Daniel Burka

Designer working at GV and living in Brooklyn

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Daniel Burka

32 days ago

When George Shultz was secretary of state in the 1980s, he liked to carve out one hour each week for quiet reflection. He sat down in his office with a pad of paper and pen, closed the door

You’re Too Busy. You Need a ‘Shultz Hour.’

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Daniel Burka

38 days ago

The Man Who Raised a Fist, 50 Years Later

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Daniel Burka

38 days ago

"The folks who are gouging people and creating shortages, they know who they are," he said. "And they're the ones who should be very concerned."

Hospitals Prepare To Launch Their Own Drug Company To Fight High Prices And Shortages

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Daniel Burka

38 days ago

As I walked, I noticed that the portraits of all these iconic women were no longer adorning the walls. I don’t know why and I didn’t ask. I just know that the likes of them have rarely been seen on that network again. Thanks to Les Moonves

'Designing Women' Creator Goes Public With Les Moonves War: Not All Harassment Is Sexual (Guest Column)

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Daniel Burka

40 days ago

I wish we could view consent as something that’s less about caution and more about care for the other person, the entire person, both during an encounter and after, when we’re often at our most vulnerable.

He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost

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Daniel Burka

42 days ago

Design for People, Use People Language

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Daniel Burka

47 days ago

I think you teach him to always stay listening to women, to always stay believing in women, and — when it comes to anyone’s expectations for women — to always stay challenging the idea of what’s right.

This Is Personal

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Daniel Burka

56 days ago

One thing we’ve always maintained about our camp, is that we want it to be world class. And in 2018? Here’s the truth: You’re not world class if you’re not actively about inclusion.

This Is Personal

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Daniel Burka

58 days ago

As Giridharadas puts it, people wanted to do “virtuous side projects instead of doing their day jobs more honorably.

Meet the ‘Change Agents’ Who Are Enabling Inequality

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Daniel Burka

78 days ago

What Can Bike Sharing Apps Teach Us About Mobile On-boarding Design?

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Daniel Burka

88 days ago

My research and experience have convinced me that what is improperly called the Montessori Method (more on “improperly” below) is not only superior to all alternatives but categorically so—not in the way that Mozart can be said to be superior to Salieri but in the way that vaccines can be said to be superior to homeopathy. I realize that this is a bold claim, but I hope not only to defend it but also to show why it is crucial to frame the claim in this way.

Montessori schools are exceptionally successful. So why aren’t there more of them?

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Daniel Burka

89 days ago

Law professors and lawyers instinctively shy away from considering the problem of law’s violence.  Every law is violent.  We try not to think about this, but we should.  On the first day of law school, I tell my Contracts students never to argue for invoking the power of law except in a cause for which they are willing to kill.

Enforcing the Law Is Inherently Violent

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Daniel Burka

90 days ago

in fragile states, it's in the best interests of aid groups and development agencies to let the home country get credit for big-ticket aid interventions and rebuilding efforts — even if their role was to negotiate the deal.

Logos On Aid Supplies: Helpful, Demeaning ... Or Dangerous?

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Daniel Burka

90 days ago

Women continue to be seriously undervalued and underappreciated,” Ms. Weems said. “The work is not taken as seriously, and men are still running the game. Men in power support men in power, and they want to see men in power

She Gave Millions to Artists Without Credit. Until Now.

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

108 days ago

The treasure hunters on a deadly quest for an eccentric's $2m bounty

theguardian.com

Daniel Burka

114 days ago

His comfort with pursuing this policy on national security grounds, his administration’s willingness to argue it wholeheartedly, and the bureaucracy’s apparent competence at generating the busywork necessary to paper it over are a testament to just how meaningless the national security justification has grown in practice.

National Security Experts Helped Hand Trump His Travel Ban

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Daniel Burka

120 days ago

Message to my history teacher, whom I once asked why no one stopped concentration camps: NEVER MIND

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Daniel Burka

131 days ago

The way you truly win big in software is to take something deeply abstract, weird, and confusing, then put an interface on top that makes it look like the most normal thing in creation.

GitHub Is Microsoft’s $7.5 Billion Undo Button

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Daniel Burka

138 days ago

“No one should be doing this,” he says. “Not in the fifth-wealthiest country in the whole world. Sacking people, making people redundant, reducing our services for the vulnerable in our society. It’s the worst job in the world.”

In Britain, Austerity Is Changing Everything

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

139 days ago

Unfortunately, the Electric Scooters Are Fantastic

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Daniel Burka

141 days ago

'My whole life has been a lie': Sweden admits meatballs are Turkish

theguardian.com

Daniel Burka

160 days ago

David Letterman Just Can’t Figure Out Why He Never Had Women Writers

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Daniel Burka

161 days ago

In 1965, when Esquire asked college radicals to name revolutionary icons, they ranked Spider-Man and the Hulk alongside Bob Dylan and Che Guevara.

We’re the Good Guys, Right?

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Daniel Burka

162 days ago

The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

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Daniel Burka

166 days ago

How many codes do you deal with every week? Between promotion codes, access codes, student IDs, and two-factor authentication codes, entering gibberish text has become part of our everyday. But if you’ve ever tried typing out an Amazon gift code or software license code, you know that not all codes are created equal.

Usability for Promotion Codes and Access Codes

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Daniel Burka

179 days ago

Love this quote from pessimist Yvon Chouinard: "I'm a happy person because the cure for depression is action."

I'm a happy person. Because the cure for depression is action.

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

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Daniel Burka

180 days ago

“The sesame oil used by your grandmother’s generation, your mother’s generation and your generation is exactly the same," Ozawa says. "It has never changed."

Japan Has Perfected the Niche Business Model. Just Ask These ‘Boneheads’

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Daniel Burka

184 days ago

Women are often discouraged from being athletic and competitive, so the female runners who made it to Boston had already overcome more social obstacles than men. They may simply be tougher, and this was a year when toughness worked.

Why Men Quit and Women Don’t

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

190 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?

fastcompany.com

Daniel Burka

200 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

200 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

208 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

225 days ago

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

nytimes.com

Daniel Burka

229 days ago

The Race to Save Hollywood

medium.com

Daniel Burka

250 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

253 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

253 days ago

Your Dog Feels No Shame

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Daniel Burka

255 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

255 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

266 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

268 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

theguardian.com

Daniel Burka

268 days ago

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

vox.com

Daniel Burka

268 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

271 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

273 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.

washingtonpost.com

Daniel Burka

274 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

275 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

277 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

hollywoodreporter.com

Daniel Burka

287 days ago

It's Been an Open Secret All Along

theatlantic.com

Daniel Burka

289 days ago

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

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