Link Roundup

The Disasters of Chipotle, Theranos, and Hampton Creek – Link Roundup

Since I’ve mostly stopped posting on Twitter, I’ve decided to start doing a regular roundup of all of the interesting and thought provoking long-form stories, books, podcasts, and videos that I’ve come across recently. Articles Chipotle Eats Itself – this is long form at its best. Months of digging and exclusive interviews paint a picture of what it’s really like inside Chipotle. It’ll take some time to read, but it’s worth the price of admission. My takeaway: they simply grew too big, too fast. [Fast… Continue reading

11/3/16

Uber Tests Self-Driving Cars, Daily Fantasy Implodes, and Walmart Being Walmart – 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. Google, Uber, and the Evolution of Transportation-as-a-Service – as Uber starts testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Ben lays out an argument for why self driving cars will really come down to Google vs. Uber, and why Uber is the front-runner [Stratechery] The myth of low-hanging fruit – this quote is so… Continue reading

9/4/16

Dollar Shave Club, Juiced Baseballs, and A Mormon Utopia in Vermont – 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. Why It’s Nearly Impossible To Stop This Amazon and eBay Scheme – people are “selling” on eBay using Amazon-to-eBay arbitrage to avoid actually selling anything. Reminds me of affiliate link PPC arbitrage of the early 2000’s. If you have your own brand/product, this is something to look out for [Entrepreneur] A… Continue reading

8/2/16

Brexit, AI, Abundance, and the Future of Work and Government – Monthly Link Roundup

One of the topics I’ve been thinking about lately is how the future of technology will shape our careers, our lifestyles, and our government. I’ve recently read Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter Diamandis and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity by Douglas Rushkoff. With Brexit dominating the news last week, Ben Thompson wrote what I think is the best piece of writing on the topic yet: The Brexit Possibility. A long-running theme on… Continue reading

7/6/16

Starving Cancer, Pharmapacks, and Taxpayers Paying For Stadiums – 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. An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer To Death – it feels like we’re on the brink of a cancer breakthrough and this concept has been gaining traction lately. [NY Times] The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Guide to Trading on Inside Information – the story of an insider trading scandal involving golfer… Continue reading

6/3/16

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. Apple’s Organizational Crossroads – why Apple’s organizational structure is perfect for hardware but a poor fit for their (inevitable?) transition into a services company [Stratechery] Keurig’s New K-Cup Coffee Is Recyclable, but Hardly Green – this habit that’s been adopted in less than a decade is so destructive to the environment… Continue reading

5/6/16

Pyramid Schemes, Cheap Cell Phone Surveillance, and Millennials Running Companies – 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. Drew Brees Has a Dream He’d Like to Sell You – with Drew Brees’ help as pitchman, AdvoCare is scamming encouraging people into participating in their pyramid scheme multi-level marketing business. [ESPN The Magazine] What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget? – apparently for less than $2k you… Continue reading

4/1/16

Transportation, Zenefits, and Debunking the Winter Blues – 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. This month we’ve got articles about the future of transportation, debunking “winter blues”, the Zenefits mess, and what one can learn from working with Reid Hoffman. Welcome to the Metastructure: The New Internet of Transportation [Wired] – I am obsessed with how transportation is changing, from electric vehicles to self driving… Continue reading

3/3/16