Links for 9/7/2017

  1. “Emmanuel Macron’s official portrait is a symbolic celebration of centrism”. Clever analysis of the semiotics of Macron’s official portrait — which hangs in every office of the French state. That’s a lot of offices. Very interesting in the way it demonstrates Macron’s astonishing attention to symbolic detail.

  2. By me: “Challenges to Silicon Valley won’t just come from Brussels”. Why the Reality Distortion Field centred on Palo Alto doesn’t get what’s happening in the rest of the world.

  3. Diane Coyle’s Reading List

  4. Memo to Board: spend money on cybersecurity or pay the price. New York Times report on what a cyber attack can do to your profits — and your share price.

  5. Katie Hope, BBC: “Inside the secret and lucrative world of ‘the super tutor'”. Or how to earn between £150 and £1,000 an hour tutoring rich kids so that they can get into private schools. The gig economy on steroids.