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Brian Woodall

78 days ago

What Trump's Generation Learned About the Civil War

theatlantic.com

Brian Woodall

149 days ago

these workarounds are almost as dangerous to the American system of government as the Trump presidency itself. They tend to reduce the president to the status of an absentee emperor while promoting his subordinates into shoguns who exercise power in his name.

What Happens When a Presidency Loses Its Legitimacy?

theatlantic.com

Brian Woodall

153 days ago

It became obvious then that Facebook knows its users have better things to do, and quietly hopes they don’t notice how little they get out of it. It knows that most of the value it delivers is on the level of lab-rat food pellets: small, scheduled hits of gratification we’ve learned to expect many times a day. Facebook hasn’t been about its original purpose—keeping in touch with friends we might otherwise drift away from—since the mid-2000s

Want More Time? Get Rid of The Easiest Way to Spend It

raptitude.com

Brian Woodall

156 days ago

To have teammates that encourage you, that lift you up, that's what we all need in life

Hate Them If You Want, but the Warriors Are What Every Team Should Hope to Be

bleacherreport.com

Brian Woodall

162 days ago

The biggest common denominator among Obama-Trump voters is a view that the political system is corrupt and doesn’t work for people like them.

The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

162 days ago

The Bounty Hunter of Wall Street

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

163 days ago

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain

vox.com

Brian Woodall

170 days ago

I have wooden hangers from the Container Store. They’re walnut and cost $7.99 for a pack of six. I bought them online because stepping into the Container Store, for me, is like stepping into a crack den. You’re an addict trying to organize your crack, and they’re selling you pretty boxes to put your crack in.

Pretty boxes are crack, so now you have more crack. But wooden hangers are O.K. They’re like mimosas. Nobody’s going to OD on mimosas.

Making a Marriage Magically Tidy

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

177 days ago

Wow.

They say Las Vegas loves a sucker; this time it is the sucker

The Raiders Robbed Las Vegas In America's Worst Stadium Deal

deadspin.com

Brian Woodall

183 days ago

Phenomenal portrait of a great leader.

Steve Kerr's Absence: The True Test Of A Leader

si.com

Brian Woodall

189 days ago

I smell what the Rock is cookin'!

The cold, hard truth is that if Donald Trump can be elected president, Dwayne Johnson can be elected president. Easily. He probably has better odds of winning an election than Trump, and Trump did win, so what does that tell you?

Dwayne Johnson for President!

gq.com

Brian Woodall

190 days ago

Grinder's Moneyball

The Warriors' Deadly Combo Of Hustle And Flow

si.com

Brian Woodall

191 days ago

Scary stuff

The Ransomware Meltdown Experts Warned About Is Here

wired.com

Brian Woodall

214 days ago

We have largely chosen, however, not to deploy any of these state-of-the-art housing or transportation technologies, preferring to rely on detached single-family homes and unpriced car commuting. That naturally leads the population to migrate to sprawl-friendly geography despite relatively low pay.

The American economy isn’t actually becoming more concentrated

vox.com

Brian Woodall

258 days ago

"In the 21st century we might witness the creation of a massive new unworking class: people devoid of any economic, political or even artistic value, who contribute nothing to the prosperity, power and glory of society. This “useless class” will not merely be unemployed — it will be unemployable."

The rise of the useless class

ideas.ted.com

Brian Woodall

259 days ago

"But again, don’t you know businesses are valued on future potential, not present reality? Yes I do. And that’s my objection. Surely a mix is prudent, but the spectrum has gotten out of whack. To the point where the present is entirely discounted by the lure of the future. And the past, what it took to get where we are, is either ignored or forgiven. Mistakes may have been made, but tomorrow is an entirely new day, divorced from any of the days that went before it. It’s a constant cycle of absolution combined with a community-induced amnesia to past transgressions. It’s just more efficient that way."

Exponential growth devours and corrupts

m.signalvnoise.com

Brian Woodall

261 days ago

Good history lesson

Immigration - The Timeline

theskimm.com

Brian Woodall

267 days ago

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

washingtonpost.com

Brian Woodall

275 days ago

"“Our republic was based on reason. The Founding Fathers were wed to this notion of reason. It was a reason-based system. And if you go to a point wherein it doesn’t matter, I mean, that has huge implications in terms of where we go next as a society.”"

‘I’m a Dead Man Walking’

politico.com

Brian Woodall

282 days ago

Nico Mannion: Peek into life of basketball prodigy

si.com

Brian Woodall

285 days ago

Amen.

I Was on the National Security Council. Bannon Doesn’t Belong There.

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

293 days ago

Things that make you go hmmmmm

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

newyorker.com

Brian Woodall

310 days ago

Long article, but well worth the read. Really interesting insights.

Jared Kushner’s Rise to Unimaginable Power

nymag.com

Brian Woodall

310 days ago

"We can only get away with whatever's considered reasonable by the majority of the folks in our society. That's why it's different in the SEC. Maybe that's why we're able to be more active in what we do. Because no one ever looks at the car or the jewelry and says, 'How did you get that, poor football player?' They say, 'How did they get you that and not get caught, poor football player?'"

Meet the Bag Man

sbnation.com

Brian Woodall

310 days ago

How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

bbc.com

Brian Woodall

317 days ago

Really interesting insights on our neighbors to the north... may you read this and be enlightened.

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country?

theguardian.com

Brian Woodall

349 days ago

"At the end of the 2012 season, the Niners were a few points away from winning the Super Bowl, and they followed that up with a 12–4 season in their last year at Candlestick. Then they went 8–8, hired a mustachioed handyman who went 5–11, and things have been even worse under Chip Kelly. If the trend continues, they will go negative-2 and 18 next year while coached by a guy who works at a local auto body shop during the week. Does this have anything to do with the stadium? No, but it’s a fun coincidence."

San Francisco’s — Er, Santa Clara’s Billion-Dollar Blunder

theringer.com

Brian Woodall

352 days ago

Education, Not Income, Predicted Who Would Vote For Trump

fivethirtyeight.com

Brian Woodall

352 days ago

Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum

newyorker.com

Brian Woodall

352 days ago

C.S. Lewis on Equality and Our Core Misconception About Democracy

brainpickings.org

Brian Woodall

363 days ago

Great advice... broaden your horizons, people!

How We Broke Democracy

medium.com

Brian Woodall

363 days ago

Really well-thought out and well-written article. Poignant analysis.

You Are Still Crying Wolf

slatestarcodex.com

Brian Woodall

367 days ago

Great parable

One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average

medium.com

Brian Woodall

368 days ago

WOW. Just WOW.

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

forbes.com

Brian Woodall

375 days ago

Raises some really interesting questions about driverless car technology and resource allocation... what if the government invested that $50B in driverless technology instead?

The Great Gridlock Groundswell

theringer.com

Brian Woodall

381 days ago

How the Cubs finally 'killed that curse' and became world champions

sports.yahoo.com

Brian Woodall

393 days ago

Bubble? What bubble?
"Uber, valued at about $69 billion, is the most valuable American car company by some margin, worth more than General Motors and Fiat Chrysler combined. Airbnb is valued at $30 billion, more than any hotel chain on the planet. Snapchat is said to be preparing for an IPO at a price of at least $25 billion, 25 times what Facebook paid for Instagram in 2012."

The Tech Bubble Didn’t Burst This Year. Just Wait

bloomberg.com

Brian Woodall

401 days ago

#McMullinMiracle

How Evan McMullin Could Win Utah And The Presidency

fivethirtyeight.com

Brian Woodall

401 days ago

“I’d look at his name,” [Iwobi] said, “and then try to remember how good he was on FIFA.”

How Video Games Are Changing the Way Soccer Is Played

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

409 days ago

Kudos to these guys for building a great business, maintaining control, and sticking to the market they know.

MailChimp and the Un-Silicon Valley Way to Make It as a Start-Up

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

411 days ago

Really great insights into how society is shifting today.

Will the Left Survive the Millennials?

nytimes.com

Brian Woodall

427 days ago

What not to do with investor money.

Mike Rothenberg’s VC firm was young, splashy, and loaded with cash. Now it’s all come crashing down

backchannel.com

Brian Woodall

428 days ago

Great productivity tips on how to tame your inbox!

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

lifehacker.com

Brian Woodall

436 days ago

Great recommendations

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

fastcompany.com

Brian Woodall

449 days ago

"Basically, if you commit to nothing, you’ll be distracted by everything."

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

fastcompany.com

Brian Woodall

449 days ago

Read anything Jason Zweig writes

Are Index Funds Eating the World?

blogs.wsj.com

Brian Woodall

497 days ago

Kids Are Master Manipulators. So Use Game Theory Against Them

wired.com

Brian Woodall

497 days ago

Calvin Johnson Details How Easy It Is For NFL Players To Rely On Painkillers

deadspin.com

Brian Woodall

528 days ago

Skynet just killed this guy.

Traffic-weary homeowners and Waze are at war, again. Guess who’s winning?

washingtonpost.com

Brian Woodall

539 days ago

Highly entertaining

lifehacker.com.au

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