Risk, Robots And NCAA Revenue; A BCA Reading List

Jared Diamond’s Guide to Reducing Life’s Risks – NYTimes.com

The other morning, I escaped unscathed from a dangerous situation. No, an armed robber didn’t break into my house, nor did I find myself face to face with a mountain lion during my bird walk. What I survived was my daily shower.

Heirs of Mao’s Comrades Rise as New Capitalist Nobility – Bloomberg

How Amazon Trained Its Investors to Behave – Justin Fox – Harvard Business Review

Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation – NYTimes.com

To buttress its claim that automation is not a job killer but instead a way for the United States to compete against increasingly advanced foreign competitors, the industry group reported findings on Tuesday that it said it would publish in February. The federation said the industry would directly and indirectly create from 1.9 million to 3.5 million jobs globally by 2020.

How Smiles Control Us All

The NCAA vs. Student Athletes: The End of the ‘the Best Business Model in the World’?

The NCAA is producing an enormous amount of revenue. The players are producing that revenue. It’s ridiculous that we’re not paying them. It’s ridiculous what the NCAA does with respect to its players. They were selling [former Auburn quarterback and current NFL star] Cam Newton jerseys and Newton didn’t get any money. At Michigan [basketball], the Fab Five used to say, ‘We’re walking down the street with no money, and you’re selling our jerseys for profit.’

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