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Top articles of the week | March 18

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

 

AI Is Going to Change the 80/20 Rule        Harvard Business Review

Doing the 80/20 is an internal buzzword that we often use at PNR. I don’t mind it that much because the Pareto rule is still one that works. This HBR article discussed new technologies like artificial intelligence will put Pareto’s rule on steroids.

 

I invented the web. Here are three things we need to change to save it                       Tim Berners Lee, The Guardian

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Tim speak at a conference, he is the man. Not only did he invent the world wide web as we know it, he built in protocols to ensure that it would be an open ecosystem. He feels that now is being threatened.

 

Intel, mobileye, and smiling curves             Stratechery

In M&A news this past week, Intel bought the Israeli self-driving tech company Mobileye for a staggeting $15 billion. Ben Thompson gives an interesting analysis on why this was important for Intel and why the cyclicality of these types of transactions.

 

Complexity and Strategy      Terry Crowley, Hackernoon

TL: D R: Great and long ready on complexity and strategy in product development. This article explores functionality vs. cost, complexity vs. strategy for developing products.

 

Episode 20: Claude Theoret, CEO @ Nexalogy      PNR Podcast

This week’s guest was Claude Theoret, CEO at Nexalogy. We had a great conversation on his startup, why he went from being a renowned astrophysicist to a tech entrepreneur and the social media space as a whole.