5 articles I shared with friends this week

Stop adopting other people’s anxiety
I just got off the phone with a client who sounded really angry. He’s worried about the project we’re working on together running late. He’s also worried about how much stuff he has to do before we can launch it. I reassured him it was all going fine, but that seemed to make him even angrier. What can I do?

Heavyweight is my new favorite podcast
The first 2 episodes are great.

Why deep learning is suddenly changing your life
Programmers have fed the computer a learning algorithm, exposed it to terabytes of data—hundreds of thousands of images or years’ worth of speech samples—to train it, and have then allowed the computer to figure out for itself how to recognize the desired objects, words, or sentences. In short, such computers can now teach themselves.

Ten shows to binge watch this fall

The cobalt pipeline
An estimated 100,000 cobalt miners in Congo use hand tools to dig hundreds of feet underground with little oversight and few safety measures. The cobalt pulled from these hand-dug Congo mines is a mineral essential to the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles.