I just found my copy of Richard Z. Chesnoff's Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History. This is one of the most chilling books I've ever read.
Chesnoff explains the economic machine that was the Holocaust. From financing the greater war effort to helping out the non-jewish citizenry, the Final Solution was a fiscal jackpot for Germany and friends. Pack of Thieves walks you through an amazing tale of theft and takes you on a tour of countries still benefiting from these war treasures.
The book is well written and holds my attention in a way other history books can and do not. It is a dense but fast read and gave me new perspective on an important moment in history.
Pack of Thieves: How Hitler and Europe Plundered the Jews and Committed the Greatest Theft in History
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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