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Tech for Tech’s sake, Violence, Food, and Poverty highlight the week in good reads.

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The End of Poverty

  • It’s amazing how much the world has changed over 200 years and how close we are to making true scarcity a thing of the past.

Rapid API

  • Software for Software is eating the world. Rapid API is entering a space that reminds me of what IFTTT did for tech savvy consumers.

Sustainable Competitive Advantage

  • I talk a lot about creating moats and the need to move from taking the beach to taking the country and ruling it. This is a nice introduction to the ideas that allow business to do just that.

The Shame of Work

  • Avery interesting piece on the nature of work that’s particularly interesting when you consider a world where we won’t do it out of necessity.

The Decline of Violence?

  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb, one more time. He can be a tough read, but you’ll be infinitely more knowledgable when you’re done with anything he writes.

Eat Healthy

  • Lighter fare (pun not intended) on why we eat what we eat. Rudimentary if you’re well versed in food science, but nonetheless interesting and succinct.

The Case Against Reality

  • There’s clearly a massive delta between what we perceive and how the universe functions (Quantum Mechanics, anyone?). This is an interesting introduction into that concept that highlights why what we perceive may only be meaningful, or real, to us.