. The article shows what the simplest (and best) business models really are.