Food for Thought:
- WSJ – The Benefits of Mind-Wandering. Robert M. Sapolsky on recent brain research about letting your mind wander—and why it’s good for you.
- CN – The E-mail Productivity Curve. At what point does email use hinder productivity vs. enhance?
- NYTimes – Oh, to Be Young, Millennial, and So Wanted by Marketers. Millennial mania is overtaking all manner of businesses, and seems to be getting more obsessive by the day. Not since the baby boomers came of age has a generation been the target of such fixation.
- Slate – Goodbye to Piracy. How the Internet—and I—grew out of illegal music sharing.
- QZ – The story of the invention that could revolutionize batteries—and maybe American manufacturing as well. What if the key to better batteries was not new science, but better manufacturing techniques?
- WBW – The Deal With the Hyperloop. Elon Musk’s dream for a fifth form of transportation, Hyperloop, looks perhaps feasible.
- BF – 43 Things Kids Born After 1999 Will Never Understand. Times were hard before 1999.
- HBR – Why Startups Are More Successful than Ever at Unbundling Incumbents. Scale isn’t what it used to be. It’s never been easier to start a company, and as a result new entrants are unbundling incumbents’ businesses and chipping away at their advantage.
- Bloomberg – Inside Wall Street’s Most Enduring Rivalry. The CEOs of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are leading their firms in opposite directions.
- WSJ – Razor Sales Move Online, Away From Gillette. P&G division talks up the value of its blades, not just cutting-edge design.
- FastCo – How Shake Shack Leads the Better Burger Revolution. How Shake Shack Has Customers (And Many Investors) Salivating For Its Burgers And Unique Brand Of Hospitality.
- WSJ – Trouble Brews for ‘Imported’ Beers Made in America. Beck’s drinkers may be eligible for a refund on claims they were tricked into believing the beer, brewed in St. Louis, was an authentic German pilsner.
- NYPost – Video reveals Herbalife boss saw ‘pyramiding’ signs early on
- WSJ – That’s Gold, Jerry! Gold!. Overcoming initial doubts, ‘Seinfeld’ became a hit with writing of unparalleled wit and a complete lack of timidity.
- WSJ – Arnold Schwarzenegger Talks About His Future and the Terminator. Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Terminator Genisys,’ his accent, and his current workout regimen.
- NYTimes – Trust Me. Butter Is Better. Why would you buy a processed food that tastes worse than what it was designed to replace, doesn’t exist in nature, and helps kill you?
- WSJ – The Cycling Superhero of South America. Colombia’s Nairo Quintana is bidding to become the first Latin American to win the Tour de France; why hasn’t anyone done it before?