Best in 04/22 - 04/28


We Analyzed 8 Of The Fastest-Growing Personal Finance Apps Of All Time To Figure Out The Secrets To Their Success — Here’s What We Learned

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An explosion of new consumer finance brands is transforming how people save, spend, and manage their money.

Ninety-twomillion millennials will soon be in what Goldman Sachs calls their “prime spending years.” In aggregate, they command$1.3 trillion in annual spending. They have a deep antipathy....
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What It Takes to Put Your Phone Away

Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general, Jia Tolentino writes.
04/22 909


2x no mark

We've created MuseNet, a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions with 10 different instruments, and can combine styles from country to Mozart to the Beatles. MuseNet was not explicitly programmed with our understanding of music, but instead discovered patterns of....
04/25 877

Uber Questions

Over the course of Uber’s remarkable rise — very significant stumbles along the way notwithstanding — it has been more prudent to defend the company’s valuation than to question it. Look no further than the first Stratechery article about the ride-sharing “personal mobility” company, written in....
04/22 612

Google Walkout Organizers Say They're Facing Retaliation

Two employees who helped organize a walkout of thousands of workers say they've either been demoted or been told to drop concerns about ethics.
04/22 582

Best in 04/15 - 04/21


My Billion Dollar Mistake

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Back in 2008, I co-founded KISSmetrics, an analytics company.

There were so many times when I thought about giving up during the early days. Over and over again, I felt like we were doing it all wrong. Making guesses about the problems people had. Building to solve problems we had imagined.

04/21 2277

The Mueller Report Is Much Worse For Trump Than Barr Let On

The Mueller report clearly shows that Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, regardless of what the attorney general says.
04/18 866

Our 6 Must Reads for Honing Focus and Managing Your Time

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How do you find focus in a world of competing priorities? Operate with intention. We share the Review's six best strategies for resisting distraction, boosting productivity and making every minute meaningful.
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AI Bias
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Would life be happier without Google? I spent a week finding out


People had to get by without the search engine giant before it was launched in 1998. But is it possible to live your life – and do your job – without it these days?

Halfway through my week without Google, my wife mentions that she would like to go out to see a film that evening, and I agree to....
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Best in 04/08 - 04/14


How To Decide What To Build

People often tell me they want to start a startup, but they don’t know what to build. “I’m not a person with ideas”, they’ll say. Stop that narrative. You are whatever you tell yourself you are. To quote Steve Jobs: “everything in the world was created by people no smarter than you”. You can do....
04/12 2033

Startup Stock Options – Why A Good Deal Has Gone Bad

Aversion of this article first appeared in the Harvard Business Review

VC’s have just changed the ~50-year old social contract with startup employees. In doing so they may have removed one of the key incentives that made startups different from working in a large company.

For most startup....
04/10 1561

How Professional Gambler James Holzhauer Broke 'Jeopardy!'

James Holzhauer won a record $110,914 in a single game of 'Jeopardy!' by perfecting a playbook.
04/10 922

A 'Herculean' Study of Scott and Mark Kelly Asks: Are Humans Fit for Space?

Scientists around the world compared the genomes and health changes of twin astronauts. Scott Kelly (left) flew in the International Space Station for a year while Mark Kelly stayed on Earth.
04/11 819

The Secrets to Designing a Curiosity-Driven Career

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Zainab Ghadiyali's extraordinary career has taken her from nonprofit work in Peru to life as Product Lead at Airbnb. With tactical advice on building transferable skills and beating impostor syndrome, she shows entrepreneurs how to embrace the unconventional path and forge a career fueled by....
04/09 770

Best in 04/01 - 04/07


What Seven Years at Airbnb Taught Me About Building a Business


Create strong culture,stay…
04/02 8924

Deadlines Are Killing Us, And Almost Everything Else I Know About Leadership

04/01 992

How We Used WebAssembly To Speed Up Our Web App By 20X (Case Study)

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If you haven’t heard, here’s the TL;DR: WebAssembly is a new language that runs in the browser alongside JavaScript. Yes, that’s right. JavaScript is no....
04/05 656

Learn the fundamentals of a good developer mindset in 15 minutes

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04/05 621

Here are some app ideas you can build to level up your coding skills

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