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Reactions to Sources

I received a link to an article from a newspaper I consider disreputable.

I don’t know whether “disreputable” is the right word. I haven’t looked it up on any list and didn’t know much about it.

But, five out of five articles that I had found there via Google/ that had sounded interesting turned out to be somewhere between grossly misleading and simply untrue. A while back, I suppressed it from my news feed and hadn’t thought about it since.

This particular article was sent by a colleague that I sit on an advisory board with and is beautifully written. It describes how a particular Noble Peace Prize winner would think about some of the current events. I’m guessing that it’s wrong, but I don’t know for sure. It would be a fair bit of work to figure this out. More work than I am ready to do today.

They are going to want to talk about it at the advisory board . I don’t know what to do or what I will say.

When I opened up a browser to write this, I saw a link to a youtube video titled that it was proving something well known to be true to actually be false. As I was getting ready to complain about the feed algorithms, I noticed the channel name had the word Comedy in it.

Perhaps that news source was meant to be and I just missed it.

I have seen articles from The Onion and The Journal of Irreproducible Results cited by writers who didn’t realize they were humor and ultimately published despite there being fact-checkers in the process.

I don’t actually think that this news source is really meant to be humor. I don’t think that treating it as such will get me through the advisory board meeting.

Perhaps I should stick to “Lots of weather we’ve been having lately,” and “Wasn’t the traffic one Hell of a commute to our zoom meeting.”

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


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