This week’s highlights: Prison Consultants, Whipping Inventory, and TikTok
Hope your weekend is a pleasant one.
Here’s a piece I posted this week – Waiting To Be Known – Anonymity In Your Twenties is Good – There is a real risk to building a public profile too early. Sometimes larger long-term dreams, means choosing to be ‘smaller’ starting out.
Food for Thought
- NYT – Want to Do Less Time? A Prison Consultant Might Be Able to Help. For a price, a new breed of fixer is teaching convicts how to reduce their sentence, get placed in a better facility — and make the most of their months behind bars.
- Palladium – Stanford’s War on Social Life
- NotreDame – Why We Are Restless. While Americans can attain almost anything they desire—within reason and if they work hard—they find themselves perpetually restless, worried about their recently acquired goods, and increasingly unhappy
- RyanHoliday – The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Gotten
- TBP – The $100 Million Compromise Home
Business and Markets
- Gad – “While My Inventory Gently Whips. A new COVID supply chain headache
- Vox – Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire. Unions might not be the tech giant’s biggest labor threat.
- Generalist – Y Combinator: The Institute of Innovation. YC has more weapons than any other player in venture.
- II – SPACs Are Sputtering. Desperate New Terms Could Send Them Into a Death Spiral. Bankers, lawyers, and sponsors all said, “It’s different this time.” But it wasn’t.
- Insider – DTC darling Dollar Shave Club was snapped up by Unilever for $1 billion back in 2016. Now insiders, analysts, and even Unilever’s CEO are calling it a failure — here’s why.
Science, Technology, and Culture
- BuzzFeed – Leaked Audio From 80 Internal TikTok Meetings Shows That US User Data Has Been Repeatedly Accessed From China – How is this even a surprise?
- Verge – Facebook is Changing Its Algorithm to Take on TikTok TikTok redefined the idea of a social media feed — can Facebook play catch-up before it’s too late?
- Slate – How OXO Conquered the American Kitchen. The company diced, peeled, and salad-spun its way to America’s heart. Is it really that good?
- Porsche – The origin: why Porsche announced an SUV in 1998
- WSJ – Katie Ledecky Overhauled Her Training to Get Even Stronger After a Less Golden Tokyo Olympics The biggest problem was the absence of anyone to chase during training except her own shadow.
- Does how you handle your wealth actually align with what you care most about in the world?
- Do you feel like you are pro-active and intentional with your financial affairs or entirely reactive to a busy world?
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