Apple’s Organizational Structure, Keurig’s Environmental Impact, and WeWork’s Utopia – Monthly Link Roundup

I’m trying out something new. Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter, I’ve decided to start doing a monthly roundup of all of the interesting and thought provoking long-form stories that I’ve read recently.

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2 comments on Apple’s Organizational Structure, Keurig’s Environmental Impact, and WeWork’s Utopia – Monthly Link Roundup

  1. Rob says:

    The guy hunting the medicare scammers is doing great work, though it’s an incredible shame he has to.

    For-profit healthcare seems like a really bad idea all around. I know I, like many Brits, must sound like a broken record on this but the healthcare systems that we in most European countries have are fantastic, and the thought that our right wing governments are trying to break these socialised healthcare systems up and invite insurance companies in is terrifying… It’s perfectly possible to “go private”, pay and skip any waiting lists and get a fancy private room with a plasma TV if you want to, but if you don’t have the money you’re not screwed.

    Did you see this youtube video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tct38KwROdw That to me seems nuts… how can anyone defend such a system?

    Hopefully the panama papers, wikileaks and people like the guy in your article are going to help politics and big businesses become more transparent but I bet it’ll take a massive fight considering how much they’re milking the system at the moment.

    • Adam McFarland says:

      Oh man, I hadn’t seen that video but it’s not surprising in the least. The system is so broken. I’m embarrassed that our country has it so wrong. Health care should be available to everyone, period. Aside from the fact that the math supports that the US system is broken, it’s just a horrible way to treat your citizens.

      Since leaving my job I’ve seen a few different sides of the system. The first ~2 years I paid out of pocket a small fortune while the business was getting up and running. If I didn’t have any savings, I wouldn’t have had insurance. Since then I’ve been the one spending the time each year to pick health plans for our company…which is crazy if you think about it. Employers aren’t responsible for where employees live or how they’re educated, but we’re responsible for their health care? It creates a system that’s unfair to both employers and employees. Employees either have bad insurance through their employer, which is unfair/ridiculous/inhumane, or they have good insurance and therefore are less likely to pursue an alternative career path for fear of losing that insurance.

      I’m hopeful that things will change in my lifetime but it’s not going to happen overnight.

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