Food for Thought:
- QZ – A tumor stole every memory I had. This is what happened when it all came back. This is an unreal story and really makes you realize how little we know about how the brain works.
- GQ – Stud: How to Have 106 Babies (and Counting). A little PG-13 rated at times, but a wild story
- Medium – How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps
- WSJ – The Middle-Class Squeeze. If Western countries want to disprove the dire forecasts of Karl Marx, we must think creatively about how to make the middle class more prosperous and secure
- SM – Dick Cantwell’s Beer Is Immortal. He was the sole nay vote in Elysian Brewing’s sale to Anheuser-Busch. Now the brewer’s legacy is at the center of the battle for the soul of Seattle beer.
- NYTimes – Stop Googling. Let’s Talk. Digital intrusions are taking over. See the perfectly timed companion piece here: Diamondbacks broadcasters perplexed by ASU sorority girls’ relentless selfie-taking
- WSJ – At Google, Breathing Room for New Ideas. Nest Labs unit insisted on autonomy and is now a model for Alphabet Inc. reorganization.
- WSJ – The New Mattress Professionals – New startups are tackling the endlessly frustrating process of shopping for a mattress.
- Bloomberg – How Much of Your Audience is Fake? Marketers thought the Web would allow perfectly targeted ads. Hasn’t worked out that way.
- BHI – James Tisch Investment Philosophy and Some Thoughts on Loews. Some very interesting analysis around owning cyclical businesses
- QZ – Your next item of clothing should be so expensive it hurts. With apparel costs having fallen so dramatically, our brains no longer sense the same amount of pain, relative to the pleasure rush from making a purchase. This leads to over-consumption.
- Racked – Jessica Simpson, America’s Retail Queen. How the pop star wound up with a billion-dollar empire.
- WSJ – New Devices Take the Pain Out of Hospital Visits. Fewer needle sticks, less discomfort with new ways to draw blood and give medications.
- ESPN – The audacity of Peyton Manning – Seriously, how old is this guy?
- WSJ – The Rise of the Four-Hour College-Football Game