M.G. Siegler

Investor. Writer. Traveler. Also I read. A lot.

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11 hours ago

“It’s like a Rubik’s cube trying to figure this guy out,” Biden sighed. “We have no freakin’ idea what he’s gonna do.”

Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’

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After the Gold Rush

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23 hours ago

Electricity now flows across continents, courtesy of direct current

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23 hours ago

Today, Trump's much-derided, frequently written off and ultimately successful candidacy has exposed the intellectual inadequacies and political perils of mono-journalism. And those complicit in it have no choice but to reformulate their aims and methods.

The Media's New Mission

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23 hours ago

From 2013. Still great!

Lunch with the FT: Donald Trump

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The Final Days of Obama’s Tech Surge

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Why We March

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Tversky was a font of memorable one-liners, and he found much of life funny. He could also be sharp with critics. After a nasty academic battle with some evolutionary psychologists, he proclaimed, “Listen to evolutionary psychologists long enough, and you’ll stop believing in evolution.” When asked about artificial intelligence, Tversky replied, “We study natural stupidity.” (He did not really think that people were stupid, but the line was too good to pass up.) He also tossed off such wisdom as “The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.” Managers who spend most of their lives in meetings should post that thought on their office walls.

The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

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2 days ago

Unlike many nonfiction writers, Mr. Lewis declines to take advances, which he calls “corrupting,” even though he could easily earn seven figures. Instead, he splits the profits from the books, as well as the advertising and production costs, with Norton. The setup spurs him to work harder and to make more money if the books are successful, he says.

From Michael Lewis, a Portrait of the Men Who Shaped ‘Moneyball’

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2 days ago

The Most Successful Democrat Since F.D.R.

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2 days ago

How Steve Bannon Set the Stage for Donald Trump

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2 days ago

The Most Important Law in Tech Has a Problem

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3 days ago

Thank you

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4 days ago

Mossberg: Lousy ads are ruining the online experience

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4 days ago

Michael Mann On Muhammad Ali, Will Smith, And His New Cut Of ‘Ali’

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5 days ago

Why Walking Helps Us Think

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5 days ago

Yellow Cab, Long a Fixture of City Life, Is for Many a Thing of the Past

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5 days ago

Computing in Concert

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6 days ago

Trump's approach might seem new, but Arnold Schwarzenegger tried it first. It was a disaster.

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7 days ago

Tim Urban is an Expert on not Being an Expert

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7 days ago

Talking AI Disruption With the Man Who Built Google’s ‘Brain’

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7 days ago

The Inside Story of BitTorrent’s Bizarre Collapse

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7 days ago

The Trials of a Boxing Romantic

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7 days ago

Signal Boost

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7 days ago

This estimate can be thought of as DeepStack’s intuition: a gut feeling of the value of holding any possible private cards in any possible poker situation.

Rival AIs Battle to Rule Poker (and Global Politics)

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8 days ago

The Operating System Fountain of Youth: iOS

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8 days ago

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Westeros has not developed viable anti-dragon technology.

How to win The Game of Thrones

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8 days ago

One day, it would be awesome to say, ‘Hey, Digit, am I OK for retirement?’ And all Digit does is send back a thumbs-up emoji.

A Siri for Your Finances? Digit Says Trust Me

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8 days ago

At first, we had to look at a mirror to see if we looked presentable. Then all four of us went into a photo booth and snapped pictures with funny poses. Then the computer took our image and gave everyone funny faces, making us all 20 or 30 years younger. We all now had colorful lipstick and rosy cheeks. The computer also made our eyes bigger, like with anime characters. Then we could add a bunch of writings and stickers to the images before we printed them out.

Why Japan’s arcades are its game industry’s cutting-edge labs

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8 days ago

Lunch with the FT: Bill Gates

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The Publishing Gamble That Changed America

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8 days ago

Lifting the veil

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8 days ago

Theresa Maybe, Britain’s indecisive premier

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10 days ago

There is a lot of work to be done to get to that point. But this early evidence suggests that success in the business world isn’t just about brainpower or climbing a linear path to the top, but about accumulating diverse skills and showing an ability to learn about fields outside one’s comfort zone.

How to Become a C.E.O.? The Quickest Path Is a Winding One

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10 days ago

The Epic Fail of Hollywood’s Hottest Algorithm

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10 days ago

“People looked at us like we were buying real estate in Cleveland—it could be a good thing but is hard to understand,”

The Gamblers Behind Tech’s Biggest Deal Ever

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10 days ago

What Disney’s city of the future, built to look like the past, says about the present

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10 days ago

Q: Do you think this is a great interview?

A: But what if it *isn't* a great interview?

Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself

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10 days ago

The Voice

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11 days ago

To my fellow Americans

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How voice technology is transforming computing

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11 days ago

Is Emirates Airline Running Out of Sky?

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12 days ago

The Secret Source of Putin’s Evil

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12 days ago

Phil Schiller on iPhone’s Launch, How It Changed Apple, and Why It Will Keep Going for 50 Years

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13 days ago

In John Locke’s letters 350 years ago, he didn’t use any animated GIFs because he couldn’t. I’m not saying that he would have written letters in animated GIFs, but if he could have dropped a photo in to illustrate a point, he totally would have.

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield on the Future of Communication

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13 days ago

Exclusive Video and Photos: The iPod-based interface that lost out to iOS for the iPhone

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14 days ago

The History of the iPhone, On Its 10th Anniversary

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14 days ago

Good thoughts on what we need to make live content work.

Live Video: It’s Not About The Content

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14 days ago

George Lucas Can’t Give His $1.5 Billion Museum Away

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14 days ago

How Kevin Durant landed in the Bay

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