What Caught My Eye This Week – March 11, 2018

HAL 9000


I’ve never really understood why so many people separate work and play – it’s all living. We should be able to have fun at work and bring out the best in each other. ~ Sir Richard Branson in a blog post this week, sharing his Top 10 Quotes on Making Play Everyday

One of my favourite podcasts is The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes. This week Lewis spoke to health and fitness expert Shaun T about mindset and steps you need to take in order to believe in yourself and create a transformation that create your best life. Nine months into my (latest) personal transformation, the conversation really resonated with me.

Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant, started randomly laughing at people. Apparently it was all a misunderstanding and they have made a fix. I have Google Home, and the Google Assistant hasn’t done that. As long as it doesn’t pull a HAL 9000 and say, “I’m sorry Rob, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” everything will be okay.

The Globe and Mail reports on the Long Road to Fix FaceBook. From fake news to the flight of young people since their parents have embraced the platform, the social network has a long way to go to rebuilt trust. Full disclosure, the report is by Tamsin McMahon, who I am not related to as far as I know.

What I’m listening to. 

Jann Arden – Not Your Little Girl

What caught your eye this week? Leave a comment below.