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WELCOME TO THE·BY·PRODUCT. A WEEKLY RECAP OF WHAT IS GOING DOWN & WHAT IS COMING UP ON THE INTERNET. THIS WEEK WE EXPLORE PLAYING WITH YOUR FOOD, REAL AUTHORS, WATCHING NETFLIX ON THE DANCE FLOOR, AND A 22 YEAR OLD WHO IS GOING TO SAVE US FROM CHAT GPT.
ALSO A MUST HAVE FOR EVERYONE CREATIVE OR NOT LIES WITHIN THE LINKS. SPOILER ALERT, IT’S A BOOK FILLED WITH WORD OF WISDOM. IT’S ALMOST A MUCT HAVE. ENJOY YOUR WEEK, DO SOME WORK, READ THIS NEWSLETTER, AND SHARE IF YOU LIKE. OH, AND FOLLOWING THE WILD SUCCESS OF LAST WEEK’S POST HIT ME UP IF YOU WANT TO TAKE THE STEERING WHEEL OF THIS THING SOMETIME SOON.
THIS WEEK’S HOT TAKE
While many Americans were nursing hangovers on New Year's Day, 22-year-old Edward Tian was working feverishly on a new app to combat misuse of a powerful, new artificial intelligence tool called ChatGPT.
Given the buzz it's created, there's a good chance you've heard about ChatGPT. It's an interactive chatbot powered by machine learning. The technology has basically devoured the entire Internet, reading the collective works of humanity and learning patterns in language that it can recreate. All you have to do is give it a prompt, and ChatGPT can do an endless array of things: write a story in a particular style, answer a question, explain a concept, compose an email — write a college essay — and it will spit out coherent, seemingly human-written text in seconds.
The technology is both awesome — and terrifying.
"I think we're absolutely at an inflection point," Tian says. "This technology is incredible. I do believe it's the future. But, at the same time, it's like we're opening Pandora's Box. And we need safeguards to adopt it responsibly." / via NPR
CLUB TIK TOK
At a Brooklyn club, fans of the Netflix series “Wednesday” showed off their takes on the pigtailed heroine’s signature dance moves in a midnight competition.
Quantum was hosting an Addams Family-themed party dedicated to the dance that Wednesday performs in the show’s fourth episode at a prom-like event at Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for outcasts, vampires and werewolves. Netflix owes these kids big time. / Via NY Times
Have you ever been watching a show or movie, and then a character delivers a line so unintelligible you have to scramble to find the remote and rewind? For many, this moment came during the climax of the Pete Davidson film “The King of Staten Island,” where his most important line was impossible to understand. / Via Vox
DECK ON DECKS
As the first month of the new year is coming to a close, all the projections, strategies, and big thinking has in some shape or form been put into a deck. The folks at Space Cadet Ventures has been nice enough to collect them all and drop them all in one place for the rest of us to read, download, and quote. / Spacecadet
BOOK OF THE MONTH
“Consider submerging yourself in the canon of great works. Read the finest literature, watch the masterpieces of cinema, get up close to the most influential paintings, visit architectural landmarks, there’s no standard list, no one has the same standard of greatness, the canon is continually changing across time and space…” - Rick Rubin
I do not really do any product placement, nor is there an affiliate link play here. It is simply my personal recommendation. Mr Rick Rubin has for decades been, a hero, a guide, a mentor, and an inspiration. His book, The Creative Act - A way of Being, is a must have source of wisdom. / Via Tim Nolan
PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD
London’s cult-fave restaurant BAO just launched its innovative app It is an interesting and interactive rewards platform called The BAOverse.
You enter the BAOverse with a tourist passport and choose a character. As you explore you’ll earn BAOcoin to spend on in-app items to redeem when you visit BAO. The more you explore the more characters, rewards, passport upgrades, and secret perks you unlock. / Via Instagram
SHIFTING TO SUCCEED.
I have been reading “The Future Does Not Fit In The Containers Of The Past” for quite sometime and Rishad continues to deliver quality thought-provoking content. Click over to read his “Four Shifts: Thriving in the Next Era.” / Via Rishad Tobaccowala
Gender parity on boards is showing signs of improvement. But having a seat at the table is just the first step; exerting influence around high-stakes decisions is vital, too. To better understand how women board members do this, researchers interviewed 43 women directors at U.S. companies.
They found that these women had to navigate a fine line of appearing both warm and competent to get their opinions across, and did so using six key tactics: asking, connecting, asserting, qualifying, waiting, and checking.
The researchers also note that it should not simply be up to women directors to navigate bias against them, and suggest four strategies for companies looking to improve gender parity on their boards — not only in number, but in influence Via / HBR