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Rami's Readings #12
SVB Infighting, Intrapreneurship in China, Sony Design, Apple II, Supreme Tamagotchi, Prompt Injection, Excess Car Thefts, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #12 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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The SVB chaos seems to be under control🤞 (😒 I am watching you First Republic and Credit Suisse). This week I will be sharing a variety of reads across my usual themes of Business, Culture, AI, and Fashion.
💼 Business Reads
Notes: VC infighting is not surprising. It only took a few days for the initial solidarity to dissipate.
Notes: Intrapreneurs are 🔑. I love the startup world and am heavily involved as an advisor and angel, but intrapreneurship is underappreciated in the US vs entrepreneurship. As a frequent intrapreneur myself, I covered different aspects in a few of my previous newsletters.
The masculine ideal in China’s tech world is no longer an entrepreneur, but an “entrepreneurial employee.”
Reddit Post Seemingly Proves That Samsung’s Galaxy S-Series ‘Moon Photos’ Are Fake, and They’ve Been Blatantly Lying About Them
Notes: How many times will this happen? Who is held accountable for these “errors” in a large corporation? Is it marketing, design, or business development?
🎨 Culture and Fashion Reads
Notes: Great website covering Sony design over time. Sony's design is legendary. Their work inspired even Apple.
Notes: An underappreciated perspective on the Apple II.
Designed by the brilliant engineer Steve Wozniak and hustled into the marketplace by his Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, the Apple II became one of the most prominent personal computers of this dawning industry. Instead, as historian Laine Nooney shows, what made the Apple II iconic was its software.
Notes: Who remembers having a Tamagotchi as a kid? Also, at this point, what will not get the Supreme treatment? Supreme’s 10 Weirdest Items ❤️ Supreme Baby Groot.
🤖 AI Reads
Notes: STEM and AI in early childhood education remain essential in China.
China is actively integrating artificial intelligence training into schools to groom the next generation of talent.
Notes: A good survey of recent prompt injection attacks on LLMs.
Notes: Published a few months. I saw little discussion around it, so it may have been missed.
🛡️ CyberSecurity Reads
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