- They Started With $10,000. Now They’re Taking on ESPN – I still think that professional sports as we know them today could conceivably fall apart. FloSports seems uniquely positioned for that future. [Inc]
- Millions Are Hounded for Debt They Don’t Owe. One Victim Fought Back, With a Vengeance – this guy is amazing! [Businessweek]
- Facebook Makes You Sad, So Try Using It Less – Facebook’s worst-case future is one in which it becomes widely believed that it’s bad for you.
- Why This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis – at $3,800 per pound, we’ve got a ways to go, but what happens if they get that down to $1/lb. as they say they think they can? I’d say our entire food system gets disrupted. [Inc]
- How One Woman’s Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her – I literally could not put the magazine down to stop reading this story. It’s horrifying. [Wired]
- Seriously, You—OK, We—Need To Stop Watching The News This Year – this article outlines many of the reasons that I cut back on the news. [Observer]
- The Most Awful Transit Center in America Could Get Unimaginably Worse – As someone who travels to Penn Station more frequently than any other train station (or airport for that matter), I find this to be scary and depressing. [Businessweek]
- Catherine Hoke — The Master of Second Chances – Defy Ventures rehabilitates our worst criminals as entrepreneurs, truly inspiring work. [The Tim Ferriss Show]
- The Gun Man – gun control is infinitely more difficult when you can 3D print a gun. [Planet Money]
- Arthur Blank Interview – as most people do, I know Arthur Blank as the Falcons owner, but he made his money as the founder of Home Depot. [How I Built This]
- The Vietnam War – it took me several months to work through this 18-hour gem, but it was worth every second. I don’t say this lightly, but it might be the best documentary ever made. The exhaustive interviews with both sides makes this truly unique. 10-15 years from now those who fought 50+ years ago might not be around to tell their stories. [PBS]
- American Anarchist – this doc has bad reviews because it’s horribly biased, but the story is still interesting nonetheless. [Netflix]
- Finding Vivian Maier – after researching American Anarchist, I came across the film maker’s first documentary. The quirky story of a nanny who has become a famous photographer after her death leaves more questions than answers. [Netflix]
- Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – holy f*** Jim Carrey is certifiably insane. [Netflix]
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