Rob's Top Picks

Rob's Top Picks: Week 1

Mar 01, 2024

Rob's Top Picks: Week 1
I’ve scoured the universe for the coolest stories this week and hand picked the best ones to super-power your inbox! 

Red Bull Hardline | Tasmania Finals 2024

These guys (and first female finisher this year!) are tough as nails. Watch as they risk it all in one of the world’s most challenging downhill mountain bike race. 

Click here to watch.

Odysseus Moon Landing

Private company sends lunar lander to the moon. This is both the first private moon landing and the first US moon landing in 52 years. Odysseus rode on a SpaceX rocket - proving private industry can achieve big things!

See it here

So how long until we see the first lunar airbnb?




Rolls Royce Spectre | 1st Electric Rolls

The first EV from Rolls Royce is shipping - 120 years after both founders experimented with electric cars.

"The electric car is perfectly noiseless and clean. There is no smell or vibration, and they should become very useful when fixed charging stations can be arranged. But for now, I do not anticipate that they will be very serviceable - at least for many years to come."

  • Charles Rolls (founder Rolls Royce), April 1900

Believe it or not at the turn of the century (1900) there were more electric cars than gas registered in the US. Gas soon surpassed electric in utility but it’s great to see clean tech giving gas a run for it’s money. And if money is something you have too much of... 
You can check out the Spectre here.


SHOGUN | Trailer

It’s like game of thrones but with Samurai set in 1600 Japan. 

“When a mysterious European ship is found marooned in a nearby fishing village, Lord Yoshii Toranaga discovers secrets that could tip the scales of power and devastate his enemies.”

My mentor first recommended Shogun the novel when I moved to China at age 19. It quickly became one of my favorite epic tales, packed with strategy, wisdom and beautiful scenery. 

If you’ve ever felt a little out of place traveling somewhere, you must check this out. The book’s hard to beat, but the Series has been fantastic so far, scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Click here for the trailer. 


Hope your weekend is out of this world,