Daniel Burka

Designer working at GV and living in Brooklyn

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Daniel Burka

4 days ago

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a problem emerging. As we shoulder new responsibilities and take bigger design leadership roles, we are falling short. I see us paying too much attention to the “design” part of the role and not enough to “leadership” – defending our own interests without deeper understanding of the businesses and broader contexts we must operate in.

Designers Finally Have A Seat At The Table. Now What?

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Daniel Burka

14 days ago

Using a tactic now known as gastrodiplomacy or culinary diplomacy, the government of Thailand has intentionally bolstered the presence of Thai cuisine outside of Thailand to increase its export and tourism revenues, as well as its prominence on the cultural and diplomatic stages.

The Surprising Reason that There Are So Many Thai Restaurants in America

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Daniel Burka

14 days ago

Our insular discourse, the way we’ve jealously protected the language and tools of design, the way we’ve focused so much on the “genius designer”… these behaviors have all worked against our own interests.

In Defense of Design Thinking, Which Is Terrible

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Daniel Burka

22 days ago

aging isn’t some kind of competitive sport you play against your peers. When it comes to staying alive, we’re all in it together

The Secret to a Longer Life? Don’t Ask These Dead Longevity Researchers

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

39 days ago

For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

43 days ago

The Race to Save Hollywood

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Daniel Burka

64 days ago

One of the commentators watching said, “All right, I’ma tell you something: There’s not much you can say about this,” and that was it. Michael Jordan dunked the words out of the head of a guy whose entire job it is to say words.

What the First Shots by Future NBA Stars Predicted About Their Careers

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Daniel Burka

67 days ago

I had known many of these people for years, yet I never knew how much mental illness affected their families. It made me sad and then angry. Why does talking about mental health in your family have to be such a secret? Why are we not sharing our experiences?

Alone With My Husband’s Secret

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

67 days ago

Your Dog Feels No Shame

theatlantic.com

Daniel Burka

69 days ago

cross-country skiers lean right into a bleak truth: We are stranded on a planet that is largely indifferent to us, a world that sets mountains in our path and drops iceballs from 50,000 feet and tortures our skin with hostile air.

What Cross-Country Skiing Reveals About the Human Condition

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

69 days ago

It is not easy to convert your soft, frail, squishy, warm human body into something that can survive in the hard world of frozen water.

What Cross-Country Skiing Reveals About the Human Condition

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

80 days ago

So if I have just one piece of advice to leave you with, it would be … don’t be a dick, man. You’ll be amazed at how much you get back when you just treat other people with dignity and respect. And it feels pretty damn good.

Letter to My Younger Self

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Daniel Burka

82 days ago

Until now St Helena – a British overseas territory 1,200 miles off the coast of south-west Africa, measuring 10 miles by five – has only been accessible by Royal Mail ship (RMS St Helena). That six-day journey from Cape Town can cost up to £4,138. So a lot is riding on the new, weekly flight.

St Helena’s airport finally ready for touchdown

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Daniel Burka

82 days ago

Mexico and Hungary tried junk food taxes — and they seem to be working

vox.com

Daniel Burka

82 days ago

That’s an average of $381 million apiece. If those billionaires had simply been content with staying at their 2016 wealth, and had given their one-year gains to the world’s poorest people instead, then extreme poverty would have been eradicated. Hell, they could have eradicated extreme poverty, at least in theory, by giving up just one seventh of their annual gains.

Oxfam's excellent inequality report 

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Daniel Burka

85 days ago

“Our research shows that companies that take the high road make a profit not in spite of paying their workers better but because they pay their workers better,” she said.

In-N-Out managers are earning a lot more than you think

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Daniel Burka

87 days ago

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is the single most promising intervention to prevent obesity.

U.S. life expectancy is dropping. Here’s how to fix it.

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Daniel Burka

88 days ago

People assume body transformations are a silver bullet to cure unhappiness, but they’re not. But even without abs, losing that much body fat is something that a lot of people only talk about doing.

I Spent 80 Days Trying to Get Abs and It Ruined My Life

vice.com

Daniel Burka

89 days ago

We have a strange situation—one of the most difficult world records to this day and it will still be in a hundred years—and wholly unknown. But I am satisfied. The war interfered much more with millions of fates. Why shouldn’t I be satisfied?

From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey

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Daniel Burka

91 days ago

I think it's completely possible to be both a skeptical, judicious reporter and also create a space for survivors to be heard.

Ronan Farrow, the Hollywood Prince Who Torched the Castle

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Daniel Burka

101 days ago

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

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Daniel Burka

103 days ago

Do Nike's New Marathon Shoes Actually Make You Run Faster?

wired.com

Daniel Burka

111 days ago

Surgical Patients May Be Feeling Pain—and (Mostly) Forgetting It

theatlantic.com

Daniel Burka

133 days ago

The feet may be dancing under the cassock, but the robe itself must never move. However, this also means changes that had taken place can be rolled back without any official movement.

The war against Pope Francis

theguardian.com

Daniel Burka

134 days ago

Our research shows that very few people really don’t care. Deep down, almost everyone does care about voting, and they feel shame for not doing it.

The real problem is that voting in America is just hard.

The epic journey of American voters

civicdesign.org

Daniel Burka

136 days ago

The real problem is that voting in America is just hard.

The epic journey of American voters

civicdesign.org

Daniel Burka

138 days ago

because you can't have a solution until you start dealing with the problem: What you reveal, you heal

Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

139 days ago

“Consumers are sometimes wary of low-sodium products, thinking they will lack flavor,” Ms. Liebman observed. But when sodium is reduced gradually and without fanfare, they hardly notice it.

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

139 days ago

“Consumers are sometimes wary of low-sodium products, thinking they will lack flavor,” Ms. Liebman observed. But when sodium is reduced gradually and without fanfare, they hardly notice it.

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

139 days ago

Because salt added to our foods by processors and restaurants, not that from our saltshakers, is the main source of sodium in our diets, protecting the health of the most vulnerable requires a society-wide reduction in sodium.

Clearing Up the Confusion About Salt

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

148 days ago

Looking back, it feels like C.K.’s entire oeuvre was less a deployment of harsh truths than a deft way of laundering them, masking his truly unforgivable behavior. He was strategically vulnerable.

Why All the Comedy Men Are So Awful

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Daniel Burka

155 days ago

Call it the Shalane Effect: You serve as a rocket booster for the careers of the women who work alongside you, while catapulting forward yourself.

How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

155 days ago

You know, I remember when I woke up on the morning that (I still can’t believe I’m saying these words) the President tweeted at me. You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but, man, it was … surreal.

The Noise

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Daniel Burka

160 days ago

new research shows that it may not be the sound itself that distracts us…it may be who is making it

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

hbr.org

Daniel Burka

160 days ago

new research shows that it may not be the sound itself that distracts us…it may be who is making it

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

hbr.org

Daniel Burka

162 days ago

Now that we are speaking, let us never shut up about this kind of thing. I speak up to make certain that this is not the kind of misconduct that deserves a second chance. I speak up to contribute to the end of the conspiracy of silence.

Lupita Nyong’o

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

162 days ago

There is still a long path ahead, but the results are encouraging. Dr. Green is cautious not to jump the gun, saying, "By no means do we want to suggest that this is a cure-all." But, it is difficult not to be excited at the potential of this drug.

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

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Daniel Burka

162 days ago

There is still a long path ahead, but the results are encouraging. Dr. Green is cautious not to jump the gun, saying, "By no means do we want to suggest that this is a cure-all." But, it is difficult not to be excited at the potential of this drug.

MS could be reversed with existing allergy drug

medicalnewstoday.com

Daniel Burka

170 days ago

The takeaway from all of this — particularly if you are a young person interested in math — is that asking weird, philosophical, have-you-ever-really-looked-at-your-hand sorts of questions can lead to stuff that’s actually useful.

What Would Happen If There Were No Number 6?

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Daniel Burka

171 days ago

Leaders don’t have role power to get people to act. They have to use persuasion to make it happen. For design leaders, they often do that by riding the waves of important priorities inside the organization.

How Designers Turn Into Design Leaders

medium.com

Daniel Burka

171 days ago

If the public is quiet, that is partly because so few families bear so much of this military burden, and partly because America is not involved in anything comparable to the Vietnam War

America’s Forever Wars

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

179 days ago

“Shooting a movie should be fun! It’s not a real job. It can be hard, but at the end of the day we’re dressing up and playing pretend.”

The Superweirdo Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

181 days ago

Any bloke who thinks you’re less of a candidate for a long-term relationship because *both* of you did the nasty, is a knob.

Slutty women don’t end up single and alone, actually

metro.co.uk

Daniel Burka

181 days ago

Decent guys, the kind who might be marriage material, do not write women off because they have had sex with them.

Slutty women don’t end up single and alone, actually

metro.co.uk

Daniel Burka

182 days ago

if the chief justice hides his true objections behind a feigned inability to grok the math, well, that’s a problem math can’t solve

The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math

fivethirtyeight.com

Daniel Burka

182 days ago

if the chief justice hides his true objections behind a feigned inability to grok the math, well, that’s a problem math can’t solve

The Supreme Court Is Allergic To Math

fivethirtyeight.com

Daniel Burka

202 days ago

Vint Cerf, one of the coauthors of TCP/IP and now vice president and “chief Internet evangelist” at Google, has reservations. “I think that the claims that blockchains will change the world are hyperbolic for the most part,” he zapped in an email to Fortune

Why Big Business Is Racing to Build Blockchains

fortune.com

Daniel Burka

204 days ago

Now that so many people have read “Hillbilly Elegy” this summer, I hope they draw this better moral from the story: Individuals can make a difference in others’ lives, and by providing opportunities for all, our government can do the same. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should be legitimate expectations for everyone, “hillbillies” included.

I was born in poverty in Appalachia. ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ doesn’t speak for me.

washingtonpost.com

Daniel Burka

204 days ago

NBA people love to complain about AAU basketball and the many ways it hurts American players. However, the complaints of a multibillion-dollar industry about the way its workforce is trained ring a bit hollow. They have the money to fix it. There’s a lot that NBA teams can learn from MLS. FC Dallas doesn’t care if a particular MLS draft is weak. It isn’t trying to find the next great soccer players. It’s trying to create them.

The Future of NBA Player Development Is Soccer’s Youth Academy Model

theringer.com

Daniel Burka

206 days ago

scientists say, the growing availability of high-calorie, nutrient-poor foods is generating a new type of malnutrition, one in which a growing number of people are both overweight and undernourished.

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

nytimes.com

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