This Week

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The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies

New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes. But can we afford them?

newyorker.com
07/15 693

How to Manage a Board

With special contributions from Nic Dardenne

One of the most common questions we hear from founders is “How do I manage my board?” It’s something that provokes anxiety, because this is the first time the founder/CEO is subject to external supervision, and the board has powers that include the....

blog.ycombinator.com
07/15 277

Mastering the Art of the Outcome: How Guru Turned Customer Success Into a Company Cornerstone

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At Guru, customer success is at the center of every aspect of company-building, from product design to sales strategy. Co-founder and CEO Rick Nucci shows how a relentless dedication to outcomes gives startups a competitive edge.

firstround.com
07/15 234

Substack

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Reading — and especially writing — was once a privilege of the elite. In the medieval ages, the ability to create and distribute books was in the hands of very few: It would take weeks and even months for a …

a16z.com
07/16 229

How to Rank Your Old, Outdated Content

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What percentage of your search traffic is driven by your top 10 pages?

Chances are, it’s a large portion.

Just look at the screenshot below. You’ll see that my top 10 pages drive 28.7% of my search traffic.

That may not seem like a high number, but I have 5,441 blog posts. In other words, 0.1%....

neilpatel.com
07/16 118
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Last Week

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How To Clear Out Your Zombie Apps and Online Accounts

All those services you signed up for but forgot about? They're a security risk. Here's how to get rid of them.

wired.com
07/14 3671

The Simple Idea Behind Einstein’s Greatest Discoveries

Einstein’s theory of gravity and modern particle physics both rely on the idea of symmetry. But physicists are now wondering if symmetry has much more to offer.

wired.com
07/14 3035

Craigslist's Craig Newmark: 'Outrage is profitable. Most online outrage is faked for profit'

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The founder of the online classifieds site is a survivor from the era of internet optimism. He has given significant sums to protect the future of news – and rejects the idea his website helped cause journalism’s financial crisis

As the Craig in Craigslist, the free online noticeboard that....

theguardian.com
07/14 2720

Shopify and the Power of Platforms

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While I am (rightfully) teased about how often I discuss Aggregation Theory, there is a method to my madness, particularly over the last year: more and more attention is being paid to the power wielded by Aggregators like Google and Facebook, but to my mind the language is all wrong.

I discussed....

stratechery.com
07/11 2164

The Fight for the Future of YouTube

Neima Jahromi writes on TK TK TK

newyorker.com
07/08 1144
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Best in 07/01 - 07/07

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These 4 ‘harmless’ habits are sapping your brain power

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Neuroscientist Tara Swart argues that snacking and comparing yourself to someone else can lessen your cognitive functions.

If someone asks you how you spend your time when you’re not at work, do you know where most of your day goes? It still surprises me that most busy people have their workday....

fastcompany.com
07/05 7528

6 Causes of Burnout, and How to Avoid Them

Changing jobs isn’t always the answer.

hbr.org
07/05 7017

'We all suffer': why San Francisco techies hate the city they transformed

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San Franciscans have long complained that tech workers ruined their city, driving up rents and homelessness and eliminating diversity. Now even the tech workers agree

Photographs by Jason Henry

It was a beautiful winter day in San Francisco, and Zoe was grooving to the soundtrack of the....

theguardian.com
07/01 4418

How to Save Money and Skip Lines at the Airport

Going overseas? Here's what you need to know about Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and other ways to have a less stressful flight.

wired.com
07/05 2122

The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far

Ransomware attacks, supply chain hacks, escalating tensions with Iran—the first six months of 2019 have been anything but boring.

wired.com
07/05 1602
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Best in 06/24 - 06/30

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Microsoft's Ebook Apocalypse Shows the Dark Side of DRM

Microsoft has closed its ebook store—and will soon make its customers' libraries disappear along with it.

wired.com
06/30 8837

Tired of Google following you? It is now easier to clear location data

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New functionality automatically deletes history of places users have visited

It is now slightly easier to opt out of Google’s panopticon, with the introduction of new controls from the search engine to automatically clear your data after a set period of time.

By default, Google saves a permanent....

theguardian.com
06/27 4620

The Hidden Cost of GoFundMe Health Care

When patients turn to crowdfunding for medical costs, whoever has the most heartrending story wins, Nathan Heller writes.

newyorker.com
06/24 4454

How a trivial cell phone hack is ruining lives

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On a Tuesday night in May, Sean Coonce was reading the news in bed when his phone dropped service. He chalked it up to tech being tech and went to sleep. When he woke up, his Gmail account had been stolen and by Wednesday evening he was out $100,000.

"This is still very raw (I haven't even told....

engadget.com
06/28 3749

The First Thing Great Decision Makers Do

If you look at data first, you’re doing it wrong.

hbr.org
06/25 2921
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