Terry Storch Dispatch w.34.2019
“The Great Hack” Documentary
"The Great Hack" is a great documentary that lays out Cambridge Analytica’s efforts to leverage data acquired from Facebook to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Brexit, and several other elections across the globe. If you have not seen the film, I HIGHLY recommend you add it to your Netflix watch list and check it out. It is clear we all need a wake-up call about how vulnerable we are and how easy it is with the right data and technology to be manipulated. CNN Business has a good interview with Julian Wheatland, former Cambridge Analytica COO. Julian makes some valid points around regulation and corporate responsibility.
On this topic, if you are not aware of the Center for Humane Technology, you might want to click over to their site and learn from some of their resources. I really appreciate what they are processing and bringing to the conversation.
Wow, David Dye nailed with this post: Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team.
I am a big fan of Tesla. But broader than Tesla, I am a big fan of the shift towards electric cars. There might still be a political debate, but there is no logical or scientific debate that the move to EV is better for our climate and country long term. But, EVs are too expensive, right? What if you learned a Tesla Model 3 is less expensive than a Toyota Camry...would that change your mind?
On the EV topic, this is a great read about the industry shift and the predicted future dominance of VW.
Whatever you’re doing right now, chances are you’d probably rather not be doing it. However, that statement breaks down since you’re reading my email. Ha! That bold and interesting statement came from Ryan Holiday in his recent article "How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything." It's interesting, but honestly not a title I would typically dive into. However, the article was a great read that I think will push and challenge you on many fronts. (read more)