Food for Thought:
- NYMag – I Used to Be a Human Being. An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.
- Politico – Trains Built Roanoke. Science Saved It. – Credit EW – Not long ago the city’s downtown was home to just 15 people. Now it’s bustling. Here’s how it rebooted.
- WSJ – Get Your Children Good and Dirty. Researchers are discovering how crucial microbes are to our health and to avoiding a range of newly common diseases. So it’s time to get dirty, eat better and stop overusing antibiotics.
- CF – What A Time to Be Alive – Credit SF – A nice reminder that despite lots of negative things, it is still a pretty great time to be living.
- BI – Spanx CEO Sara Blakely offers advice to redefine failure – Now this is great parenting.
- NewYorker – Patagonia’s Philosopher King. How Yvon Chouinard turned his eco-conscious, anti-corporate ideals into the credo of a successful clothing company.
- WSJ – How Wells Fargo’s High-Pressure Sales Culture Spiraled Out of Control. Hourly targets, fear of being fired and bonuses kept employees selling even when the bank began cracking down on abuses; ‘not a team player’
- ZH – $195 Billion Asset Manager: “The Time Has Come To Leave The Dance Floor” -Credit JC
- MJ – Can This (Hedge Fund) Relationship Be Saved?
- Medium – The Greatest Sales Deck I’ve Ever Seen
- SOG – The Right Way To Cut People Off in Meetings
- BI – A student who got into all 8 Ivy League schools explains a trick for bargaining with colleges to lower the cost
- Vice – How Tupac and Biggie Went from Friends to Deadly Rivals
- Nautilus – How I Rewired My Brain to Become Fluent in Math. The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.
- Slate – When Cellphones Became Cool. How the Nokia 3210 started the mobile revolution—and what it tells us about the next world-changing gadget.