Tidbits | Dominik Mayer – Products, Asia, Productivity

Interesting articles, videos and other tidbits from around the web.

Old-Fashioned Rice Cookers Are Extremely Clever

How a simple rice cooker uses the physical properties of water and magnets to cook perfect rice.

Today I Learned That Not Everyone Has an Internal Monologue and It Has Ruined My Day.  

My day was completely ruined yesterday when I stumbled upon a fun fact that absolutely obliterated my mind. I saw this tweet yesterday that said that not everyone has an internal monologue in their head. All my life, I could hear my voice in my head and speak in full sentences as if I was talking out loud. I thought everyone experienced this, so I did not believe that it could be true at that time.

It’s 2020 and You’re in the Future  

When World War 2 started, the Civil War felt as far away to Americans as WW2 feels to us now.

Also, remember when Jurassic Park, The Lion King, and Forrest Gump came out in theaters? Closer to the moon landing than today.

Many incredibly fascinating facts.

Andy Grove and the IPhone SE  

Andy Grove passed away the same day that Apple announced the iPhone SE. One of Grove’s best decisions reminds me of this launch.

Inside Apple's Perfectionism Machine  

Apple’s Phil Schiller explains how Apple has perfected its attention to detail over time, and how it manifests in products like the new MacBook.

The Bro Code  

Booze, Sex, and the Dark Art of Dealmaking in China

Stanford Researchers Discover the 'Anternet'  

A collaboration between a Stanford ant biologist and a computer scientist has revealed that the behavior of harvester ants as they forage for food mirrors the protocols that control traffic on the Internet.

How the Language You Speak Changes Your View of the World  

Panos Athanasopoulos says bilinguals view the world in different ways depending on the specific language they are operating in.

The Rise of the Red Prince  

How Xi Jinping took control of China.

Sliding Into Marriage  

Meg Jay for The New York Times:

Sliding into cohabitation wouldn’t be a problem if sliding out were as easy. But it isn’t. Too often, young adults enter into what they imagine will be low-cost, low-risk living situations only to find themselves unable to get out months, even years, later.

Early Men and Women Were Equal, Say Scientists  

Study shows that modern hunter-gatherer tribes operate on egalitarian basis, suggesting inequality was an aberration that came with the advent of agriculture

What Are the Most Common Mistakes First Time Entrepreneurs Make?  

James Altucher knows what he’s talking about.