Benedict Evans
Tech, mobile & media. Trying to work out what's going on, and what happens next. @a16z.
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Recommendations by Benedict Evans

Benedict Evans's Review:

@Dannythefink @PCollinsTimes the alternative is to read his Robert Moses book: similar reading experience and 1/4 the length.

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/659109765356716032

Turning Back The Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism
book
by Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

Benedict Evans's Review:

@mediareformUK @johngapper Umberto Eco's new book about conspiracy theories is much better written

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/672711200682086401

The Early History of Rome: Bks. 1-5 (Penguin Classics)
book
by Livy, R M Ogilvie, Stephen Oakley, Aubrey De Selincourt

Benedict Evans's Review:

@freecloud @pmarca Livy is the better book, Polybius is a historian. Much like Herodotus versus Thucydides

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/579906034841493504

Benedict Evans's Review:

More people should know who Max Martin is (The Song Machine - The New Yorker)

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/724413570188865536

Benedict Evans: @jmseabrook it’s a good book. and JJ Abrams is the Max Martin of film

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/724429495348785152

The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin Classics)
book
by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, John M. Cohen

Benedict Evans's Review:

Reading 'The Conquest of New Spain' by Bernal Diaz. 400 Spaniards & 20 horses against the Aztec empire, by a man who was there.'

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/884548477

Benedict Evans's Review:

Reading ''This Time is Different' http://bit.ly/by3iHb - more insight in each page than a whole Malcolm Gladwell book...

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/8652996674

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
book
by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Benedict Evans's Review:

Useful primer for (today) Venezuela and Argentina. The sad thing is that this book is almost 20 years old.

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/688893829705936896

Au Bonheur des Dames (Penguin Classics)
book
by Émile Zola, Robin Buss

Benedict Evans's Review:

This is perhaps the best book about the future of ecommerce

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/756204218147450880

Benedict Evans's Review:

‘Coin-operated Idiots’

Benedict Evans's Review:

Mubi is a great product, but also a view on the future of video - less mass aggregation than lots of boutiques.

Benedict Evans's Review:

Love this by @mims - Amazon marketplace as the new high-frequency trading platform.

Mobile 2.0
article
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

Mobile 2.0 — what assumptions can we leave behind, and what do we build next?

Benedict Evans's Review:

Hearing disturbing rumors that engineering prototype do not necessarily look like finished products (image: iPad pr…

Benedict Evans's Review:

Surfing, metrics and creation: Facebook and Snap — new post

Benedict Evans's Review:

Facebook & Google are index funds - they mirror user behavior. Snap is trying to create from scratch, over & over ♻️

Benedict Evans's Review:

Images as the universal inputs – Medium

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Andreessen Horowitz on Vimeo

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What I’ve been up to for the past 4 years

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How fashion brands are using WhatsApp | Glossy

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Real Life Infographic of Over 100 Objects Integrated Into the iPhone | Spoon & Tamago

The name game
article
by @salon

Benedict Evans's Review:

Where company names come from (Salon, 1999. But great)

Benedict Evans's Review:

Bokksu | Premium Japanese Snack Subscription Box

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The unexpected ways our lives will change when cars drive themselves - The Washington Post

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Google's TPU Chip Helped It Avoid Building Dozens of New Data Centers | WIRED

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Leader of the Internet Explorer Project, Ben Slivka | Internet History Podcast

Benedict Evans's Review:

The clouds are so thick you can't see where your airship is? Put a crewman in a tin can on a string and lower him t…

Benedict Evans's Review:

Game on: why Japan’s arcades are still winning

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A16z podcast with @tomcoates and @mathowie (and me) - open web, blogging, discovery, links, community.

Benedict Evans's Review:

Research Blog: Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data

Remembering Bob Silvers
article
by @perrylink

Benedict Evans's Review:

Remembering Bob Silvers | by Christopher Benfey | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Benedict Evans's Review:

Paris Review - Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5

Benedict Evans's Review:

The Profound Implications of 5 Increasingly Dominant Tech Companies

Cars and second order consequences
article
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

Cars and second order consequences — new blog post.

Benedict Evans's Review:

How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' | Books | The Guardian

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
book
by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Benedict Evans's Review:

The sad thing about Venezuela is how repetitive and predictable it is.

Benedict Evans's Review:

A Whirlwind Tour Through Trends in China – Andreessen Horowitz

The Making of Future Man
article
by @JamesGleick

Benedict Evans's Review:

The Making of Future Man - The New York Review of Books

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John Lewis is trialling shopping deliveries straight to your car - Fashion & Mash

Benedict Evans's Review:

Autonomous Vehicles and the End of Privacy

Benedict Evans's Review:

Todd and Freddy – Andreessen Horowitz

Benedict Evans's Review:

Donald Judd Furniture. Accessible prices.

Benedict Evans's Review:

Paris’s specialist pâtisseries

Benedict Evans's Review:

As 2006 was for smartphones so 2017 is for augmented reality - everything is just about to happen, but what? 👁

Benedict Evans's Review:

A square meal: how restaurants are courting the Instagram crowd

Benedict Evans's Review:

I did a podcast with @timoreilly

Benedict Evans's Review:

Economic frustration drives young French voters towards Le Pen: 40% of 18-24s polling for National Front

Benedict Evans's Review:

Above Avalon: The Curious State of Apple Product Pricing

Mobile 2.0
article
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

New blog post: Mobile 2.0

Benedict Evans's Review:

Inside Amazon’s Battle to Break Into the $800 Billion Grocery Market - Bloomberg

Benedict Evans's Review:

a16z Podcast: The Product Edge in Machine Learning Startups: Textio and Everlaw

Benedict Evans's Review:

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume (law firms)

Benedict Evans's Review:

Famous Books by Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Newsletter
website
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

This week’s newsletter has just gone out to 65,454 people. It’s pretty good.

Benedict Evans's Review:

@Dannythefink @PCollinsTimes the alternative is to read his Robert Moses book: similar reading experience and 1/4 the length.

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/659109765356716032

Turning Back The Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism
book
by Umberto Eco, Alastair McEwen

Benedict Evans's Review:

@mediareformUK @johngapper Umberto Eco's new book about conspiracy theories is much better written

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/672711200682086401

The Early History of Rome: Bks. 1-5 (Penguin Classics)
book
by Livy, R M Ogilvie, Stephen Oakley, Aubrey De Selincourt

Benedict Evans's Review:

@freecloud @pmarca Livy is the better book, Polybius is a historian. Much like Herodotus versus Thucydides

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/579906034841493504

Benedict Evans's Review:

More people should know who Max Martin is (The Song Machine - The New Yorker)

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/724413570188865536

Benedict Evans: @jmseabrook it’s a good book. and JJ Abrams is the Max Martin of film

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/724429495348785152

The Conquest of New Spain (Penguin Classics)
book
by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo, John M. Cohen

Benedict Evans's Review:

Reading 'The Conquest of New Spain' by Bernal Diaz. 400 Spaniards & 20 horses against the Aztec empire, by a man who was there.'

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/884548477

Benedict Evans's Review:

Reading ''This Time is Different' http://bit.ly/by3iHb - more insight in each page than a whole Malcolm Gladwell book...

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/8652996674

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
book
by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Benedict Evans's Review:

Useful primer for (today) Venezuela and Argentina. The sad thing is that this book is almost 20 years old.

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/688893829705936896

Au Bonheur des Dames (Penguin Classics)
book
by Émile Zola, Robin Buss

Benedict Evans's Review:

This is perhaps the best book about the future of ecommerce

Ref: https://twitter.com/BenedictEvans/status/756204218147450880

Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
book
by Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Benedict Evans's Review:

The sad thing about Venezuela is how repetitive and predictable it is.

Benedict Evans's Review:

Love this by @mims - Amazon marketplace as the new high-frequency trading platform.

Mobile 2.0
article
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

Mobile 2.0 — what assumptions can we leave behind, and what do we build next?

Benedict Evans's Review:

Hearing disturbing rumors that engineering prototype do not necessarily look like finished products (image: iPad pr…

Benedict Evans's Review:

Surfing, metrics and creation: Facebook and Snap — new post

Benedict Evans's Review:

Facebook & Google are index funds - they mirror user behavior. Snap is trying to create from scratch, over & over ♻️

Benedict Evans's Review:

Images as the universal inputs – Medium

Benedict Evans's Review:

What I’ve been up to for the past 4 years

Benedict Evans's Review:

Real Life Infographic of Over 100 Objects Integrated Into the iPhone | Spoon & Tamago

The name game
article
by @salon

Benedict Evans's Review:

Where company names come from (Salon, 1999. But great)

Benedict Evans's Review:

The unexpected ways our lives will change when cars drive themselves - The Washington Post

Benedict Evans's Review:

Google's TPU Chip Helped It Avoid Building Dozens of New Data Centers | WIRED

Benedict Evans's Review:

Leader of the Internet Explorer Project, Ben Slivka | Internet History Podcast

Benedict Evans's Review:

The clouds are so thick you can't see where your airship is? Put a crewman in a tin can on a string and lower him t…

Benedict Evans's Review:

Research Blog: Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data

Remembering Bob Silvers
article
by @perrylink

Benedict Evans's Review:

Remembering Bob Silvers | by Christopher Benfey | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Benedict Evans's Review:

Paris Review - Robert Caro, The Art of Biography No. 5

Benedict Evans's Review:

The Profound Implications of 5 Increasingly Dominant Tech Companies

Cars and second order consequences
article
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

Cars and second order consequences — new blog post.

Benedict Evans's Review:

How eBooks lost their shine: 'Kindles now look clunky and unhip' | Books | The Guardian

The Making of Future Man
article
by @JamesGleick

Benedict Evans's Review:

The Making of Future Man - The New York Review of Books

Benedict Evans's Review:

John Lewis is trialling shopping deliveries straight to your car - Fashion & Mash

Benedict Evans's Review:

Autonomous Vehicles and the End of Privacy

Benedict Evans's Review:

Donald Judd Furniture. Accessible prices.

Benedict Evans's Review:

As 2006 was for smartphones so 2017 is for augmented reality - everything is just about to happen, but what? 👁

Benedict Evans's Review:

Above Avalon: The Curious State of Apple Product Pricing

Mobile 2.0
article
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

New blog post: Mobile 2.0

Benedict Evans's Review:

Inside Amazon’s Battle to Break Into the $800 Billion Grocery Market - Bloomberg

Benedict Evans's Review:

Research: How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume (law firms)

Benedict Evans's Review:

‘Coin-operated Idiots’

Benedict Evans's Review:

Mubi is a great product, but also a view on the future of video - less mass aggregation than lots of boutiques.

Benedict Evans's Review:

How fashion brands are using WhatsApp | Glossy

Benedict Evans's Review:

Bokksu | Premium Japanese Snack Subscription Box

Benedict Evans's Review:

Game on: why Japan’s arcades are still winning

Benedict Evans's Review:

A16z podcast with @tomcoates and @mathowie (and me) - open web, blogging, discovery, links, community.

Benedict Evans's Review:

A Whirlwind Tour Through Trends in China – Andreessen Horowitz

Benedict Evans's Review:

Todd and Freddy – Andreessen Horowitz

Benedict Evans's Review:

Paris’s specialist pâtisseries

Benedict Evans's Review:

A square meal: how restaurants are courting the Instagram crowd

Benedict Evans's Review:

I did a podcast with @timoreilly

Benedict Evans's Review:

Economic frustration drives young French voters towards Le Pen: 40% of 18-24s polling for National Front

Benedict Evans's Review:

Famous Books by Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Newsletter
website
by @benedictevans

Benedict Evans's Review:

This week’s newsletter has just gone out to 65,454 people. It’s pretty good.

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