This Month

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Stop Obsessing Over Sleep—Your Brain Will Thank You

Worrying about sleep is perhaps the most counterproductive thing you can do, no matter how many gadgets try to tell you otherwise.

wired.com
12/01 2148

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too

Once you realize most things you search for online are boring and obvious, you realize you don't really need Google in your life.

wired.com
12/01 1777

Portability and Interoperability

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s March 2019 op-ed in the Washington Post calling for federal regulation of technology, he included something that caught some observers by surprise:

Regulation should guarantee the principle of data portability. If you share data with one service, you should be....
stratechery.com
12/03 424

Grinding

It is tempting to search for the one magic move that will make everything better. A new VP of Sales. A new database layer in your tech stack. A new brand for your company. Moving everything to the cloud. More capital in the business.

But it is rarely one thing that a business needs to succeed.....

avc.com
12/01 293

How to Read: Lots of Inputs and a Strong Filter

My reading strategy is to start as many books as I can but finish few of them.

Years ago I heard Charlie Munger say “Most books I don’t read past the first chapter. I’m not burdened by bad books,” and it stuck with me. Reading is a chore if you insist on finishing every book you begin, because....

collaborativefund.com
12/02 193
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Last Month

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Undercover reporter reveals life in a Polish troll farm

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Katarzyna Pruszkiewicz spent six months running fake social media accounts at self-described ‘ePR firm’ in Wrocław

It is as common an occurrence on Polish Twitter as you are likely to get: a pair of conservative activists pouring scorn on the country’s divided liberal opposition.

“I burst out....

theguardian.com
11/01 5944

How our home delivery habit reshaped the world

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The great trick of online retail has been to get us to shop more and think less about how our purchases reach our homes. By Samanth Subramanian

A decade ago, the British department-store chain John Lewis built itself a long warehouse, painted in gradations of sky blue. The shed, as it is called....

theguardian.com
11/21 5659

The Strange Life and Mysterious Death of a Virtuoso Coder

Jerold Haas was on the brink of blockchain riches. Then his body was found in the woods of southern Ohio.

wired.com
11/14 5531

5 Mental Mistakes That Kill Your Productivity

If your to-do list isn’t getting any shorter, here’s why.

hbr.org
11/04 4120

Cosmic Triangles Open a Window to the Origin of Time

Physicists have found a new way to conceive of time as an emergent dimension, a kind of hologram springing from the universe’s spatial correlations.

wired.com
11/03 2905
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Best in 2019/10

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Why Don’t Rich People Just Stop Working?

Are the wealthy addicted to money, competition, or just feeling important? Yes.

nytimes.com
10/17 5552

Collision course: why are cars killing more and more pedestrians?

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For drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true? By Peter C Baker

In 2010, the small community of specialists who pay attention to US road safety....

theguardian.com
10/03 5438

‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality.

nytimes.com
10/29 3313

The China Cultural Clash

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It all started with a tweet:

“It” refers to the current imbroglio surrounding Daryl Morey, the General Manager for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the latter’s dealings with China. The tweet, a reference to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, “hurt the....

stratechery.com
10/08 2921

Three Big Things: The Most Important Forces Shaping the World

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An irony of studying history is that we often know exactly how a story ends, but have no idea where it began.

Here’s an example. What caused the financial crisis?

Well, you have to understand the mortgage market.

What shaped the mortgage market? Well, you have to understand the 30-year decline....

collaborativefund.com
10/04 2603
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Best in 2019/09

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Why Asking for Advice Is More Effective Than Asking for Feedback

According to results from four experiments.

hbr.org
09/20 8495

Why Are Rich People So Mean?

Call it 'Rich Asshole Syndrome'—the tendency to distance yourself from people with whom you have a large wealth differential.

wired.com
09/26 7788

The race to create a perfect lie detector – and the dangers of succeeding

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AI and brain-scanning technology could soon make it possible to reliably detect when people are lying. But do we really want to know? By Amit Katwala

We learn to lie as children, between the ages of two and five. By adulthood, we are prolific. We lie to our employers, our partners and, most of....

theguardian.com
09/05 5898

A Brutal Murder, a Wearable Witness, and an Unlikely Suspect

Karen Navarra was a quiet woman in her sixties who lived alone. She was found beaten to death. The neighbors didn't see anything. But her Fitbit did.

wired.com
09/17 4452

Killing Strategy: The Disruption Of Management Consulting

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The industries that have proven the most vulnerable to disruption have been those with:

One or a few major players Relativelyoutdated business practices Slowtechnology adoption

Oddly, management consulting is rarely named in discussions aboutindustries vulnerable to disruption (unless you ask....

cbinsights.com
09/24 4077
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