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‘My brain feels like it’s been punched’: the intolerable rise of perfectionism
‘You neglect absolutely everything. You become absorbed by your own brain.’Illustration: Harriet Lee Merrion/The Guardian T om Nicol thought he had a problem…
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july 2018
Cory Doctorow: Zuck’s Empire of Oily Rags – Locus Online
Photo by Paula Mariel Salischiker For 20 years, privacy advocates have been sounding the alarm about commercial online surveillance, the way that companies…
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july 2018
The Birth of the New American Aristocracy - The Atlantic
Craig Cutler 1. The Aristocracy Is Dead … For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around…
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may 2018
Faulty Logic — Real Life
Image: By Harry Gruyaert . Courtesy of the artist and Magnum Photos. For the past few months, a single advertisement has been relentlessly popping up in my…
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may 2018
[Report] | The Sound of Madness, by T. M. Luhrmann | Harper's Magazine
S arah was four years old when her spirit guide first appeared. One day, she woke up from a nap and saw him there beside her bed. He was short, with longish…
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may 2018
Text-Only NPR.org : Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden
Text-Only NPR.org (go to full version ) Home Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden By Rhitu Chatterjee NPR.org, May 1, 2018 ·…
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may 2018
Dan McComas, Reddit Product SVP and Imzy Founder Interview
Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary internet for…
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april 2018
Empowering Individuals Beyond Consent
Individual consent to data processing has been an anchor of data protection and privacy laws around the world. The assumption is that consent ensures that…
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april 2018
Toxic management cost an award-winning game studio its best developers
In 2012, on a light-drenched stage amid screams and cheers, Star Trek actress Zoe Saldana announced Spike Video Game Awards’ game of the year: The Walking Dead…
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march 2018
Frivolous, Empty, and Perfectly Delightful
“The object of all good literature,” thinks Sue Brown, a chorus girl and a character in P.G. Wodehouse’s novel Summer Lightning, “is to purge the soul of its…
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march 2018
Managing Product Teams for Success - Product Talk
I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes. Most leaders want their teams to have the autonomy to go after an outcome, but…
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march 2018
The Opportunity Backlog | Silicon Valley Product Group
Recently I was with my friend Jeff Patton, one of the pioneers in applying Agile to product organizations, and he told that he has been advocating the term…
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march 2018
The Product Scorecard | Silicon Valley Product Group
How does your CEO know that every product manager’s efforts are aligned with his business strategy? How does your CEO clearly communicate to your product…
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march 2018
Jimmy is everywhere | Opening the FBI file on James Baldwin
To read the full article, please login Not a subscriber? Get the world's leading literary journal from only £1.50 or $2.40 per week…
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march 2018
‘The Trains Are Slower Because They Slowed the Trains Down’
Illustration by Daniel Savage In the summer of 2014, New York City Transit intern Philip Betheil was finishing up his master’s in urban planning at Columbia…
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march 2018
“Rise and Kill First” Explores the Corrupting Effects of Israel’s Assassination Program
In the mid-1960s, television comedy writer Sol Weinstein produced a series of satirical novels about agent Israel Bond of M 33 and 1/3, a barely disguised…
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march 2018
‘Blockchain’ is meaningless
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have entered the mainstream discourse, but they’ve also been joined by a concept that is widely circulated, but…
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march 2018
More Spotify; Spotify, Uber, and Airbnb; Uber, Waymo, and SoftBank (Stratechery Weekly Article 2018-3-7)
The Daily Stratechery email, including exclusive content for members of Stratechery.com View this email in your browser More Spotify; Spotify, Uber, and Airbnb;…
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march 2018
Nextdoor is the free private social network for your neighborhood community.
Error Your message has been sent! Connect your Nextdoor account Sign in to your Nextdoor account to connect it to your Facebook account. You only need to do…
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march 2018
Something Mysterious Is Killing Captive Gorillas
J ust before 8 o’clock on a snowy Wednesday morning, deep in a maze of doors and steel fencing in the basement of the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, a 30-year-old…
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march 2018
Why You Should Ignore Every Founder’s Story About How They Started Their Company
This was originally published in my newsletter, How It Actually Works Founding Stories Are Myths Company founding stories are almost always non-malicious lies.…
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march 2018
How Killer Rice Crippled Tokyo and the Japanese Navy
A mysterious illness killed princesses and sailors alike. Wellcome Collection/CC BY 4.0 In 1877, Japan’s Meiji Emperor watched his aunt, the princess Kazu, die…
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march 2018
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