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“As we begin to lifelog our daily activities, to capture our livestreams, more of our lives will be scrollable...It is still too early to tell whether the life that is Flickr’d and Facebook’d, will ever be re-examined, but that ability might change how it is lived in the future.”
14 days ago
Antitrust, the App Store, and Apple
“At the same time, it seems incredibly worrisome to me anytime any company predicates its growth story on rent-seeking: it’s not that the growth isn’t real, but rather that the pursuit is corrosive on whatever it was that made the company great in the first place.”
strategy  business  Apple 
15 days ago
Everyone is saying membership is the future of journalism. Here’s how you can put it into practice
“We adhere to a different definition of news. Instead of telling you what happened today, we cover what happens every day, shifting the focus from the sensational to the foundational.”
7 weeks ago
Kobe Bryant: Mamba Mentality and The Mind of a Champion
Great interview between Lewis Howes and Kobe Bryant. They talk about Kobe's work ethic, his approach to improvement, outlook on losing, and what he misses the most from his NBA career.

"Rest at the end, not in the middle."
sports  interviews 
9 weeks ago
On the Law of Diminishing Specialization
“Just because a given technology makes things easier doesn’t mean that it makes an organization more effective, you have to keep returning to the foundational question of what best supports the challenge of thinking hard about valuable things.”
work  management 
9 weeks ago
The Hysterical Campus
Heather Mac Donald writes in Quillette about speaking on campus at UCLA and Claremont McKenna.
11 weeks ago
Winner Takes it All: How Markets Favor the Few at the Expense of the Many
Farnam Street’s overview of the dynamics in winner-take-all markets.
strategy  business 
11 weeks ago
Work at different management levels
Lara Hogan’s path through different management levels at Etsy. Very solid description and framework for understanding.
management  work 
11 weeks ago
Habits vs. Workflows
“This fall, in other words, consider spending some serious time evaluating your workflows before turning your attention to the habits that help you deal with the obligations these flows generate.”
september 2018
A Portfolio Hiring Managers Can’t Deny
"What makes for a good portfolio? In a sentence, a portfolio that has the highest likelihood of landing a job indicates you already have the skills to do what you’ll be hired to do."
design  work 
september 2018
Not enough people are paying attention to this global economic trend
Bill Gates explains why the economic shift of intangible goods is worth paying more attention to.
august 2018
The crane who fell in love with a human
Fascinating story about a crane and how it imprinted on her human caretaker.
nature  animals 
august 2018
Dying Alone in Japan: The Industry Devoted to What’s Left Behind
“As the country’s population ages and shrinks, there’s increasing demand for services that clean out and dispose of the property of the dead.”
aging  Japan 
july 2018
“Why Are Developers Only Building Luxury Housing?”
“Too often, however, the observation, "Developers are only building luxury housing," reflects a lack of understanding of the situation it describes. Why are developers in your community primarily building for the high end of the market?”
cities  housing 
july 2018
Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It’s Having a Major Revival.
“What happened in Portugal shows that too much austerity deepens a recession, and creates a vicious circle,” Prime Minister António Costa said in an interview.
via:popular  Portugal  economy 
july 2018
"Growing Tualatin" housing presentation for Tualatin BAC
“So this two-story garden apartment scenario I’m going to talk about for a few minutes… it’s part of an idea from the last few years called “missing middle”. If we think of housing on a spectrum, from detached single family housing you see in cities everywhere to mid-rise housing, like four to six stories you might see in the central area. You’ve also got duplexes triplexes, fourplexes, courtyard apartments, townhomes, a whole array of things that have been common historically in cities everywhere, but aren’t really provided for in very many locations in modern zoning.”
housing  Portland  cities 
july 2018
How to read
Great tips on annotation and write ups when reading non-fiction.
via:popular  reading  books 
july 2018
How McKinsey Lost Its Way in South Africa
“When the godfather of management consulting landed its biggest contract ever in Africa, it made the worst mistake in its storied nine-decade history.”
energy  business 
june 2018
Separating Migrant Families Is Barbaric. It’s Also What the U.S. Has Been Doing to People of Color for Hundreds of Years.
“What’s happening right now is awful. Period. No ifs, ands, or buts. It didn’t come out of nowhere, though. It came right from the American playbook.”
june 2018
Blurry Vision
“Blurry visions of the future allow people to be flexible and take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves.”
june 2018
The Scooter Economy
“That everything will be available as a service means a massive increase in efficiency for society broadly — more products will be available to more people for lower overall costs — even as the difficulty in digging moats means most of that efficiency becomes consumer surplus. And, as long as venture capitalists are willing to foot the bill, cities like San Francisco should take advantage.”
june 2018
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