10 Weekend Reads - The Big Picture

10 Weekend Reads – The Big Picture

The weekend is right here! Pour your self a mug of Guatemala Quetzaltenango espresso, seize a seat exterior, and prepare for our longer-type weekend reads:

Who Owns the Generative AI Platform? Many sizzling know-how developments recover from-hyped far earlier than the market catches up. But the generative AI growth has been accompanied by actual beneficial properties in actual markets, and actual traction from actual firms. Models like Stable Diffusion and ChatGPT are setting historic data for person development, and a number of other purposes have reached $100 million of annualized income lower than a yr after launch. Side-by-facet comparisons present AI fashions outperforming people in some duties by a number of orders of magnitude. (Andreessen Horowitz)

Six Types of Wealth: Being wealthy isn’t only a cash factor: Which sources you contemplate helpful is simply as vital because the abundance of sources themselves. The secret is optimizing for the appropriate type of wealth. (Young Money)

•  Future Cringe One day we’ll look again on this second and marvel: What had been we pondering? What are the issues we do in the present day that may appear embarrassing or in any other case regrettable to our future selves — the stuff that may make us cringe after we look again on how we lived our lives within the early 2020s? (New York Times)

•  Why VR/AR Gets Farther Away as It Comes Into Focus: As we observe the state of XR in 2023, it’s truthful to say the know-how has proved more durable than most of the finest-knowledgeable and most financially endowed firms anticipated. (Matthew Ball)

The Violin Doctor He’s trusted to restore among the world’s most fabled — and costly — devices. How does John Becker handle to unlock the sound of a Stradivarius? (Chicago Magazine)

How Much Netflix Can the World Absorb? Bela Bajaria, who oversees the streaming large’s hyper-aggressive method to TV-making, says success is about “recognizing that folks like having extra.” (New Yorker)

“It’s Gotta Grow to Stay Alive”: Inside Noah Shachtman’s Raucous Reinvention of ‘Rolling Stone’ The scoop-hungry, Twitter-happy editor has turbocharged the journal’s digital metabolism—“again within the sport,” says Gus Wenner—and chafed some workers alongside the best way, who marvel if the brand new Rolling Stone is changing into the previous Daily Beast. (Vanity Fair)

How to Be 18 Years Old Again for Only $2 Million a Year: Middle-aged tech centimillionaire Bryan Johnson and his workforce of 30 docs say they’ve a plan to reboot his physique. (Businessweek)

Forgotten existentialist: Sartre will get a lot of the credit score for existentialism. Karl Jaspers not solely preceded him, however provided a manner out of despair (Aeon)

‘The SNL of Sabermetrics’: How a bunch of message-board misfits modified baseball: More than 25 years in the past, Huckabay was on the heart of one in every of baseball’s nice underdog tales: “Revenge of the Nerds” meets “Major League,” with a bit of National Lampoon combined in. Analytical, irreverent and opinionated, Baseball Prospectus turned, as one former worker stated, the “Saturday Night Live” of sabermetrics, a launching pad for gifted outsiders. (The Athletic)

Be positive to take a look at our Masters in Business subsequent week with Neil Dutta, head of financial analysis at Renaissance Macro Research. He joined RenMac after spending seven years at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, the place he was a Sr. economist overlaying US + Canada. Prior to that, he was a analysis analyst at Barron’s.

JPMorgan Machine: America’s largest financial institution handles no matter is thrown at it.

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