My favourite links from the week, curated by Fraggl:
- Research: Most Large Companies Can't Maintain Their Revenue Streams: Useful, punchy summary of research data on the rapid erosion of company competitive advantage, growth in global competition, and decreasing company lifespans
- 'This year, more than 450 million items were saved to Pocket. Here are the stories our users saw, shared, and loved the most.' Some great reading in the Pocket Best of 2013, and as an added bonus I also liked the way that Business Week compiled their own 2013 'jealousy list' of the '41 Best Stories (and One Book) We Didn't Write'
- A fascinating interview with Tyler Cowen, author of the new book Average is Over, on how the labour market is about to be transformed by 'machine intelligence, the combination of ubiquitous data and the algorithms that make sense of them'.
- 'For Billions of People, “Wasting Time” Makes Little Sense' – an interesting differential here between ‘clock-time’ and ‘event-time’, the latter being more common in some parts of the world and where time is less compartmentalised, less tangible and perhaps less directly associated with return or money (elements of this reminded me of Paul Graham's 'Makers schedule' and 'Managers' schedule, and of selling value not time)
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