There Was No Midterm Misinformation Crisis Because We've Democratized Propaganda
Not a huge fan of the title, but the analysis inside makes some good points (and some new ones I hadn't seen before!)
Honestly, I expected to dislike this piece, as I have t been a huge fan of many of Amazon's business practices. But, it surprised me. This thinking 100% fits with my own experiences around high quality work and decision making.
Yes. Yes. Yes. I often wonder if I'd done my last company this way, whether things would have gone better...
Good love Swisher's transparency and self awareness in this very fun piece
So simple, yet so genius (granted, I haven't dated in 18yrs and hopefully never will again, so take my advice with the appropriate grain of salt)
Wil Reynolds recommended this piece, and it's easy to see why. The stats and research paired with real letters from couples is powerful, and often humorous and engaging too.
Fascinating (and horrifying) look at how media manipulation works
This is great writing, and, according to all the replies I got on Twitter, accurate.
Handy info for all of us travelers - note that the right time to buy fluctuates by season.
"The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy" sadly, not surprising. But at least we can all feel less crazy for thinking it might be true.
An insightful, enjoyably short read that nails it.
"Goliaths are tumbling, Davids are ascendant, and beer is one of the unambiguously happy stories in the U.S. economy." Worth a read to see how and why this unique field is improving on so many vectors when so many are in decline.
It sounds like it might be clickbait, but this piece actually delivers
I found some of this rice at DeLaurenti in Seattle. It really is that good.
If you, like me, remember this movie fondly, this is a must-read
This is smart, thoughtful, and nuanced, and despite being a huge advocate for transparency, I agree it's not the best thing to do in every situation
Social media isn't as strong as we think in impacting voters, but TV is *shockingly* powerful, despite receiving substantially less criticism.
Good to remember this next time there's a similar conflict
Remarkable findings on the power of natural sound to improve people's moods, abilities, and disposition
Ads *do* work that way, but they also work in many others. Good rundown of them here
The odds of a lawn dart harming your life aren't high, but we still banned them. The odds of a smart home + security state harming your life seem pretty equivalent...
A great piece of journalism, this long, but worthwhile read is a series of fascinating, dark stories about the power of SEO, negative reviews, and the lengths companies will go to in order to protect their Google results.
Excellent analysis and advice in here
I love clear, logic-driven takedowns of pervasive (and useless) gender myths like this one.
It's the aggregation of experience that makes this piece so uniquely insightful
One of the best, most illuminating pieces I've ever read about the science of how we perceive tastes
This is incredible.
A wonderful piece of writing, and a set of concepts that too few of us spend time considering
At the heart of America's problems is the belief that an opinion should be just as valid as actual data. Few pieces highlight that better than this one.
Potentially complex ethics, but a good phenomenon to be aware of
Not just a good commentary on the current state of VC (which is damned odd), but also a great example of a company wisely bucking the prevailing trend
Dark, but welcome data in the search for understanding of what the term and those who embrace it are all about
The findings are actually quite useful and the traits they found to be non-correlated with success were equally interesting
Well argued, and backed up with data and investigation into counterpoints... We need another giant stimulus
I hated being groomed to be "tough" as a bit. Took me decades to unlearn it. Great piece.
Inside every group member is a potential lone dissenter who can restore a sense of individuality and create a foundation for constructive dissent
We need to stop stereotyping, because the data doesn't fit the narrative
The best piece I've read on this topic. Nuanced, and complex, just like reality.
This is wholly incredible. Fingers crossed, it takes off like universal basic income, and real attempts are made to experiment.
This might be the best political writing I've seen in months, and it tells a truly Hollywood-worthy story of Mueller and Comey from the Bush years that I'd never before heard.