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Don’t forget, I have a new climate blog and update it several times a day. Please pass the URL to people you know or to your followers:

Tony Hsieh. I met him at TED India. He shouldn’t have died, but things were not right. He was suffering. A sad story is unfolding.

This would be funny if it weren’t so freakin’ true and disastrous for US energy: Pentagon Cornerstone commits U.S. rare earth policy and funding to a twice bankrupt mining project with a Chinese part owner.

What is engineered architecture, and why did Google X steal it?

Sorry to ruin your next 37 minutes and 9 seconds, but I had to do it …

His knives and supplies are available in the Burrfection online store (think holidays).

This is the team that won the prize:

This is a course on imaginary numbers. Start here and keep going, don’t stop:

What makes airplane wings fly? We don’t really know.

The CITES treaty outlawed various exotic animals, raising their prices and increasing poaching. Unintended consequences.

Learn about Mastery-Based Learning.

Economics in One Lesson — audiobook on YouTube or get the book on Amazon.

Should we be concerned about too much brine discharged by desalination plants? I stopped trusting Scientific American years ago, so this is either sensationalism or something to actually pay attention to. I don’t know. Do you?

I never really thought how much power a wireless charger adds to the grid. This is worth watching:

Hospitals Know What’s Coming “We are on an absolutely catastrophic path,” said a COVID-19 doctor at America’s best-prepared hospital.

David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the Pillar Project. He is the author of The Token Handbook, Open Stanford, The Culture Deck, Climate Curious, and The Nine Act Structure. He gives speeches to audiences around the world and online. His full body of work is at

Provocateur, professional heretic, slayer of myths, speaker of truthiness to powerfulness, and defender of the Oxford comma.

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