January 18, 2017

The Missing Link #24

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication [Leondardo Da Vinci, sporting his new Snap Spectacles].

This newsletter is a tribute to renaissance men: Seth Godin, Shigeru Miyamoto, Louis CK, even Mark Burnett...

The Mythmaker
This is the story of an elite British Paratrooper. A Beverly Hills nanny. A T-shirt salesman. The greatest reality TV producer of all time. And the creator of Donald Trump as we know him.

Economics Is Messy
Seth Godin on a few all-too-common economic myths.

Asking The Wrong Questions
When forecasting the future, we sometimes err because we ask the wrong questions. We simply don't know what we don't know.

How The Inventor of Mario Designs A Game
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, describes the principles he employs when designing a game. 
Bonus link:
Master of Play
The New Yorker's Miyamoto profile from 2010.

Netflix Wants The World to Binge-Watch
Brazil as a case study for Netflix's world conquest aspirations. Content is just part of the picture.

The Preposterous Success Story of America's Pillow King
The opening line of this article is simply irresistible: "As so many great entrepreneurial success stories do, the tale of Mike Lindell begins in a crack house". The rest (pun intended) is history.

How Louis CK Tells A Joke
Dissecting the work of a joke master.