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 but also going to be next to impossible to curtail [NY Times]
- Adam Neumann’s $16 Billion Neo-Utopian Play To Turn WeWork Into WeWorld – I think co-working is great but I’m not sure I “get” WeWork. The valuation doesn’t seem to match the business [Fast Company]
- Amazon Doesn’t Consider the Race of Its Customers. Should It? – Amazon probably didn’t differentiate Prime Free Same-Day Delivery based upon race, but this still looks bad [Bloomberg]
- Medicare Scammers Steal $60 Billion a Year. This Man Is Hunting Them – This. Guy. Is. Awesome. [Wired]
- Everything is possible but nothing is free – this happens to me, as I’m sure it does every programmer [Signal v. Noise]
That’s it for this month. If you’re interested in more stories like this check out the Monthly Link Roundup archive.
- Sometimes It Is Crazy at Work, Big Dairy, and Football’s Insurance Problem – Link Roundup
- Nazi Hunters, Burger Robots, and Xbox Hacking – Link Roundup
- The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History, HelloFresh is Ruthless, & Library Rules – Link Roundup
- Da Vinci, MLM Scams, and a Maple Syrup Heist – Link Roundup
- Ken Burns’ Mind-Blowing 18 Hour Documentary, Lab-Grown Meat, and Second Chances [Link Roundup]