Archive for the ‘Weekend Reading’ Category

But where did the algorithm come from? by Seth Godin “Just because it makes the stockholders happy in the short run doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for the people who trust you” The card I’ve carried in my notebook by @DJ44 “What’s required to cut the timeline in half?” Asking the wrong questions by @benedictevans “We didn’t make a home newspaper facsimile machine – we made computers” Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself by @maureendowd “Somehow, I think Silicon Valley…

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Notes for the New Year by @sama “As an adult, I realized that the future is not guaranteed to be better” The Calm Company (our next book) by @jasonfried “Sustained exhaustion is not a badge of honor, it’s a mark of stupidity. Companies that force their crew into this bargain are cooking up dumb at their employees expense” ‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune by @jimdwyernyt “For years, Mr. Trump lobbied hard to get onto lists…

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Quitting something you love by @Sivers “I still love everything I quit. But not as much as I love all this room for change.” A billion dollar gift for Twitter by @anildash “Twitter can’t decide what the hell the checkmark means” Stop saying that 2016 was the ‘worst year’ by @MaxCRoser “Imagine if newspapers did not come out every day but instead once every half-century” [Podcast] China Business Cast 53: Marketing With KOLs in China with Kim Leitzes from ParkLU @KimParkLU…

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Computer Science from the Bottom Up by Ian Wienand. “Although a slight divergence, it is important to understand a bit of history about the C language” Hedge Fund Math: Heads We Win, Tails You Lose by James B Stewart. “If the losses are big enough, the hedge fund manager can capture 100 percent of the gross return” How Travis Kalanick Is Building The Ultimate Transportation Machine by Miguel Helft. “Jams determine how problems get turned into ideas, how ideas get turned into…

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A house divided: The alarming response to Russian meddling in American democracy Mr Trump is unapologetic. “Why not get along with Russia?” he asked Time. The Russians are “effective” and “can help us fight ISIS.” The Outwork Myth: The people who’ve made it didn’t make it because they worked harder than everyone else “It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do” – @jasonfried After interviewing over…

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Brian Chesky: What a Professor Told Me in College That Still Gives Me Strength “it allowed me to stop editing my imagination” – @bchesky Y Combinator Office Hours in London “We recommend coming to office hours with a specific question or challenge that you want feedback on” – @ycombinator Office Hours with Kevin Hale and Qasar Younis at Startup School “Kevin and Qasar chose three marketplace companies for this round of office hours” – @ycombinator Ev Williams: How I Keep Tech in…

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