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The Non-Obvious Insights Show – Episode #231

In this episode, we talk about …

  • Lessons in humble creativity from the best small agency in America
  • Transparent toilets and they might actually work
  • A stunning VR expose of factory farms filmed by an activist group
  • Apple seeing challenges to their monopoly from Fortnite and others
  • Time crystals and why they aren’t as cool as they sound … yet
  • Insights about female voting patterns over the past 100 years
  • Teacher shortages and how to rethink education in a pandemic
  • A curious new database of recipes from history finally public
  • And another selection for my Non-Obvious Book Release of the Week!

Story links from this week’s episode:

AD AGE ANNOUNCES 2020 SMALL AGENCY AWARD WINNERS
https://adage.com/article/small-agenc…

THE TOKYO TOILET Project
https://www.nippon-foundation.or.jp/e…

BlackBerry phones are back, baby
https://www.engadget.com/blackberry-o…

Scientists Observe “Time Crystals” Interacting With Each Other
https://futurism.com/scientists-obser…

If You Know How a Cow Feels, Will You Eat Less Meat?
https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar…

VR Experience of Pig Farms Creates More Transparency
https://www.supermarketguru.com/artic…

Meet the Activists Risking Prison to Film VR in Factory Farms
https://www.wired.com/story/direct-ac…

How does it work? The tech behind Mowi’s trackable salmon
https://www.thedrum.com/news/2020/08/…

VR Puts Viewers Inside the Grisly Reality of Factory Farms
https://www.wired.com/story/get-wired…

iOS 14 redirects web links from News+ publishers directly to the Apple News app
https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/10/app…

APPLE HAS FINALLY MET ITS FORTNITE MATCH
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/14/21…

Facebook is calling Apple out for refusing to reduce its 30% App Store fee for a new Facebook feature that could help small-business owners during the pandemic
https://www.businessinsider.com/faceb… 

Database of 5,000 Historical Cookbooks Is Now Online, and You Can Help Improve It
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles…

As Amenities Sit Unused, Airports Reconsider Their Design
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/18/bu…

Get Ready for a Teacher Shortage Like We’ve Never Seen Before
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/op…

ONLINE CLASSES DON’T HAVE TO BE BORING
https://www.theverge.com/21364735/inq…

Women Won The Right To Vote 100 Years Ago. They Didn’t Start Voting Differently From Men Until 1980.
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/…

Money For Nothing Book
https://ig.ft.com/sites/business-book…

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