Kickoff For March 8, 2021

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Monday Kickoff, a collection of what I’ve found interesting, informative, and insightful on the web over the last seven days.

And we’re back! Great to see you all again after that enforced break. Let’s get this Monday started with these links:


Digging your own digital grave: how should you manage the data you leave behind?, wherein we learn how important it is to secure our privacy online not just for now but for after our deaths.

Imagine There’s No Drivers, wherein Jim Motavalli muses about the future of autonomous vehicles and how they might reshape life in cities.

What Was BeOS, and Why Did People Love It?, wherein we learn about an operating system from the 1990s that could have rivalled Windows and MacOS, and why it didn’t.

Business and Economics

The Second Career of Michael Riegels, wherein we learn about the English barrister who helped turn the British Virgin Islands into a tax haven and learn about the consequences of doing that.

How young workers are changing the rules of ‘business speak’, wherein we see how older and younger employees need to work together to find a middle ground in the way in which they communicate in the workplace.

Startup “Cults”, wherein Adam Willems argues that using the term cult to describe tech firms is both innacurate and only offers a fleeting, holier-than-thou catharsis to those who utter it.

Odds and Ends

The Man Who Found Forrest Fenn’s Treasure, wherein we learn how a young medical student cracked the code leading to the location of an art dealer’s buried treasure, and about the hell that broke loose because of that find.

If Proust Ate Pringles — On Memory, Loss, and the Persistence of Heineken, wherein Eoghan Walsh has a Proustian moment of involuntary memory recall about this childhood, and realizes how his experiences of parenting and my work around beer are connected.

A Longing for the Lost Landline, wherein Roger Cohen pens a paen to a time when we weren’t, and weren’t expected to be, constantly connected.

And that’s it for this Monday. Come back in seven days for another set of links to start off your week.

Scott Nesbitt