Steven Hawking a true legend has passed away and one of the smartest individuals alive if not the smartest. His work will forever be ingrained in our society and some have said his disability gave him an advantage to learn even more and think in unique ways.
In what I think is one of the best editorial pieces I have read that has ever come out of the Huffington Post by Jason Fagone: The Lottery Winners is a great piece that details how a semi-retired Michigan couple embarks on a journey to take advantage of an opportunity in the Michigan and then the Massachusetts lottery system. The Lottery WinFall games talk about how a loophole in a system can be exploited and those either with enough intelligence or hard work (in this case they spent thousands of hours doing mundane tasks and driving 700+ miles through Canada and back into the USA) can create a short lived business opportunity.
It's a great piece that I'm bookmarking along with the original Boston Globe Spotlight piece:
Another article of respect from last week: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanmac/this-is-the-man-who-helped-peter-thiel-demolish-gawker-mr-a?utm_term=.uvLLwzDam#.gnYkq4aQ5
Watch the 43 minutes of Tupac Shakurs interview from Prison when he was in the Clinton Correctional facility in New York. Some of the crazy things to hear knowing what happened to him the following year was that he said he has already taken 5 bullets and god willing doesn't plan to take anymore. That his music will live on long after he's gone. Some other really intriguing stuff in this classic.