The best bits for your brain: this week's top 3 reads & listens - episode 5
Around the interwebs and across the audiosphere, here's this week's most delicious content. Shortcut your way to creating successful habits, learn practical marketing tips and more.
Dale Beaumont is a technology entrepreneur, international speaker and author of 16 best-selling books. In this interview, James Schramko from Superfastbusiness talks with Beaumont the technological leaps that are changing how online business can be done.
Best quote - "In terms of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, all of those, there are over three billion users now that are using messaging apps of various types on a daily basis. And even the fact that Messenger as an app is growing faster than Facebook itself."
Is Apple considering a media acquisition? With money in the bank and nothing to lose, maybe so. And maybe, like Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchasing The Washington Post, Apple will take further steps in publishing and content production.
Best quote - "Just from an experimental standpoint, they have to to this. They have $260 billion dollars. It would cost them (Apple) nothing to tinker with a billion dollar media company."
#3 Best Listen - How I Built This - interview with Richard Branson
Richard Branson took a record shop and built it into a label, a bank, an airline, space tourism, and 200 other businesses — all under the name Virgin. But the serial entrepreneur has also had his share of failures.
Best quote - "The best businesses come out of frustrations."
#1 Best Read - Inside the Macedonian Fake-News Complex
Macedonians teens made a killing during the US President election. They built a factory of fake news that changed the modern world.
Best quote - "Between August and November, Boris earned nearly $16,000 off his two pro-Trump websites. The average monthly salary in Macedonia is $371."
#2 Best Read - Why Amazon Is The World’s Most Innovative Company Of 2017
From the ease with which we access televisual content to transforming shopping, this article describes why Amazon is the future's frontrunner.
Best quote - "Our job is to invent new options that nobody's ever thought of before and see if customers like them."
#3 Best Read - Bruce Lee: The Inevitability of Success
In 1969, Bruce Lee wrote a letter to himself:
My Definite Chief Aim
I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.
At 32 years of age, Lee had already changed the face of film and martial arts forever.
Best quote - "Right now, I can project my thoughts into the future, I can see ahead of me."