Food for Thought:
- WSJ – The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party. Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.
- FastCo – What Makes Uber Run. The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.
- WSJ – Robert Redford: From Sundance Kid to Hollywood Legend. The legendary actor is as busy as ever, with starring roles in the film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s ‘A Walk in the Woods’ and in the forthcoming drama, ‘Truth’
- Medium – Bored People Quit
- GS – How Noma Became the Most Influential Restaurant in the World
- FastCo – Winds Of Change At Dyson. Can the pioneering vacuum maker transform itself into a full-blown tech company? An exclusive peek inside the house that suction built.
- Tennessean – Nashville’s ‘Doug the Pug’ takes Internet by storm. Watch out Grumpy Cat
- Racked – Stephen Colbert Goes Goop, Envisions a Lifestyle Brand of His Own. No offense to Gwyneth, Reese or Blake, but finally someone calls these ‘celebrity lifestyle’ brands what they really are – introducing Colbert’s Covetton House.
- OTC – 45 Things Going on in the Economy Right Now. 45 quick thoughts about what is going on in the economy right now.
- MF – Jim Simons Rare Interview: TED Talk With the Mathematician Who Cracked Wall Street
- NYTimes – The Dolans, the Clan That Built the Cablevision Empire, Say Goodbye
- GAH – Boredom Is a Good Friend of Long-term Investors
- BB – Inside These Hedge Funds, Special Money Managers for the Boss
- Medium – Ashton Kutcher’s Investment Strategy
- WSJ – The Data-Driven Rebirth of a Salesman. Software tools that combine predictive smarts, automation promise to push sales into a new era of efficiency.
- BB – China Is Hoarding the World’s Oil
- BB – You Aren’t Good Enough to Win Money Playing Daily Fantasy Football
- WSJ – How the Rams Built a Laboratory for Millennials. St. Louis has used consultants, standardized tests and visual-learning aids to educate the youngest team in the NFL.
- WSJ – Betting on a Damien Hirst Comeback. Hirst’s 2008 direct artist to auction house sale basically top-ticked the modern art market. 7 years later is he now undervalued?
- WSJ – Mark Rothko’s Son Remembers His Father. As a Mark Rothko retrospective opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Christopher Rothko—the late artist’s son—paints a vivid portrait of his father
- AOM – How I Quit Caffeine and Became a Better Man
- LR – How to Get SuperBetter. Professor and game designer Jane McGonigal argues that playing games can help us develop skills for life. Also check out her interview on Tim Ferriss’s podcast.