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 
8 days 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 
8 days ago
The Hysterical Campus
Heather Mac Donald writes in Quillette about speaking on campus at UCLA and Claremont McKenna.
college 
19 days 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 
21 days 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 
22 days 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.”
work 
4 weeks ago
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 
5 weeks ago
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.
tech 
7 weeks ago
The crane who fell in love with a human
Fascinating story about a crane and how it imprinted on her human caretaker.
nature  animals 
10 weeks ago
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 
11 weeks ago
“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 
11 weeks ago
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 
11 weeks ago
"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 
12 weeks ago
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.”
immigration 
june 2018
Blurry Vision
“Blurry visions of the future allow people to be flexible and take advantage of opportunities when they present themselves.”
management 
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.”
tech 
june 2018
Just when you thought the end of malls couldn't get any worse...
“By taking all the standard business activity in a city — shopping for clothes and household products, getting a haircut, etc. — and moving them to the edge of town in areas built for and only accessible by car, we have robbed our communities of wealth.”
towns 
june 2018
A Futurist Predicts the Death of Higher Education
“Why is the dip in enrollment such a big deal? Well, quite plainly, the business model for a lot of colleges is dependent on enrollment.”
college  education  school 
june 2018
A focused family business
2007 LA Times article about SmugMug.
tech 
june 2018
How startups die from their addiction to paid marketing
“Addiction to paid marketing can get you into a local maximum. It’s much harder to fix the underlying issues – creating real moats, product differentiation, doing deeper adtech integrations. Easier to just spend more and push the LTV window from 9 months to 12 to 18.”
marketing  tech 
june 2018
How Steph Curry ignites the Golden State Warriors
“It was a revelation that came early in Kerr's first season as Warriors coach. And so mere months into his tenure in Oakland, Kerr decided the dream culture he desired would embody the star player at the very center of it. They would strive to make one of Curry's defining traits their cornerstone.”
sports  basketball 
june 2018
Here’s everything wrong with the government’s confusing new GMO labeling law
“I’m not sure we needed a GMO labeling program, but if we’re going to have one, surely we deserve something better than this.”
food 
may 2018
Where the House-Price-to-Income Ratio Is Most Out of Whack
“My colleague Charlotta Mellander and I looked at the number of years of median income it would take to buy a home in U.S. metropolitan areas. This metric helps us better understand the relative cost of housing compared to incomes.”
housing  cities 
may 2018
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