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DPL Reading List – December 13, 2019


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Each Friday, we share a curated list of articles we found during the past week. Here’s the list of the new and interesting ones we found this week. If there’s an article you think we should read, let us know in the comments below.

How Your Organization’s Experts Can Share Their Knowledge – Subject matter experts in your company must share their knowledge for future generations. Through a knowledge cascade, each SME spreads what they have learned and create teachers. Check out four distinct ways that “nextperts” (the initial mentees of the original experts) create knowledge cascades.

George Laurer, an inventor of the modern bar code, dies at 94 – We’re so used to seeing bar codes, we almost take them for granted. And yet, they have saved the grocery industry an estimated $17 billion in the quarter-century after their creation. Here’s a remembrance of the man who helped create this familiar pattern.

Top 20+ Innovation Books for 2020 – Check out Brian’s list of innovation books to read in the new year.

How “randomizers” are breathing new life into old games – Nostalgia is a powerful thing. While these mod randomizers will never fully replace our original experiences with old games, they can freshen up the gameplay and challenge us in new ways.

AIM was the killer app of 1997. It’s still shaping the internet today – A look at how AOL’s Instant Messenger impacted design and internet communication.

Bill Gates solves your gift problems: Here are his top 5 books for the holidays – We love to see what Bill is reading. Here’s his list for end-of-year book suggestions.

Cloudy with a chance of neurons: The tools that make neural networks work – A quick overview and guide for getting started with machine learning.

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