Top articles of the week | May 12

May 12, 2018

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

An introduction to Crypto a16z Capital

I always find myself coming back to the basics of blockchain and cryptography. To really understand what is going on, you need to understand the fundamental principles. This video is a great primer on Crypto and how we got here.

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet Michael Jordan, UC Berkeley

The term Artificial Intelligence is seemingly in every single business conversation. Michael Jordan, a professor at UC Berkeley was written a wonderful piece debunking the term but also providing a framework on how we should look at it. This long piece is an amazing read on where we are today and the ethical & scientific dilemmas of “artificial intelligence”.

Agile at Scale Harvard Business Review

I love seeing how much traction Agile is getting in the industry. I’m obviously biased since our main service offering is Agile Strategic Planning. This HBR article covers the rise of Agile in many large organizations and some of the pitfalls to be aware of.

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web NY Times

There is a group of intellectual contrarians that are gaining popularity. The intellectuals of the dark web is a collection of iconoclastic thinkers, academic renegades and media personalities who are having a rolling conversation — on podcasts, YouTube and Twitter, and in sold-out auditoriums — that sound unlike anything else happening in the culture right now. This article will change how you think about the right vs. left and in particular how media is influencing how we think.

Killing Strategy: The Disruption Of Management Consulting CB Insights

We launched our little management consulting firm, we set out to try to “disrupt” management consulting. This great piece from CB Insights argues that consulting might be disrupted from several angles. While the conclusion states that it is unlikely, there are some great arguments on where firms might lose share in their “consulting stack”.