Rami's Readings #12
SVB Infighting, Intrapreneurship in China, Sony Design, Apple II, Supreme Tamagotchi, Prompt Injection, Excess Car Thefts, and more.
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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
The Silicon Valley Bank fallout is just beginning
Notes: VC infighting is not surprising. It only took a few days for the initial solidarity to dissipate.
The Men Who Set the Rules in Chinese Tech
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
Sony Design Gallery
Notes: Great website covering Sony design over time. Sony's design is legendary. Their work inspired even Apple.
‘The Apple II Age’
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.
The Supreme Tamagotchi is a Hypebeasts Best Friend
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
Zhejiang Wants Children to Study AI From Younger Age
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.
Prompt Injection Attacks on Large Language Models
Notes: A good survey of recent prompt injection attacks on LLMs.
Putting Undetectable Backdoors in Machine Learning Models
Notes: Published a few months. I saw little discussion around it, so it may have been missed.
🛡️ CyberSecurity Reads
Excess Kia and Hyundai car thefts
Notes: Hondas are being targeted in similar car thefts. I think everyone will need Faraday Cages for their car key fobs soon.
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